The Italian language has a simple phonetic system with fewer sounds and a consistent way of pronouncing vowels, consonants, and sequences of sounds. It is very easy to pronounce Italian.
Here are some Tips and Tricks to Learn Italian
A smart trick to learn Italian is to start with the pronunciation. It should include the vocabulary and the most impeccable grammar. If you focus on pronunciation then it will give you incredibly fast results.
Now let us look further and explore all the tricks that you can use to learn the Italian language.
Tips and tricks to know
These three-step process will make you learn Italian pronunciation easily
- Start by learning the 5 vowels A, E, I, O, U where the Italian vowels are always pronounced clearly and openly and they always sound the same.
- Learn the syllables BA, BE, BI, BO, BU For example words like BROCCOLI, FINITO, etc, and entire phrases.
- Then“shadowing” (imitate the Italian speaker by copying their speed, intonation, pitch, and overall melody). Search for a video with Italian subtitles of an Italian native speaker. It will do wonders for your Italian pronunciation
Talking to yourself
Spend your time in the morning and evening by talking to yourself. This is the best and easy technique to learn Italian.
Start with a statement in the morning about what you’re going to do that day. You can use a simple present tense and you can add more Italian words later.
Think back over what you have done all day in the evening. Just use present tenses and if you feel comfortable use past tense and future tense.
Listen to Native Speakers
Listen to native speakers talking even if you are an absolute beginner. Spontaneous conversation is produced by native speakers and it is the best way to get started.
Conversation with native speakers is the easiest way to produce language, this will be very spontaneous and immediate. It is preferable for you to choose very basic conversations for example conversation at the supermarket, a conversation about a favorite film, etc.
Listening to a recorded conversation of your choice and try to repeat what they said on the audio. Play as many times until you feel confident enough to record yourself and listen to your recorded voice speaking Italian. This will help you to block the beginners and it is an active part of learning a language.
Learn basic rules
About 58% of English words come from Romance languages, which means that 1000s of English words are similar to Italian words. So they will be easy to learn and remember.
Learn few basic rules on how to transform English words into their Italian counterparts. For example, the Italian word for “formal” is formale, which is pronounced as form-ah-leh and the Italian word for “general” is generale, which is pronounced as gener-ah-leh.
Be bold to make mistakes
Do not be self-conscious of making mistakes and worried about frustration. Try to learn the language and encourage you to keep going. It will naturally get back your personality of speaking with passion, still, make sure you have to keep trying.
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