Giorno vs giornata

sebongela

sebongela

Ciao a tutti

 Coffee Break Italian YouTube has a short explanation about using buongiorno and Buona giornata. Rocket doesn't explain this and wondered what the difference is. 

So was wondering if  there was a difference. Subtle I know, but I still like to know the difference. I think that is where different sources does make a more complete understanding

Sebongela

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Buongiorno, sebongela.  The former is ‘good morning’ (upon meeting) and the latter has meanings equivalent to ‘have a nice day’ (usually upon departing).  

A presto

Chris

 

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi Sebongela, 

Thanks for your question! 
I believe that when one starts noticing subtle differences like that one, it means they are really making progress! 
sebongela

sebongela

Hi Kristina and ChrisM108

Thank you. I may have explained myself badly. What I was trying to say is that on YouTube Coffee Break gave a very good explanation of these words. That all bits help to make a better picture of a language. 

I like to use different resources, as this adds variety to my learning and enjoy what different courses bring to the table.

Una Buona giornata

Sebongela

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi Sebongela, 

Using different complementary resources is a great strategy, I do agree :) 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Caterina
sebongela

sebongela

ChrisM108

Hi Chris

Wondered how you are doing and have you got any trips planned for the summer? None here at this stage, but at some stage we are going off to Portugal. Should they drop testing. Have had 3 shots now and suspect I have Covid, as my sister tested positive and now I have mild cold symptoms, so all good.

Keep well 

Sebongela

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Hi sebongela

I'm good thanks, and hope your symptoms are as mild as family of mine who caught it.  I've no plans for international travel this year, but am still doing Italian every day and thoroughly enjoying it -  including the grammar aspect!!  I really hope you get to Portugal - reconnecting would be great, I'm sure.

Take care

Chris

 

sebongela

sebongela

Hi ChrisM108

Good to hear from you. Tested negative, but rapid test not always accurate, so will continue isolating and gives me more time for language. Have gone back to Level 1 for a complete revision, but still doing the conversations on level 2 and the travel diaries. Feel I need to just refresh my memory before moving on to the more complicated grammar. That said am doing level 2 grammar, but not seriously. 

A presto

Sharon

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

It's interesting that you mentioned your revision Sharon, as it's also what I  have been doing.  Having been ploughing through level 2, I also started doing the ‘new’ exercises that were introduced in level 1, and found alternating those and my current lessons very useful, especially for grammar.  Constant revision is essential I reckon, especially given the impressive amount of material Rocket have in each level.  I'd rather progress more slowly through level 2 and better understand previous material, as it takes a fair while to properly understand all the lessons.

Have you found any new resources recently?

Ciao

Chris

 

sebongela

sebongela

HI ChrisM108

Sadly I have not found any better resources out there. A good thing in some ways, as the stuff I use is really good, although I haven't used language transfer in a while. Still using Coffee Break which I enjoy listening to while I do other household stuff. Or knit a brainless knit. Yes, there are those too and can get very boring. While I was at university used to knit in class and also while studying. I find it difficult to sit and listen quietly. That is where Rocket is very good, I have to be proactive. 

I decided to go back to the revision, as suddenly I could not remember the word for orange in Italian. It is amzing what a refresher course does. I am also excited to see the new 2022 version.

As you said it has been amazing value for money.

Take care

Sharon

 

sebongela

sebongela

Hi again ChrisM108

I forgot to mention. With my German I have decided to make sure I move slowly over the grammar,

(It is more complicated than Italian grammar) I think. But I do find the pronunciation easier as it is closer to Afrikaans. I was so excited to get to Level 2 in Italian that I should have stayed on level 1 longer. One learns by our mistakes or hopefully one does.

Sebongela

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