Basic Italian Phrases


#1

A lot of people say they want to learn basic Italian. What exactly is “basic” Italian? Are there certain phrases that one should be able to say/understand in Italian before visiting? What are they?


#2

uh…

Ciao Bella

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I heard that a lot when in Rome (mostly to my GF)


#3

I have heard that one before! I’m sure your girlfriend did hear that a lot. I hear the men are very forward (in a flattering way) with that sort of thing, especially if the woman happens to be a blonde or redhead.