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Italian can be learned by visits to the Italian peninsula and the Italian islands. It can be learned by travel to countries that have Italian as an official language and Italian among their successful immigrant communities. For example, Italian is one of the official languages of Switzerland, San Marino, and Malta. It can be learned by study at immersion schools; in colleges and universities; and through exchange programs and online and correspondence courses. It can be learned by private lessons with a tutor. It can be learned by listening to such Italian language audio visual materials as discs, films, and videos. It can be learned by getting to know and socializing with Italian language speakers. And it can be learned by finding work at an Italian business.
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Wherever it is the official language and wherever there are substantial Italian immigrant communities are the main locations in which Italian language speakers may be found. S…pecifically, Italian is one of the official spoken languages in the following locations: 1. Italy; 2. European Union; 3. Holy See/Vatican City; 4. Istria, Croatia; 5. San Marino; 6. Slovenia, along the coast; 7. Sovereign Military Order of Malta; 8. Switzerland, especially in the Grigioni and Ticino cantons. Additionally, substantial Italian language-speaking communities may be found on the following continents: 1. Africa, in the former colonies of Egypt and Eritrea, with some knowledge and use therefore in Ethiopia, Somalia and Tunisia also; 2. Australia, where Italian is the second most spoken language according to the 2001 census; 3. Europe, in nearby Albania, Greece and Montenegro; 4. North America, particularly in Montreal and Quebec, Canada; and especially in Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia and various cities and towns in New Jersey in the United States of America; 5. South America, in the greatest numbers in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela. There are thought to be around 70 million native speakers of Italian and about 125 million people who speak Italian as a second language. Those numbers may be increased further by consideration of the popularity of the language as one to be learned. Specifically, it is the fifth most taught language worldwide, after English, Spanish, French and German.
For the same reason that British people don't speak Old English. Much of Southern Europe spoke Latin 2000 years ago, due to conquest by the Roman empire. But, like any languag…e will do over time, the words and structure gradually changed over the centuries, until the language could no longer be called "Latin". Of course, after the Roman empire fell apart, there was on controlling authority to ensure that the language changed in the same way over the entire range of Latin-speaking areas. So, in France, Latin evolved into French. In Spain, it evolved into Spanish. And in Italy, it evolved into Italian. But that's an oversimplification. In reality, there were THOUSANDS of different dialects that evolved from the Latin parent language. Most of those in France were similar enough that they could all be lumped together and called "French". Ditto for Spanish and Italian. But I don't want you to get the impression that there is some huge diversion between Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Even after 2000 years, the languages are STILL similar enough that a French speaker who had never been exposed to Spanish would be able to understand at least the general meaning of something said by a Spanish speaker. Just like Latin, Old English changed over time, to the point where it could no longer be called "Old English". Technically, that's not true. Before it evolved, there was no "New" English, so Old English was simply called "English". But, however you call it, it evolved over time to the point where it could no longer be called the same language. So linguists started calling it "Old English", because no one spoke it anymore, and called the new language "English". But because English, both new and old, was confined to a small area compared to Latin, its evolution did not diverge as greatly as Latin's did. So the linguists didn't have to split it like the split up the languages that evolved from Latin. But it's still the same principle. Languages change over time, and at some point, the change is so great that you can't call it the same language anymore. A comment that has nothing to do with the question but instead nitpicks at a minor part of the above answer without quite contradicting it Some of what was said is true, but not all of it, i know Italian since i was a child because my father is Italian/eritrean. and my mother's background is from basque country/ scot. my mother learned french recently due to courses and french is hard for me to understand with the exception of a handful of words. so don't speak for the rest of us. french is a mixture of latin/gothic/Celtic/German. the name France comes the germanic tribe named the franks. i also know intermediate spanish. spanish is a combo of iberian/latin/Arabic/Carthage/visigoth.if you listen carefully you will notice that much of spanish or i should say castilian which is more appropriate sounds a little like Arab. i have seen certain spanish last names that are named after cities in Arabia or morocco. we called it spanish by mistake, Spain has more than one language just like the USSR once did. i would say spanish has 35% of Italian words. Italy is in the middle of everything so their culture is different. but portuguese is about 78% like spanish. big difference. perhaps the enclosing that Spain has over Portugal. lets not forget the eastern European countries such as Romania/ moldova, who too speak a "latin" language. but there more like the old soviet nations. the roman empire stretched from the Persian gulf/red sea to Scotland Netherlands so all those lands had some roman influence in some way. look at the word English, which is from angle which derived from latin meaning angoli(angulus)English had much influence from the normans who spoke french. Britain is a latin word. even London. heck even Germany is a latin word. if you look at Mexico south American spanish it is 70% spanish or castilian & a combo of indigenous words. we call ourselves Americans proudly in a sense. but what really is the meaning of that word? it comes from an Italian navigator named americo vespicci! so i guess the real USA citizens are really "Italian"? before that we had no official name. it was just known as the new world. Another comment that has nothing to do with the question In Italy, the town of Faeto uses the Franco-Provencal dialect which is also used in one other place in France.
She speaks a little bit of Italian. Due to her mom's background heritage comes from Italy. But she mostly speaks Spanish from her father's Mexican ancestry
"Do you speak Italian?" in English is Parli Italiano? to one person, or Parlate italiano? to two or more individuals, in Italian.
Yes , Martin Scorsese speaks Italian. Specifically, the world-famous director in question (born November17, 1942) is of Italian descent on both sides of the family. Hisfather…, Luciano Charles Scorsese (May 8, 1913 - August 23, 1993),was born in New York City to Sicilian-born immigrants, Francescoand Teresa Scorsese. His mother, Caterina Cappa (April 16, 1912-January 6, 1997), was born in NYC to Martin and Domenica Cappa.Martin was a childhood resident of Italian-speaking neighborhoodsin Queens and Manhattan.
Probably all of them.
Lady Gaga is not at all ashamed of her Italian-Sicilian origin... In fact she has many times said how proud she is of her Italian-Sicilian heritage! Lady Gaga confessed at… a concert in Turin her Italian was "merda" although she has several times shown she can speak basic very Italian... But one has to remember that not many American-Italians do speak fluent Italian.
Some Ethiopians do speak Italian due to the effects of the Italian colonization under Mussolini's fascist regime, but it's a very small percentage.
Italians speak Italian.
Quite a few celebrities speak Italian. Here are a few that are fluent, or semi-fluent in the Italian language: Kobe Bryant- basketball player Audrey Hepburn- actress Clint Eas…twood- actor Jennifer Connelly- actress Julie Christie- actress, singer Monica Bellucci- actress Pope Benedict XVI- Bishop of Rome Maya Angelou- actress Shakira- singer
No, not at all... he prove this on various occasions!
E 'facile vivo in Italia quindi sono nato speking ma basta chiedere a qualcuno di insegnarti!!Se non si capisce tradurre le parole.
Well they can speak as many as they want if they decide to learn it
If you are not from southern Italy and wish to speak with a southern Italian accent, you would need to spend time listening to people speaking with that accent. In additio…n to listening, it is a good idea to practice repeating what they are saying until you can mimic the accent believably.
Io sto parlando italiano is a literal Italian equivalent of the English phrase "I am speaking Italian." The pronunciation of the declarative statement in the first person sin…gular of the present progressive -- in which io ("I") does not have to be included other than for emphasis since the verb form indicates the person (first) and number (singular) -- will be "EE-o STO par-LAN-do EE-ta-LYA-no" in Italian.