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Please start with Level 1…

You’ll learn your first Italian words:
io-tu-lui/lei | noi-voi-loro.


You’ll discover the most important Italian word; memorize ho-hai-ha | abbiamo-avete-hanno; and, finally, learn how to say that you are hungry.


You’ll discover the second most important word in Italian; memorize sono-sei-è | siamo-siete-sono; and appreciate the incredible power of the participio passato! (Never heard of? Don’t worry, we’ll fix that…)

Level 3 is the toughest level of the entire book. You’ll need power and perseverance to go through the equivalent of 20 book pages and explode avere into more than 30 pieces. It’s a rough initiation, but like all initiation rites, you have to do it only once! Enjoy…


You’ll first explore essere which is different from avere because it wants to know if you are a girl or a boy; and, second, make the first encounter with a universal scheme of the Italian language, the so-called ‘o-a | i-e’ scheme.


You’ll go into the details of Group 1 action words which include amare to love, pensare to think, parlare to speak/talk, arrivare to arrive, and studiare to study. Because you are one of those people who use their brain day to day in life, pensare to think will guide you through Group 1.

You’ll make a short excursion into irregular future stems, and, finally, we’ll get the global picture of personal pronouns, your final great intellectual challenge in Italian. From there on, you’ll be definitely in calmer waters. We promise!


After 7 levels of concentrated Italian grammar, you will be ready to start exploring the Italian language all by yourself and read your first newspaper articles!


Volume 2 will present you important advice on how to manage the key challenge of language learning: mastering the words! In particular, we will address three questions:

  1. How many words do you need to be perfectly at ease with the Italian language? (The answer is: between 5000 and 15,000.)
  2. Where will you find those thousands of words?
  3. How will you transfer them into your brain?

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