Italian Pronunciation - Lesson 4
Hard and Soft C's and G'sAfter this class you should;
be able to correctly pronounce Italian words containing theses hard and soft C's and G's.
Hard and Soft C's and G's
basic online exercise
|Printable vocabulary list|
Printable large flash cards (English Side)
Printable large flash cards (Italian Side)
You can learn more about the Italian c, g and sc (hard and soft) on these pages of the following books.
Page 3 - 4 (page #'s may vary as I have an older edition) of "Ciao" by Carla Federici & Carla Larese Riga, copyright 1986.
If you do not own these books, don't worry, it is not mandatory that you do unless you were instructed to buy them at the beginning of the class. However, they can be very useful in a lot of ways and if you would like to know more about these books and where to buy them, simply go to our online bookstore or quicker yet, just click on the appropriate book below.
Did you know? - A bit of Italian Trivia" Italian (Italiano) is a Romance language currently spoken by some 66,000,000 people, of whom the vast majority live in peninsular Italy (including the Republic of San Marino). France, including Corsica, has about 260,000 Italian speakers and Switzerland more than 500,000 (the canton of Ticino). For a large, if decreasing, proportion of these speakers, standard Italian is not the language of the home, where dialectal forms are used.
Overseas (e.g., in the United States, where it is estimated that there are some 1,500,000 Italian speakers; in Brazil, with about 700,000 and in Argentina, with about 600,000) speakers sometimes do not know the standard language and use only dialect forms.
Standard Italian is widely used in the countries of Malta and Somalia. A pidgin Italian can still be heard in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but has little extension. In Libya , also, its use is now dying out. Relics of a Jewish Italian (see Italkian) survive within Italy; an entire colony of 6,000 Corfu Jews, who used a Venetan dialect (see Venetan language) as a home language, was exterminated during World War II....."
This information about Italian obtained from Orbilat.com - Italian Language - General Overview
Have you heard? - Some good Italian MusicA fun song sung by Giorgia. Relax (if you can, it's a dance tune), listen a few times and then read along with it and check out the pronunciation!
great songs are available on --->
Here are the song's lyrics,
read along while you listen to è il mio giorno migliore and listen to his pronunciation of the words you see!
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