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How To Speak Common Italian Phrases

Watch more Learn a Language videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to get by with common Italian phrases. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Say hello Know how to bid people good day, good evening, and good night: Say "Buon giorno" in the morning and early afternoon, "Buona sera" in the late afternoon and evening, and "Buona notte" for good night. Answer the phone with a cheery, "Pronto!" Tip "Ciao" means both "hello" and "goodbye," but only use it with people you know. Step 2: Be polite Be polite: Know how to say "please," "thank you," and "you're welcome" -- "per favore," "grazie," and "prego." Tip If you're really grateful, offer someone a thousand thanks with "Grazie mille." Step 3: Make friends Make friends by knowing how to ask, "What's your name?" Use "Come si chiama?" to be formal, and "Come ti chiami?" in a more casual situation. Respond to introductions with "Nice to meet you" -- "Piacere." Step 4: Ask for help If you need help, ask "Puo aiutarmi?" in a formal setting, or "Puoi aiutarmi?" informally. Locate the bathroom by asking, "Dove si trova il bagno?" Step 5: Buy stuff Find out how much that souvenir will cost you by asking, "How much is it?" -- "Quanto costa?" For the check, say, "Il conto, per favore." Step 6: Flirt To ask someone if you can buy them a drink, say, "Le posso offrire da bere?" To put a pushy suitor in their place, insult their intelligence with "Ma sei scemo!" Now have a good trip! _Buon viaggio_! Did You Know? In Italian, the letter "h" is always silent.
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