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Italian Grammar and Culture Podcast

Thanks for tuning in to Radio Arlecchino, Italian grammar made easy!   Arlecchino, Pulcinella and other masks of the Italian Commedia dell'arte will help you learn the subtleties of Italian grammar, one zany episode at a time.

Podcasts are built around dialogs that explain the Italian grammar behind communicative language functions – functions like describing and comparing, recommending and expressing opinions, recounting the past, expressing likes and dislikes, hypothesizing, and talking about the future.

You can download pdf files to read dialog transcripts and learn more from additional grammar and cultural notes.   You can even ask questions on the discussion blog.   Come join our community, and learn Italian with our podcast team.   Tell your friends you heard it conjugated on Radio Arlecchino!

Current Podcast:  December 7, 2009
Episode 22:  Truth and Consequences
If things had not been so wildly hectic here at Radio Arlecchino of late, this exciting episode would have appeared quite a bit sooner! But here it is at last, full of bone-chilling encounters of the second and third kind! Hypothetically speaking, that is. If you donít tell the truth, you have to face the consequences. And we spell it all out for you, in every poignant tense and mood required. And what if Antonella were suddenly to be whisked away to Rome again, leaving Eric to his own devices in front of the microphone? Would it be sad, or would a clever plan be hatched? What if you were to listen in…?
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Download (right-click): ra_22.mp3  (MP3, 12:07, 11.37 MB)