Italian Language and Culture

Italian is a major language of international organizations such as the European Union; and of countries in South America, northeastern Africa, and southern Europe. It also is Vatican City's primary language and therefore a main communications vehicle in the Roman Catholic Church worldwide. Typical contributors seek information about the language's regional variations; and wide ranging use in business, cooking, literature, and religion.

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Italian Language and Culture

What is 'Thank you very much' when translated from English to Italian?

"Thank you very much!" in English means Grazie mille! in Italian.

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What is the pronunciation of the Italian phrase 'tanti baci'?

"TAHN-tee BAH-tchee" is the way to pronounce "tanti baci."

Specifically, the masculine plural adjective "tanti" means "so many." The masculine plural noun "baci" means "kisses." Its plural definite article is "i" ("the"), and its plural indefinite article is "dei" ("some").

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What languages are spoken in Italy?

Almost all Italian natives are bilingual in that they speak very well both their local dialect and standard Italian. Nowadays there are fewer and fewer illiterates who do not speak the official language very well.

Even the elderly who mainly speak a dialect are exposed to Italian everyday, because that is the language spoken on the telly or in public offices.

Foreigners living in Italy, or some well-educated people, often speak other languages too.

Young people are supposed to speak English, because it is a mandatory subject for all, during compulsory education. But, unfortunately, English teachers are very rarely English natives in Italian schools, so do not expect everybody to possess a high level of English.

In some provinces and regions other languages are spoken too. E.g. French in Valle d'Aosta and German in Sudtirolo and Trentino. Also Slovene, in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Italian, but there are many dialects and a few regional languages such as Ladino. Some people in the Dolomites speak a dialect of German. Near the French border there are dialects of Occitan or Provençal spoken as well as French. In Trieste some people speak Slovenian or Croatian, and in Sardinia they also have their own language.

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The above is a good answer. In addition, Italy, like most other major European nations has growing numbers of apparently permanent immigrants for whom Arabic, Turkish, and other Middle Eastern and African languages are primary and will continue to be primary for at least another generation.
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The country "shaped like a boot" is Italy.

Italians speak Italian.

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What is 'Io penso' when translated from Italian to English?

'I think' is an English equivalent of 'Io penso'. The phrase also may be translated as 'I'm thinking' or 'I do think'. But no matter what the English translation, the Italian pronunciation is 'EE-oh PEHN-soh'.

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What is 'Dolenti posero' when translated from Italian to English?

Dolenti posero in Italian means "With pain they placed" in English.

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Quanto vale un euro in dollari?

1.41700 U.S. dollars

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Do most Italians say 'Sogni d'oro' or 'Dolci sogni' for the English phrase 'Sweet dreams'?

Sogni d'oro. It is not the literal translation, but it is the idiom that most Italians use for "sweet dreams".

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What is 'white beauty' when translated from English to Italian?

"Bellezza bianca" is an Italian equivalent of "white beauty."

Specifically, the feminine singular noun "bellezza" means "beauty." Its singular definite article is "la" ("the"). Its singular indefinite article is "una" ("a, one"). The feminine singular adjective "bianca" means "white."

The pronunciation is "behl-LEHTS-tsah BYAHN-kah."

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What is 'cappetta' when translated from Italian to English?

"Capelet" is one English equivalent of the Italian word cappetta.

Specifically, the word is a feminine noun in its singular form. It is formed by adding the diminutive ending -etta ("dear, little, sweet") to the feminine noun cappa ("cape, cowl, cloak, hood"). The pronunciation will be "kap-PET-ta" in Italian.

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What Italian words have the prefix sci in them?

pesci- fish

sci-ski

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Where did Italians settle in America?

in east America

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What is 'figli' when translated from Italian to English?

"Sons" is an English equivalent of the Italian word figli.

Specifically, the word functions as a masculine noun in its singular form. It also includes among its possible English translations "children, kids, offspring, sons and daughters" depending upon context. But whatever the context or meaning, the pronunciation remains "FEE-lyee" in Italian.

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Are Italian people smart?

Yes, the Italian people are smart. They have many achievements in their homeland and abroad to attest to their intelligence. As an example, UNESCO has given a protected status to a number of sites that are important to the history and development of world cultures and of a world culture. The most number of archaeological and cultural sites thus far may be found in Italy.

Also for example, Italians and their emigrant descendants find themselves listed on the achievement rosters of many disciplines that range from the sciences through the humanities and into breakthrough technologies. In the way of another example, people like to live in or visit Italy or Italian communities worldwide. One of the reasons is the strong commitment to excellence that always has been the hallmark of Italian endeavors in art, business, cooking, fashion, literature, medicine, music, research, and science. Specifically, the Italian people and their descendants worldwide know how to produce and market an excellent package no matter what the product, the discipline, or the activity may be.

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What is 'più mosso con moto' when translated from Italian to English?

Più mosso con moto in Italian means "more moving (faster) with motion" in English.

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What is the pronunciation of the Italian phrase 'Lei è la mia vita'?

Leh-ee ay lah mee-ah vee-tah

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In what city was the Italian language born?

Florence

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What is 'Che meraviglia' when translated from Italian to English?

"How wonderful!" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase Che meraviglia!

Specifically, the interrogative che means "that, what." The feminine noun meraviglia means "wonder." The pronunciation is "keh meh-rah-VEE-lyah."

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What is 'oops' when translated from English to Italian?

Ops! is an Italian equivalent of the English word "Oops!"

Specifically, the Italian and the English words are interjections. One use is to express surprise over one's clumsiness or forgetfulness. The pronunciation is "ohpss."

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What is 'ridere' when translated from Italian to English?

'To laugh' is an English equivalent of 'ridere'.

The Italian word is a verb in its infinitive form. It's pronounced 'REE-deh-reh'. 'To laugh at' is 'ridere di', which is pronounced 'REE-deh-reh dee'.

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How people dress for Christmas in Italy?

they dress just like we do with all the Christmas colors and they give gifts to one another like we do .Italy is just like us only in a different place and that is all that we have tat is different and they have a great time on Christmas and they play and laugh and have fun with there family

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How do you answer 'Ciao Bella' in Italian?

Ciao or Ciao, Bello is an Italian response to 'Ciao, Bella'. The interjection 'ciao' means 'hello' and 'goodbye'. The feminine adjective 'bella' and the masculine 'bello' mean 'beautiful, handsome'. The feminine phrase is pronounced 'chow* BEHL-lah'. The masculine is pronounced 'chow* BEHL-loh'.

*The sound 'ow' is similar to the sound in the English adverb 'how'.

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What is 'Sempre vicino' when translated from Italian to English?

"Always near" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase Sempre vicino.

Specifically, the adverb sempre means "always, ever." The adverb/adjective vicino means "close by, near." The pronunciation is "SEHM-preh vee-CHEE-noh."

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What is 'beautiful ocean' when translated from English to Italian?

Bell'oceano is an Italian equivalent of the English phrase "beautiful ocean."

Specifically, the masculine adjective bello* means "beautiful, handsome." The masculine noun oceano means "ocean." The pronunciation is "BEHL-loh-TCHEH-ah-noh."

*The vowel o drops before a noun that begins with the same vowel. The temporary nature of that drop is indicated by an apostrophe immediately after the last letter in the adjective and immediately before the first letter in the following noun.

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Is the Italian word 'estate' feminine or masculine in the phrase 'l'estate'?

it's a feminine word...the article is LA that becomes L' because of the vowel.

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Is compadre an Italian word?

No, it is Spanish. It means "friend" or "companion", made up of the suffix "com" meaning "with" and "padre" meaning "father"

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