Good morning everyone, I’m here in Italy I’m trying to make a video only in Italian to practice and also because, I’m here, in Sorrento with a marvelous family and I speak a little bit of Italianol and also, Portoitaliano it’s a mix, but it’s all good I decided to spend three weeks to finally FINALLY learn Italian So, I’m here in Sorrento It’s a magnificent city there’s the sea there’s the Amalfi Coast It’s beautiful But, the most beautiful thing for me has been the family with whom I lived And I really wanted to make this video to show you how a family from Sorrento is and Italian family And also because I like them so much and I want to remember this beautiful moment Ya’ll ready? let’s go! This is my host “aunt” Aunt Francesca Uncle Dominico The kids awwww, cuties Alright, let’s go cook In “risotto” of course there’s rice but, does the “sotto” mean something? Risotto, it’s the method to cook the rice You need to keep mixing and mixing Yeah, it takes a while In fact, we have this machine to do it, but there are actually machines that do just that But, we’re going to cook it with the “Bimby,” no? yes There’s this thing here, it’s called a Bimby It’s a robot, it does everything IT’S A ROBOT! and there’s this magazine here that has each recipe that you can do with the Bimby Impressive In my opinion, to cook better, an “aperitivo” is necessary That’s why I like Italy so much because we drink so much? because of Aperitivo! Ready? You know I’m scared of opening this? because it explodes? yeah, it’s like BOOM! I’m scared! The pressure! Wow, so much pressure, really where is it? (the cork) In Italy, if you get hit with this, and get married and will be very lucky or it just brings luck anyways It brings fortune to whoever it hits These are wine glasses, but it’s ok, let’s go to young people who travel! So, we haven’t cooked dinner yet but, we’re cooking the dessert in the meantime, we’ve prepared the eggs and sugar Yeah, look that’s for the Tiramisu? for the Tiramisu And while we prepare the dessert, the Bimby cooks to rice Go like that with the finger? Yeah! Do it because the kids aren’t awake But if the kids were here.. So good But, when I make dinners I don’t say that it was the “Bimby” I say that I prepared it myself This IS NOT a promotional video for Bimby Just saying Now we clean this and get ready to make the risotto for midnight – Dominico from the other room Yeah, it’s late But I think even Brazilians (eat late) Yeah yeah, Brazilians, we eat really late also Americans no, it’s like at 6pm, it’s already over Tomorrow, the kids don’t go to school, they’re sleeping so there’s no problem This will be my dinner Here’s dinner No it’s only 8, it’s ok Italian expressions that everyone needs to know? Cheers bon appetite thank you you’re welcome that would be Is there something that Italians say? Like, eat well… This is “Napolitano” who eats a lot reaches 100 years what does that mean? campa=to live, to reach eating well, eating a Mediterranean diet increases your life Wine “Lacryma Christi” from Vesuvius is special from this regione because there’s Vesuvius (the volcano)? They make great white wines but the reds, not so much No, you don’t like it very much? and so, when you come back there will be a bottle of Taurasi (white wine) waiting for you and for Damon also Yes, of course that Damon… But Damon doesn’t like wine right? Not really, just white wine Ohhh, Damonnnnn But ok, as long as he likes white wine He likes white wine, ok? ok, yes Cheers To youth No, to you guys! really Come on, we’re also young Yes, you really are very deep inside No but every time that I ask, “what is this wine?” You all always have a response “so, this wine comes from the mountain” blah blah blah That’s impressive Yes, in fact, for us the origin is really important This is where we invented “DOP” (Protected Designation of Origin) and DOC So you know when something isn’t fake Look who just woke up Let’s see how you dance He’s going crazy Alright, let’s continue with the risotto? The porcini mushrooms continue (to melt) Yes, they’re good, I can chop them in the meantime already? Smells good? I’ve toasted the rice, look And so, why did you start having international students? for the kids who can start opening their minds that there are so many people so many languages it’s something that does us good, it does the person who comes good it’s something positive we’re from Italy You’re from Brazil we’re from Italy we’re latin So, when she (me) came into our house I already knew her, since always Family? Really And there’s an affinity, obviously Pretty girl She’s timid We forgot… what is it? The tiramisu! But the only thing missing is the coffee? Only the coffee But where do we put the coffee? We dip the lady fingers in it Let me see it! The starter Mozzarella with Prosciutto from Parma at what time? at 10:30PM Yes, that there Let’s go Why is there water in the mozzarella? that’s not water, it’s milk it’s milk? Oh! Thank you Finally It’s arrived at 11:00 at night The cook the…. the taster Jo What do you say to Jo? what is this? A gift It’s already been a great gift to be here with you all It’s a MOKA! It’s perfect! And it’s really small so you can put it in your suitcase anytime you go anywhere Oh, thank youuuuu And you remember us, your family from Sorrento

