| Video 002 :: translation :: grammar explications :: vocabulary
Domani devo vincere = Tomorrow I have to win
un torneo di ping-pong
= a ping-pong tournament
Quindi mi alleno
= Meaning, I need to practice
= to return
= to swat a ball
La vittoria è mia!
= The victory is mine
Some consonants can be produced with vibrating vocal cords (voiced consonants) or without vibrating vocal cords (voiceless consonants). And on the other side, you have consonants like 'm' which are always voiced as well. Vowel are always voiced. In Italian you have some consonants which exist in a voiced and a voiceless version.
If you are not sure what "with vibrating vocal cords" means, put your hand on your larynx and say mmmmmm or nnnnnnn. You are going to feel a vibration because 'm' and 'n' are always voiced. Then, say fffffffffffffff, you are not going to feel any vibration because this sound is always voiceless.
If the s is followed by a voiced consonant, it is always pronounced as a voiced s.