Friday, July 10, 2009

Basic Italian Expressions With Pronounciation

Italian spelling
English sound
si"syh" yes
no"noh" no
forse"fohrseh" maybe
chissà"kyssah" who knows?


Italian spelling
English sound
grazie"grahtsyeh"thank you, thanks
molte grazie"mohlteh grahtsyeh"thanks a lot
grazie mille"grahtsyeh myhlleh"a thousand thanks

prego"prehgoh"you are welcome

The verb ringraziare (to thank) is also often used in expressions of thanks:
INFORMALti ringrazio= I thank you
FORMALla ringrazio= I thank you
INFORMAL / FORMALvi ringrazio= I thank you, plural person

To understand more basic expressions, go for Rocket Italian

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