Italian Phrase: Parli italiano? (Do you speak Italian?)

If you are a non-Italian living in Italy, a question you might wish to ask other foreigner nationals or travellers you meet is Parli italiano? which means Do you speak Italian? Learn with our video Parli is the second-person singular of the verb parlare (to speak / talk) whereas italiano means Italian. Note that the …

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Italian Phrase of the Week: Lei parla inglese? (Do you speak English?)

If you’ve only just arrived in Italy and your vocabulary hasn’t progressed far beyond ciao and grazie, there is a survival phrase you should definitely make an effort to learn: Do you speak English? Italian has both formal and informal registers, so if you’re addressing a stranger on the street or in a shop, the …

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