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Italian Summary on Basics. Saluti e espressioni di cortesia - Greetings and courteous expressions

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Introduction

Set Expressions Saluti e espressioni di cortesia - Greetings and courteous expressions Saluti Greetings Il Signore Gentleman Signore Verdi Mr Green La Signora the lady Signora Verdi Ms/Mrs Green La Signorina the young lady Signorina Verdi Miss Green (young) Buon giorno Good day Buona sera Good evening Buona notte Good night Buona giornata Have a good day! Buona serata Have a good evening Come va? (familiar sing.) How's it going? Come sta? (formal sing.) How are you? Come stai? (familiar sing.) " " " Va bene It's going well Benissimo Very well. Bene Fine Cos� Cos� So so Non molte bene Not very well Non c'� male Not bad In ottima forma In great shape/ excellent health Arrivederci Until we see each other again (good-bye) ArrivedeLa (formal sing.) " " " " " " Ci vediamo See you later (goodbye) Ciao! Hi/Bye Salve! Hello (more formal than Ciao) (mainly used in Rome) A presto! See you soon! ...read more.

Middle

Buon divertimento Have fun. Buon fortuna / In bocca al lupo Good luck Buone vacanze / Buone ferie Have a nice holiday Buon viaggio Have a good trip Grazie, altrettanto Thankyou, the same to you Mi saluti... (formal) Say hello to ... / Give my regards to ... Salutami... (familiar) Say hello to ... dare dek <<tu>> to use 'tu' (shall we use tu) Verbs Incontrare to meet Dare to give / shake Conoscere to know / be acquainted with essere to be io sono I am tu sei you (informal sing.) are lui � he/it is lei � she/it is Lei � you (formal) are noi siamo we are voi siete you (informal plural) are loro sono they are Loro sono you (formal plural) are avere to have io ho I have tu hai you (informal sing.) have lui ha he/it have lei ha she/it have Lei ha you (formal) have noi abbiamo we have voi avete you (informal plural) ...read more.

Conclusion

in -ie * Feminine in -i, plural also in -i * Masculine in -a, plural in -i * Masculine in -o, plural in -i (rarely, plural in -a; see Special Plurals below) * Masculine in -e, plural in -i Masculine ragazzo boy amico friend studente student professore teacher Professore professor Feminine ragazza girl amica friend mano hand studentessa student professoressa teacher Professoressa professor Definite articles (the) Lo (pl. gli) is used before masculine nouns beginning with s + consonant or z. Il (pl. i) is used before masculine nouns beginning with all other consonants. L' (pl. gli) is used before masculine nouns beginning with a vowel. La (pl. le) is used before feminine nouns beginning with any consonant. L' (pl. le) is used before feminine nouns beginning with a vowel. Indefinite articles (a, an) Uno is used for masculine words beginning with z or s + consonant. Un is used for all other masculine words. Una is used for feminine words beginning with a consonant. Un' is used for feminine words beginning with a vowel. Conjunctions e and ...read more.

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