10 Ways to Respond to “Grazie” (Thank You) in Italian

When someone says “Thank you!” in English, there is more than one way we can respond depending on the formality of the situation and who we are talking to. Unsurprisingly the same applies to the Italian language. In this article, we take a look at ten of the most popular ways of responding to “Grazie!” …

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10 Borrowed English Words in the Italian Language

We are all well aware that English is abound with words of Italian origin but did you know that Italian regularly borrows from English as well? Italian has a long history of incorporating foreign words into its vocabulary but it is only in recent years that the amount of English vocabulary entering Italian has exploded. …

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A List of 20 False Friends in English and Italian

False friends are words in different languages that sound or look the same but have completely different meanings. Although the vast majority of words that resemble each other in English and Italian do share a similar meaning due to their shared origin, there are a number of false friends that will certainly catch you out …

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50 Common Italian Words Used in the English Language

There are literally hundreds of words in the English language that sound or look similar to their Italian equivalents. This isn’t because Italian had a direct influence on English but rather because French, an extremely similar Romance language, has existed in various dialectal forms on the British Isles since the time of the Norman Conquest …

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