CBI Lesson 101

CBI 1-01 | Saying ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in Italian

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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17 thoughts on “CBI 1-01 | Saying ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in Italian”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!


  4. 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!

  5. 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!


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