Italian readings with slow audio

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A huge collection of 300+ short readings sorted by level with slow audio, Italian transcript, and English translation to improve your listening and reading skills.

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English translation

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If you stop to look up each and every word you don't know, you lose the flow. To think in Italian, you should listen and read Italian. Only after you listen and read the Italian version, take a look at the English translation.

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22 October
Un vento fortissimo
Un vento fortissimo
23 October
To lend in Italian – Italian grammar lesson 172
To lend in Italian
25 October
Mangiare in Italian: the verb “to eat” and its culture
mangiare in italian
27 October
To take and to bring: Italian grammar lesson 173
To take and to bring
27 October
Pagare con WhatsApp
whatsapp
28 October
Dopo la scuola
scuola
29 October
La torta sbagliata
marzipan apple pieH 1
30 October
To be used to (doing) something: Italian grammar lesson 175
cold
30 October
Una vacanza in Sicilia
Una vacanza in Sicilia
31 October
Uno schermo davanti agli occhi
Uno schermo davanti agli occhi
1 November
Migliorare la lingua italiana
italian conversation chat
1 November
The Italian alphabet
Italian alphabet
2 November
Ombre sul muro
ombre muri 1
3 November
Italian adjectives: Italian grammar lesson 196
Italian adjectives 2
3 November
Transport – mezzi di trasporto: Italian grammar lesson 171
transport in Italian

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Every Italian text is read by a native speaker at a slow but natural pace to catch every word.

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