Italian Phrase: Sei pronto/a? (Are you ready?)

Italian phrase "Sei pronto?"

If you want to ask someone if they are ready in Italian, you can use the phrases Sei pronto? for a man or Sei pronta? for a woman. Sei pronto? Sei pronta? Are you ready? The respective plurals are Siete pronti? (for men or mixed groups) and Siete pronte? (for women). As you’ve probably surmised, …

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Italian Phrase: Non ho voglia. (I don’t want to.)

If you want to tell someone that you don’t want to do something in Italian, there is a very simple phrase you can use that consists of just three words: Non ho voglia. Non is an extremely common adverb of negation in Italian. In this particular phrase, it translates as do not or don’t in …

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Italian Phrase: Amo la cucina italiana! (I love Italian food!)

A survey carried out by YouGov in 2019 discovered that over 80 percent of people in the world count Italian food among their favourites, followed by Chinese and Japanese. Indeed, I’ve yet to meet a single person who doesn’t rank pizza and pasta highly on their list of go-to foods! If you are wondering how …

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Italian Phrase: Amo l’Italia! (I love Italy!)

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If there is one thing that all followers of this website have in common, it is our shared love for Italy and the Italian language. This week’s phrase will allow you to express that love in its purest form: Amo l’Italia! I love Italy! Let’s take a moment to deconstruct the phrase, shall we? Amo …

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Italian Phrase: Sono sazio/a! (I’m full!)

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The most I’ve ever eaten in one sitting was at a wedding (matrimonio) in the south of Italy. I made the amateur mistake of filling up on the first course – which, to be fair, was a mouthwatering array of freshly caught seafood – only to discover that there were seven courses to go! By …

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