In this tutorial I talk about the verb “essere” (to be), its conjugation in the present and its uses.
In this tutorial I explain another way in which we can ask the question “How are you?”, “How do you do?” in Italy, and I show the conjugation of the irregular verb “andare” in the present.
In this tutorial I explain how we ask the question “How are you?” in Italy, and I show the conjugation of the irregular verb “stare” in the present.
In this tutorial I explain how we greet people in Italy. The terms “buongiorno”, “buonasera”, and “ciao”, among others, will all be discussed. The opening and closing music is an original rendition of “‘O Sole Mio” (1898) by Giovanni Capurro (lyrics) and Eduardo di Capua (music). The image used in the opening titles is a mosaic depicting Plato’s Academy from the Villa of T. Siminius Stephanus in Pompeii (Wikimedia Commons), while the image in the closing titles is a fresco showing a prince and a philosopher from the Villa of P. Fannius Sinistrex in Boscoreale (my picture from the National Archaeological Museum in Naples).