Tutorial Transcript

Hello everyone and welcome back or welcome to my channel! Before you start, turn on subtitles if you need them. Today we continue to talk about colloquialisms, because they allow us to speak in a more natural and spontaneous way. The only problem, however, is that colloquialisms are used in very specific communicative contexts. In fact, we must pay attention to the communicative context in which we find ourselves and decide whether it is appropriate to use colloquialisms or not, because they are very informal spontaneous expressions and therefore are not suitable for any type of communicative context, but only for informal ones, colloquial, not controlled. Therefore, when we study and when we use colloquialisms, we must keep this aspect in mind. This is an episode in the series I'm doing about colloquialisms, so it will be in the dedicated playlist. If you want to see more lessons on colloquialisms, you will find all the links in the video description below. But now let's get started. So, let's start with the first sentence: - Go away! Someone is invited to leave the place where you are. How can we say the same thing more colloquially? We can use the pronominal verb "andarsene" and then conjugate it to the imperative form and say: "Get out!". I'm not using the verb "andare", but the verb "andarsene". As a rule, pronominal verbs are always more colloquial, they are always used in a more spontaneous, more informal, more colloquial conversation. But there is another way to say "go away", which does not use a verb, but a noun: "Aria!". This is extremely colloquial, so pay attention to the communicative context, because only one noun is used to express an entire concept and therefore this makes the expression extremely colloquial. Let's go ahead and see the second phrase: "I don't know". When you don't know something, you say "I don't know", which is absolutely neutral. The most colloquial form of "I don't know" is "what I know". Here too, pay attention to the communicative context. This sentence is extremely colloquial, so if said in the wrong tone it could be rude as an expression. You give the impression of being a bit annoyed, right? "What do I know!". So, pay attention to this one. Then we see number 3: "Hurry up" becomes "Get a moving" or even "Give yourself a move". You would tell someone you are extremely familiar with. Same thing for "Muoviti". Sometimes, in informal, uncontrolled speech, the imperative is not used, but the present indicative form is, so I can also say "Will you get a moving?", In the form of a question. Or "will you give yourself a move?", Always in the form of a question. Same thing for this first option, so "Go away" with the same reasoning can become "Are you going away?", In the form of a question. We come to the last one. "It doesn't matter", that is, "no problem". More informally or colloquially we would say "It's okay", which is the more informal version. We can further reduce the sentence and say "it's okay", removing the negation, which is implied. So, by removing elements from the sentence, we make the expression more colloquial. At the end of this video you will also find a summary mirror on the screen, so you can pause the video and take note of all the expressions. I thank you for watching this video and I'll see you in the next one. See you soon, bye!