Tu chiamale se vuoi emozioni – Emotions in Italian – Audio

Learnthenameofemozioni,emotionsinItalian,repeataftertheaudiofiles. Italiansarefamousforbeingpassionate(passionali)andimpulsive(impulsivi).SinceShakespeare’stime,foreignersinlovewithItalydescribeouremotionsintheirownlanguage.DoyouactuallyknowthenameoftheemotionsandtherelativeaggettiviinItalian?

Wecanstartsortingthetheemozioniandtheconnectedaggettivi bysplittingtheminpositiveandnegative.Notsurprisingly,mostEnglishadjectivessoundliketheItalianrelatedaggettivi,butbeawareof”falsefriends“,ItalianandEnglishwordsofthesameorigin,usuallyLatin,butdifferentinmeaning.

ThecorrectverbfordescribinganemotionisPROVARE(un’emozione).Ifyouwanttodescribeanemotionusinganadjective,youneedtousetheverbesserefollowedbytheaggettivo.Forexample:

Thereareverbsotherthanprovare fordescribingemotions,butprovareisgoodformostofthem,soifyouwanttobesafeandlearngradually,justuseit.Dependingontheemotion,youcanalsouseavere(“Hounagrandepassioneperlalinguaitaliana”), sentire-tofeel-(“Sentomoltatenerezzaperilmiocane”).Ifyouneedtodescribeyourfeelingswithanadjective,insomecasesyoucanusethe”verbo riflessivo“sentirsiinsteadofessere (“Misentotriste”=”Sonotriste”).

InthefirstcolumnyoucanfindtheEnglishemotion,theItalian emozione inthesecondandthe aggettivo inthethird.

Please,nowlistentothepodcastandrepeat.Itwillhelptoimproveyourpronunciation.

Useyourspacebarforpausingtheaudioandrepeat EMOZIONIPOSITIVE

EMOZIONINEGATIVE

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Riccardo
Milanese, graduated in Italian literature a long time ago, I began teaching Italian online in Japan back in 2003. I usually spend winter in Tokyo and go back to Italy when the cherry blossoms shed their petals.

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