Italian Beginners Guide

Italian Beginners Guide

This guide was written for Italian Beginners that don’t know where to start learning the Italian language. Italian is spoken by over Eighty Million people in Italy and other countries in Europe such as Malta, San Marino and parts of Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia and France. Most native speakers of Italian are bilingual of both standardized Italian and their regional dialect. Italian is also the primary language of Vatican City.

The most important thing you need to have before you start learning Italian. You need to have a reason to learn Italian. To keep you properly motivated towards your goal of becoming fluent with Italian. Motivation to learn will be your biggest challenge to determine if you’ll be successful or not. So focus on a reason to keep you interest and motivation for the long haul .

Familiarizes Yourself with the Italian Alphabet And Italian Numbers
Learning to read the Italian Alphabet should be the first stop for Italian beginners. The Italian varies quite a bit from the English Alphabet. Because Italian only has 21 letters. The letters j, k, w, x, and y are missing from the Italian alphabet but the do however appear in words burrowed from other languages. Italian Numbers are like English but with different pronunciation. Further information about both the Italian Alphabet and Italian Numbers linked below

Italian Vocabulary and Italian Phrases
Logical next step for Italian Beginners after learning the Italian Alphabet would be to start developing your Italian vocabulary with Italian words and phrases. I put together two posts of Italian vocabulary and one post of Italian phrases for Italian beginners to start building their knowledge of Italian Words and Phrases.

Italian Grammar
The Italian grammar rules you must follow and understand to properly speak the Italian language. Italian sentence structure follows a Subject-Verb-Object pattern much like English does. Italian Nouns can be either Masculine or Feminine. Most Italian end in a vowel sound, those that don’t are usually of foreign origins. Italian has several “moods” for it’s verbs that indicate the speakers feelings towards the action being done as well as what “tense” or time it’s being done. Italian Adjectives can have a gender as well depending if they are singular or plural. More information about Italian grammar can be found below.

Consider Using a Language Learning Program
If your really serious about learning Italian and want to maximize your time then you should consider using an Italian language course to further aide you in your quest to learn Italian. There are several great programs out there that deliver a great language learning experience. The advantages of a language learning program is the organization and having a next step already lined up. Most break down the lessons into 30 minute intervals that can fit into any type of schedule. Flexibly to retry a lesson to make sure you understand what you are learning and give you confidence in succeeding. Examples of great Italian language programs can be found below.

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