Take your first steps in learning Italian with teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca. In this lesson you’ll learn to say “hello” and ask the question “how are you?” You’ll also learn some appropriate answers for this question, and discover more about Italian culture.

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    16 replies to "CBI 1-01 | Saying ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in Italian"

    • Marco

      Great¡¡¡ I’m listening now. Thank you so much Mark

    • Moriah

      Finally!!! I have been waiting for a CB Italian for a couple of years now; thank you so much!! I actually haven’t listened to it yet (still downloading…), but I am so excited to actually learn Italian at the same pace as you guys instead of playing catchup like I have with all the other ones. Grazie mille!

    • Hua

      I started learning Italian a couple of months ago and I was so excited when I heard that you guys were going to launch Coffee Break Italian! I’ve already downloaded the first few episodes. So ready to start learning with all of you. Thank you, Mark!

    • lynn

      grazie marco! mi piacce molto la lezzione di oggi!

    • Angel

      Prego Mark! Francesca,Katie

    • Angel

      Enjoying the coffee break lessons! !

    • Rinaldo

      I’m so happy to see that you finally are going to do Italian!!!

    • Heath

      Finally! I’m ready to learn and very excited!!



    • Anna Carbone

      Multo bene! I hope to learn more as we go!

      Anna M. Carbone
      Arvada, Co

    • Paula J Matelli

      I was excited to see an ad for this on Facebook…I had not heard of it before that. I am now a Podcast subscriber and am enjoying it…Thank you!

    • Angela

      I’ve been living abroad for several years now, and have just moved to Albania, a country where Italian is commonly spoken. I discovered the old series “My Daily Phrase Italian” and downloaded all the episodes, and have been listening regularly. But I was concerned that the series is from so long ago…it seems no longer possible to access the premium membership materials, etc. But then I saw the announcement about Coffee Break Italian, and I was so excited! I enjoy the 15-20 min lessons — I listen while eating breakfast with my infant daughter — and I like the more interactive, conversational format (though I still listen to “My Daily Phrase”, too).

      I’m already using every bit of what I’ve been learning when I go to the markets, to speak to my housekeeper, etc. And my husband and I are considering a trip across the sea to southern Italy for our 10th wedding anniversary — because of these fun lessons, I know I will be able to speak confidently when we’re there. Grazie tutti for all the hard work that goes into making both of these excellent programs!

      • radiolingua radiolingua

        Ciao, Angela. The My Daily Phrase lessons are still available in the premium format: if you prefer these you can purchase them at the following link. http://radiolingua.com/landing-mdpi-01/ I hope this helps.

    • Deepak

      My friend told me about coffee break italian and am so happy that she shared this with me, thank you so much.

    • Robin

      These lessons are great. I loved learning more with Coffee Break Spanish last year. I’m going to Romo in a few weeks and would love to learn some conversational Italian before I go. Grazie for making this program!

    • Cameron

      Absolutely brilliant. A very calming way to learn Italian.

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