What does Alberto say in Luca? – “Piacere Girolamo Trombetta!”

Everyone loves a feel-good movie, and Pixar’s latest release ‘Luca‘ will certainly fits the bill thanks to its loveable characters, whimsical plot and stunning (albeit animated) views of the Ligurian coastline. The story follows the eponymous Luca, a teenage sea monster who, much like Ariel in the Little Mermaid, wishes to experience life on land. …

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Italian Phrase: Hai capito? (Do you understand?)

If you have just explained something to someone, and want confirmation that they have absorbed everything you’ve said, you might ask the question Do you understand? in English. The Italian equivalent is Hai capito? Learn with our video The phrase Do you understand? can translate in three ways in Italian depending on who you’re talking …

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Italian Phrase: Dai, andiamo! (Come on, let’s go!)

Today’s phrase is one you’ll end up using all the time when you are in Italy, especially once you start making friends. Dai, andiamo! Come on, let’s go! Learn with our video Dai is an interjection in Italian that means Come on! It’s formed from the preposition da and the article i. The first time …

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The Meaning of “Mamma mia!” in Italian (Oh my goodness!)

The Swedish band Abba may have made the expression popular around the world, but Italians have been using Mamma mia! as a mild expression of surprise, joy, annoyance, disappointment, anger and fear for years. It can translate in numerous ways in English including Oh my goodness! Wow! and Oh man! to name a few. Learn …

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