Ciao a tutti! This week our Tune for Tuesday comes from Italian indie rock singer-songwriter, Giuseppe Peveri, known by his stage name, Dente (Italian for “tooth”). He started his solo career in 2006 and has since become one of Italy’s most popular independent artists.
For any Coffee Break Italian learners who find the verb piacere a bit tricky to use, have a listen to Dente’s song A me piace lei for some good examples. Notice how the verb changes depending on whether what he likes is singular (mi piace) or plural (mi piacciono), or whether he’s talking about what she likes (le piace). Why not trying creating your own song or poem listing the things you like, using the verb piacere?
What other Italian artists do you know? Feel free to share some of your favourites in the comments!
We hope you enjoy listening to A me piace lei even if you’re not an Italian learner, and remember that you can find our full Spotify and YouTube playlists below, containing songs from all over the world.
If you’d like to hear the song played more slowly, we recommend watching the YouTube video below and selecting a slower playback speed by clicking on the settings symbol. To find the lyrics, click here.