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  1. After this video I'm learning: German, French, Korean and Italian….(I speak Portuguese and English fluently)

    I have a problem '-' …

  2. This was so funny because I speak Spanish and I'm learning Italian so it was really funny whenever you said something in Spanish I didn't even realize until I was like oh that's just like Spanish but then realized you just said it in Spanish. I cannot wait until the next time you go to Italia!!!!!

  3. Jo! I always come back to watching this video, I just absolutely loved the host family and how you interacted with them! Because of this video, I decided to go to Spain and stay with a host family as well and let me tell you: it was the best decision ever!! You meet the greatest, most loving people. Thank you for inspiring me and so many others!

  4. I love Italian families, they literally are the sweetest people! I have 3 that I still keep in contact with, one are literally my Mum & Dad (:

  5. I'm looking to study italian in Italy and some of the school's I have looked at have host families. Any tips for not knowing much italian and wanting to speak more with them when I get there. How quickly can I pick up the language with a family even if I'm not sure what they are saying.

  6. Learning Spanish and French changed my life. I'm so grateful for having had the opportunity when I watch videos like this because I can understand a huge amount, without ever having studied Italian. I think it will have to be my next linguistic conquest haha.

  7. Jo, I'd also really like to go abroad to improve my french. So i wanted to ask how you found your host family and if you have any tips for finding one. And your channel is really great!!

  8. your homestay is so nice when i was studying abroad in vancouver my homestay didn't care at all about me the worst homestay ever

  9. Italian is such a beautiful language !

    Ah, l’italien est une si belle langue !
    (Et le jambon et le tiramisù des plats si appétissants 🤣)
    En tout cas, félicitations d’arriver à parler si naturellement avec ta famille d’accueil !😁

    E buon appetito !

  10. Damn hahahhha are you kidding withh me ? I dont speak italian but i am a brazilian , then I speak portuguese as my first language but I could understand like almost everything in that video ! This was so amazing !!! Now i am really interested about Italian . Probably i'm gonna try to learn this so cute and beautiful language

  11. How long did it take you to learn Italian before you went to Italy? Also do you suggest any films/series in Italian? Thanks x

  12. Sono in Italia adesso per un "exchange" e tutto di le mie ezperienze sono lo stesso. La mia madre ospitante ha un bimbi anche e lei ha usate esso un sacco. Prima di iniziare mio exchange ho guardato questo video e non ho capito un cazzo. Ma adesso capisco quasi tutti di le parole. È molto interessante per me e sono contenta questo video esista. Mi dispiace per mio italiano, sono molto male, ma ovviamente sto imparando.

  13. The Italian family were cogential, hospitable, immensely engaging, cultured, and open mined. The foods look delectable, quality, and fresh. I like how you immersed yourself in the Italian culture and learning the language. Phenomenal!

  14. I was wondering what a "bimby" was, and then I looked closer and recognized it right away!! In Germany they're called Thermomix and my host mom there sold them for her job! I heard the sound at 2:33 so many times! Interesting that the name is different from country to country!

  15. Bruh is no one going to talk about how that little boy fell and started swimming on the ground?? LOL what a fun host family tho <3

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