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Italian Short Stories for Beginners

Simple short stories for beginners with slow audio, Italian transcript, and English translation to improve your listening and reading skills

These easy short Italian stories for beginners are taken from a wider collection of Italian short stories.

They make excellent reading and listening material for those who just started studying the Italian language.

For beginners, it’s important to keep the speech rate relatively slow in order to catch most of the words.

Otherwise, many would feel overwhelmed if they weren’t able to understand the gist of the story.

Besides that, both the Italian transcript and the English translation help track Italian words and phrases back to their English equivalent.

Vocabulary should be limited to basic words and expressions that are used frequently in daily life.

In this sense, diaries are an excellent source of simple, practical words.

Grammar should also be limited to basic patterns, especially verb conjugations.

In fact, you can say 80% of what you think only by using the present tense and the past tense.

The purpose of these bilingual readings with slow audio is to get used to listening and reading Italian, rather than understanding everything you hear and see.

These Italian short stories for beginners are kept simple.