How to say and what does it mean?
In most multicultural classrooms, students differ from one another not only in their native language and culture, but also in their level of language proficiency. As a result, resolving misunderstandings so that students can progress in their Italian studies has always been an important part of our lessons.
Below are some examples...
How to say
|Happy new year||"Happy New Year" in Italian is: Buon Anno Nuovo.
In Italy from December 8 and until January 5,
people begin to exchange holiday wishes
for Christmas, but also for the year
to come and so they say: "Buon Anno",
"Felice anno nuovo" or "Sereno Anno Nuovo"
|Thank you in italiano||"Thank you" in Italian is: Grazie..
Very often this word is accompanied
by adverbs of quantity, such as "Grazie infinite"
(Thank you so much; literally "infinite thanks"),
"Molte grazie" (Many thanks)
|I love you||I love you in italiano si dice: Ti amo.
Anche questa parola viene accompagnata
da avverbi di quantità, come ad esempio
"ti amo tantissimo" o "ti amo moltissimo"
|Cheers||"Cheers" in Italian is: CIN CIN.
To make a toast, we use "cin cin"
and sometimes we add, "Salute!" (literally "Health!")
|Beautiful||"Beautiful" in Italian is: Bellissimo, meraviglioso.
Absolute superlative of "bello", it is used to
indicate an object, a person or any thing
that can be appreciated, evoking positive feelings
|Good afternoon||"Good afternoon" in Italian is: Buon pomeriggio..
In Italy, it is used to wish a
good afternoon and is therefore a form of greeting.
(Usually from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.)
|Good night||"Good night" in Italian is: Buona Notte..
It is used at the end of a day
to wish a good night,
normally after 10 p.m. to 11 p.m,
sometimes we say "buona notte e sogni d'oro"
(good night and sleep well; literally "good night and golden dreams")
We assist our students in mastering the ability to understand Italian by employing strategies that help not only with learning new terms, but also in understanding new words and expressions unique to Italian that don't really have an equivalent translation in other languages.
What does it mean
|What does "mamma mia" mean in italian?||"Mamma mia" in Italian is an expression used to express strong emotion.
It is a widespread and widely used expression.
This statement is an exclamation of surprise,
of disbelief, wonder, fear, happiness, but also of sorrow.
|What does "bellissimo" mean in italian?||"Bellissimo" in Italian is an absolute superlative and we define
something very pleasant, attractive, admirable with it.
It is used only for objects and people and not for food.
We cannot say: "Questa pasta è bellissima" (this pasta is beautiful),
so we have to use "buonissima" (very tasty).
|What does "ragù" mean in italian?||The term "ragù" in Italian comes from the French "ragoût",
from the verb "ragoûter" which means to awaken the appetite,
because it originally indicated dishes of stewed meat
with plenty of seasoning. When we talk about "Ragù" we
reference the Bolognese one. Ragù is made of minced meat
and sauce and is a beloved condiment for pasta.
|What does "capisce" mean in italian?||"Capisce" comes from the verb "capire" (to understand), normally it
refers to the ability to understand something that
has been explained. "Capisce" is conjugated to the third
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