If you want to say “good morning” in Italian, you would use the classic “buon giorno.” It’s a great catch-all greeting throughout the day. Much like the American/English “good morning,” you can use it until the afternoon––and even for a few hours into that. As evening approaches, you can switch to “buona sera” (good evening) and then “buona notte” (good night). In fact, these evening/night greetings also function as goodbyes.
The ins-and-outs of Italian greetings and goodbyes are easier than many think. Sure, there are some variations, both formal and informal, but the general hellos and goodbyes Italians stick to come pretty naturally when you’re first learning the language. After all, you probably already know more than a few Italian words––and not just the ones related to food. “Prego,” “arrivederci,” and “molto bene” are all Italian words or phrases you’ve heard hundreds of times. Plus, if you already speak another Latin-based “romance language” like French or Spanish, you’re almost certain to grasp the Italian language. Even English, while technically a Germanic language, has been profoundly influenced by the same Latin roots that formed Italian. Basically, if you speak another major European language, you’re well on your way to speaking Italian .
If you’re concerned about the commitment required to learn Italian, you can relax. That’s because Rosetta Stone has developed a path to learning to understand and speak Italian that consists entirely of small steps. That means you can schedule language lessons into your everyday life, not schedule your entire life around lessons. So when you’re commuting home from work, or taking a break from taking care of the kids, or out on your daily walk, Rosetta Stone helps you take the steps needed to learn and speak Italian with comfort and confidence.
To begin your journey in learning Italian, here are some phrases to learn first
If you’re a new student of Italian , one of the first characteristics of the language you might notice is the use of double consonants. These double consonants appear in a wide variety of common.
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