Italian Jokes with Slow Audio

Simple, entertaining Italian conversation for beginners and intermediate speakers with slow audio, Italian transcript, and English translation to help you improve your listening and reading skills.

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What's in a Reading?

Slow Audio

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

Italian Transcript

There's an Italian transcript to read along if you need a visual aid.

English Translation

No need to look up new words with the complete English translation!

Is it for me?

This podcast is for you if...

You enjoy learning something new

There’s a whole treasure trove of interesting and challenging material to get you to practice listening and reading.

You want to start thinking in Italian like a natural

Repeat what you hear and resist the temptation to look at the translation right away. I’m confident you’ll be thinking in Italian in a couple of days.

You want to make the most of your time

Listen to the material while commuting or exercising. You can do it anywhere!

You have time to practice a little every day

Being consistent is key!

This podcast is NOT for you if...

You’ll just listen passively and not properly

To make true progress, you have to speak and not just listen and read.

You’re too busy to practice daily

Many casual learners fail because they skip classes. Try to find an extra 5-10 minutes per day to listen to a story.

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Listen to original Italian songs read by a native speaker at a slow pace!

A challenging way to...

The ideal podcast for beginners to intermediate Italian speakers

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How to Learn Italian with these Readings

Learn in 4 Steps

Here’s a simple plan to learn effectively with these readings.

To get the most out of your short story, piece of news, or conversation, I suggest this 4-step approach.

1. Skim

Read the story for the gist, not the details. The first time, focus on trying to understand the main ideas of the story: the characters, the major plot developments, and the setting.

2. Scan

Take your time to read it again carefully. Look up unknown words, phrases, or grammatical constructions that are unfamiliar to you. Write them down in a notebook or on flashcards to help you memorize them.

3. Look up

Look at the translation to read the story one more time. This way, you understand the text fully and have access to the translations and explanations.

4. Sum up

For further practice, I recommend writing a summary of the story. This way, you'll have a more complete understanding of it and make new vocabulary and grammar topics easier to memorize.

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There's no need to...

Catch every word

Listening is more difficult than reading. Don't be anxious to catch every single word right away. Don't stop the audio!

Look up every word

When you stop to look up words, you lose the flow. First, try to rely on the Italian version.

Funny Italian short stories are the best way to learn the language even when you’re not learning in class or reading a book.

Each story is read in Italian with slow audio and translated into English.

The course can be useful to learn basic Italian, but also for those who want to learn the language through the most common jokes in Italy.

Fun way to learn Italian

Compositions of jokes in the Italian language that are read in slow audio with English translation. Jokes can be listened to or read to learn how to express yourself in Italian, to learn the language or to improve your Italian jokes.

Highly effective technique

By listening to jokes you acquire vocabulary, increase your speed of speaking and develop your fluency in the language. Sayings, popular phrases and idioms are developed in your daily life.

Keep that “memory bank” full

Learning new jokes is a fantastic way to keep that “memory bank” full. If you try to repeat what you hear, memorize and repeat often this will help you acquire vocabulary, improve speaking skills and develop fluency in the language.

Remember to check also our news in slow ItalianItalian conversationsItalian songs, and Italian short stories for beginners.

Your Italian Language Coach

Ciao! My name is Stefano. I am an Italian tutor and course author.

As a serial language learner, I’ve lectured in polyglot clubs about my method.

After learning 12 languages, I can tell you that we all master languages by listening and mimicking.

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Thierry Hsieh
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Founder - Polyglot Club (Taiwan)
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