These free Easiest Italian Lessons are the EASIEST WAY TO BEGIN LEARNING ITALIAN
By Robert Masters with Nino Toscano
ITALIAN IS LIKE ENGLISH IN MANY WAYS
Are you aware that you already know many Italian words? In fact, you may not realize that you've been reading and speaking some Italian for years. In English many obviously Italian words and expressions are in common use. Also, Italian and English have thousands of other shared words which, in their written form at least, are strikingly similar or even identical.
Thousands of words in English and Italian look alike. Many are identical in both languages. Some have only minor changes in spelling, and are easy to recognize. In many cases, the only difference is the pronunciation.
It makes sense to begin by putting some of the already-learned skills of your first language English to good use in helping you learn Italian as a second language.
OVERVIEW OF EASY ITALIAN LESSONS
Easy Italian Lesson One begins by explaining how Easiest Italian is easiest because so many Italian words are similar to English words.
Easy Italian Lesson Two introduces Italian Cognates -- Italian words that are similar to English words.
Easy Italian Lesson Three reveals English words that have been adopted into Italian, in the lesson English Words in Italian.
Easy Italian Lesson Four focuses on familiar Italian words that have been adopted into English, in the lesson Italian Words in English.
Easy Italian Lesson Five reveals Italian Words Spelled Like English.
Easy Italian Lesson Six has words similar to English but with accent marks in Italian over some letters, in the lesson Italian Words with Accent Marks.
Easy Italian Lesson Seven has Italian words spelled somewhat like English, with part of the word spelled like English, but other parts spelled differently than English. Progressively it will show you Italian words spelled increasingly different from their English relatives, although still clearly recognizable as related.
Easy Italian Lesson Eight examines a different topic – a Italian word that looks similar to an English word but has a different meaning -- although it is somehow related enough to suggest the correct meaning of the Italian word.
For example, ‘LIBRERIA’ in Italian means bookstore.
So ‘libreria’ in Italian is different from the English word it resembles (library) because it means bookstore, but similar in that both have to do with books, making it easier to remember.
Easy Italian Lesson Nine introduces Italian False Cognates that reveal how in some cases a treacherous Italian word looks like an English word but has a different meaning that can be misleading.
Easy Italian Lesson Ten, Italian Pronunciation You Know from English, unlike preceding lessons about look-alikes, focuses on sound-alikes. These are Italian words you know how to pronounce, because there are some Italian words you already know how to pronounce in English.
Sound similarities are far fewer than spelling similarities. So this lesson will take you a step farther from the likenesses between the two languages toward the differences. It will prepare you for one of the logical next steps of learning -- listening to and then speaking Italian.
DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL EASY ITALIAN LESSONS:
1. Easy Italian Lesson ONE -- Easiest Italian
2. Easy Italian Lesson TWO -- Italian Cognates are Like English
3. Easy Italian Lesson THREE -- English Words in Italian
4. Easy Italian Lesson FOUR -- Italian Words in English
5. Easy Italian Lesson FIVE -- Italian Words Spelled Like English
6. Easy Italian Lesson SIX -- Italian Words With Accent Marks
7. Easy Italian Lesson SEVEN -- Italian Spelled Somewhat Differently Than English
8. Easy Italian Lesson EIGHT -- Italian Cognates With Different But Suggestive Meanings
9. Easy Italian Lesson NINE -- Italian False Cognates With Different Meanings
10. Easy Italian Lesson TEN -- Italian You Know How to Pronounce from English
EASIEST ITALIAN LESSONS BEFORE ANY OTHER ITALIAN COURSES
Before beginning any other Italian course, it will help you to quickly glance through these Easiest Italian Lessons first -- whether you are an adult trying to learn on your own -- or a student about to take a Italian course in school. After skimming through these Easiest Italian Lessons first, you will find that any other Italian course will be much easier for you.
You can get ready for any other Italian course quickly and easily, with these Italian words similar to English.
Discover how much you know about Italian just because you know English. Find out first how much you already know about Italian from English -- but may not be aware of yet. You will recognize more Italian words than you realize. This will make it easier when you begin any other Italian language course.
Easy Italian Lessons on this website are the very easiest way for you to begin Italian.
This is a quick Review of English that is an easy Preview of Italian -- no study required.
So if you want to get an easy head start in Italian, take a little time to glance through these Easiest Italian Lessons before beginning any other Italian classes.
If you are going to take Beginning Italian classes in school, it will be much easier if you read these Easiest Italian Lessons first.
This will give you a great advantage over other students -- and also enable you to get higher grades in Italian class.
You can read these easiest Italian words related to English at your own pace, unlike being forced to keep up when trying to listen to a teacher speak Italian in class.
This Easiest Italian will effortlessly give you a giant head start that will make Italian classes much easier for you.
Learning a foreign language is never EASY.
But some foreign languages are EASIER than others.
Italian, with many words like English, is one of the EASIEST.