Hi everyone, and welcome to the Italian Podcast. This is Davide, this is an episode for beginners. I want to read you a letter in Italian. I will read slowly first and then at normal speed. I also want to ask you some questions. If you want, you can answer the questions on the episode page on podcastialiano.com, where you can also find the entire transcription and translation into English. I will try to correct your mistakes. It can be a useful writing exercise. Bon Ascorto!
Dear listeners or listeners,
Dear listener (male) or listener (female)
Now I am on the bus*. Do you know what “coach” means? There is also the word “bus” in Italian. Bus and Coach are synonyms, and they have the same meaning.
Now I am (I found myself in) On a bus. Do you know what “Pullman” means? In Italian, we also have the word “autobus”. “Autobus” and “pullman” are synonyms, and they mean the same thing. (bus)
Now I am going to Poland. In Europe, travel by bus has recently become common. Because I live in Hungary, I can travel to many countries by bus. In Europe, there are many small countries that are very close to each other. Do you often travel by bus?
Now I am going to Poland. In Europe, travel by bus has recently become common. Because I live in Hungary, I can go (to) many countries by bus (by bus). In Europe, there are many small countries that are very close to each other. Do you often travel by bus?
I like taking the bus very much, but I have a big problem: I can hardly sleep. This is a problem because I often travel overnight to save money.
I kind of like to take the bus (on the bus), but I have a big problem: I can hardly sleep (I can almost never sleep).This is a problem because I often travel at night to save [money].
At night, travel is usually cheaper. But since I am a tall man, I can hardly sleep comfortably. Sometimes I traveled for 15 hours or even a minute without sleeping! Have you walked such a long way? where are you going?
Night travel costs are lower. But since I am a tall man, I will almost never be comfortable and sleep. Sometimes I traveled for 15 hours and didn’t even sleep for a minute! Have you traveled for such a long time? where are you going?
At least mobile phones, tablets*, e-book readers*, podcasts*, etc. There is always something to do. How do you spend your time on long journeys?
At least for mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers, podcasts, etc., there is always something to do. How did you pass the time for such a long trip?
* Plural foreign words usually have the plural “s” removed.
Sometimes you will see strange things on the bus. Once, when I was sitting in the last row of seats, a girl in a sleeping bag was lying on the bed and fell asleep in the corridor. I have never seen anyone do this… Have you seen strange things on the bus?
Sometimes we can see strange things on the bus (on the bus). Once I was sitting in the last row of seats, and a girl in a sleeping bag was lying on the corridor sleeping. I have never seen anyone do this (do this)… Have you seen strange things on the bus?
That’s all for today’s content, thank you for listening. I suggest you go back to this episode and listen to it a few more times. This way you can remember the structure and vocabulary faster. I also have a small request.If you can, please visit Podcast Italiano page on Apple Podcasts And leave a comment. This will hopefully help others find podcasts.
thank you very much! Goodbye! Hello there.