8 Ways to Say “Thank you very much!” in Italian

Most people, regardless of whether or not they are studying the language of love, know that the word for thank you or thanks in Italian is grazie. However something of which they may not be aware is that there are eight (yes, eight!) different ways of translating thank you very much. Let’s take a look …

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How to Respond to “How are you?” (“Come stai?”) in Italian

If someone asks the question “How are you?” in Italian, which normally translates as Come stai? (informal) or Come sta? (formal), there are various ways you can respond depending on your mood or the situation. In this article, we’ve covered all the most common responses, listed in order from the most to the least positive, …

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5 Ways to Say “Hello, how are you?” in Italian

One of the first phrases travellers wish to learn when visiting a foreign country is the local equivalent of the classic greeting: Hello, how are you? In Italian, just as in English and many other languages, there are a few variations on this greeting. Which you use greatly depends on your own personal style and …

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10 Flirty Italian Phrases for That Special Someone

Are you interested in finding love (amore) in Italy? Or perhaps you’ve been friends (amici) with someone for a while and want to take your relationship to the next level? A proven way of catching someone’s attention is by flirting (flirtare). In other words, you make it clear using words and body language that you …

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25 Italian Filler Words You Need to Know to Sound Fluent

We all know that words are important for effective communication but sometimes the right word simply doesn’t come to mind at the right time! In situations like this, speakers of all languages tend to rely on what are known as filler words in English or riempitivi (fillers) or interiezioni (interjections) in Italian. These are seemingly …

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