The vowels “e” and “o” can be open or closed, depending on the word.
Meanwhile, many consonants sound like their English equivalent.
Per mangiare (pear man-jia-reh) – to eat Per bibire (pear bee-bee-reh) – to drink Per l’aperitivo (pear la-peh-riti-vo)– to have an aperitif Depending on the time you arrive, it is polite to indicate to the waiter if you’d like to eat, drink or just enjoy an aperitif. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars.
During a date it is sometimes difficult to start a conversation, as it may require more confidence than usual: if you are out on the town together, it means you probably like each other already, but a good chat may help to get to know each other better.
Generally speaking, being at the center of a conversation may be rather uncomfortable: this happens to people who are from the same country, let alone those who are from different ones and do not even speak the same language!
It is very important so, if you'd like to play the field while holidaying in Italy, to get to know some common expressions or subjects to start a good chat without effort. FOOD Sei mai stato al ristorante “ Da Toni”a Trastevere?
After catching a few trains, it became a melody to my ears. Buongiorno, per due (bwon journo pear doo-eh) – Good morning. A simple greeting to use when asking for a table for two. Birra alla spina (birra al-la spee-na) – beer on tap Bevande (beh-van-deh) – drinks Calice di vino rosso (ka-li-cheh dee vee-no rosso) – glass of red wine Bicchiere di vino bianco (beek-yeh-reh dee vee-no rosso)– glass of white wine Bottiglia (bott-eelya) – bottle Una mezza (oona mez-za) – half (a bottle usually) Acqua minerale naturale– (akwa mi-neh-rah-leh na-too-rah-leh) – still mineral water Acqua minerale frizzante – (akwa mi-neh-rah-leh free-zan-the) – fizzy mineral water When it comes to coffee, Prenotazione (preh-no-tah-zyo-neh) – breakfast Pranzo (pran-zo) – lunch Cena (tche-nah) – dinner Pane (pah-neh) – bread Sale e pepe (sah-leh eh pepp-eh) – salt and pepper Forno a legna (for-no a len-ya) – wood-fired oven Formaggio (for-mah-djyo) – cheese ~ ~ ~ Other language guides: Useful Tahitian Words and Phrases -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This article is posted on - All rights reserved - Copyright © 2017.
After this free audio lesson you’ll know lots of important Italian phrases for those special – and not so special – moments!
Whether you’re dating or just making some friendly Italian conversation, you never know when you might need to use them!
Note that there is no equivalent in English for "Ti voglio bene", it's kind of between "I like you" and "I love you".
If you attempt to speak Italian with the same inflexion as English, you will not sound authentic. Buongiorno (bwon journo) – good morning Buona sera (bwona she-rah) – good evening Buona notte (bwona not-teh) – good night Never has my French teacher been more correct. Buona giornata (bwona djor-na-ta) – Have a good journey/day Arriverderci (arri-veh-der-chi) Ciao ciao ciao (chao chao chao) – Bye I never understood why came in threes. Dime (dee-meh) – tell me Ascolta me (as-col-ta meh) – listen to me Magari (ma-gah-ree) – I wish Complimenti (comp-li-men-tee) – my compliments, goes with … Vendesi – for sale Pubblicità – advertising Sala d’attesa – waiting room Ingresso or Entrata– entrance Uscita – exit La Cassa– the cash desk Senso unico – one way Vietato fumare – no smoking I was surprised to return to Italy after a few years and see so many no smoking signs. I even used it to ask if I could borrow the salt from May I borrow the salt on your table? Il conto, per favore (il kon-toh pear-fa-voh-reh) – the bill (check), please.
Two useful words when looking up bus, train and ferry timetables: Feriale – working days Festivi – Sundays and public holidays Binario – train platform Fermata – stop, as in bus stop or train stop Treno regionale per Verona – This is the regional train going to Verona Ferma a tutti le stazione – stops at all the stations Siamo in arrivo a Venezia Mestre – This is an announcement you’ll hear on the trains as they approach a particular station. Or if you’re a graduate of the Marcel Marceau school of mime, as Mr G often does, you can signal for the bill.