“Salve” in Italian: What does it mean?

Salve a tutti! Today we’ll talk about the chameleon of Italian greetings, one that fits in perfectly in any situation, at any time of day or night. Whether you’re paying for your groceries at the local market or greeting strangers on the street (yep, we’re that friendly in Italy), using salve in Italian is the …

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How to Say “Good Morning!” in Italian: 5 Different Ways

If you are planning to travel to Italy, it is a good idea to learn the language, even if it is just a few basic phrases to help you navigate day-to-day life. One of the best places to start is with greetings, such as learning how to say Good morning! in Italian. Note: In Italian, …

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Italian Phrase: Ti auguro ogni bene. (I wish you well.)

If you want to express a desire for someone’s well-being in Italian, you can use the phrase Ti auguro ogni bene which means I wish you well or I wish you the best. Learn with our video Let’s break this phrase down into bitesized chunks! ti An indirect object pronoun in Italian that can translate …

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Italian Phrase: Buon pomeriggio! (Good afternoon!)

In Italy, it is common for people to wish each other Buona giornata! as a farewell greeting in the early morning or afternoon, or Buona serata! at around 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. when the sun starts to set. So what about the time between morning and evening? Do Italians even say Good afternoon or …

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Italian Phrase: Alla prossima! (Until next time!)

If you’ve just had a long conversation in Italian, it is important to know how to neatly wrap it up in a friendly and natural way that won’t offend your conversation partner. One closing phrase that suits this objective perfectly is Alla prossima! which translates as Until next time! Ciao ragazzi, alla prossima! Bye guys, …

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How to Say “Happy New Year!” in Italian – Buon Anno!

As 2022 comes to a long-awaited end (fine), we want to take a moment to wish (augurare) all our followers a Buon Anno! Although this expression literally translates as good (buon) year (anno), it is by far the most common way of saying Happy New Year! in Italian. Buon Anno a tutti! Happy New Year …

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