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I'm a student of Italian right now. So if you ask me, I'll make my best attempt for you.
How about the same questions I posed for Pazuzu in the Irish thread, then?
How are you?
I'm good ( or ) I'm feeling bad
I'm happy to hear that
What are you doing?
Thank you = Grazie. (Pronounced grotseeay.) If you want to be more thankful, then go for grazie mille. (I'm pretty sure it's mille, but I might be wrong on that.)
You're welcome = Siete benvenuti when talking to multiple yous. (As in you guys are welcome.) In the singular, I'm fairly certain that it would be sei benvenuti. (Pronounced siehteh benvenootee and say benvenootee respectively.)
Good Morning = Buona mattina. (I'm putting hyphens between the syllables for this so the vowels don't get all squished. Boo-oh-na motteenah.)
Good Day = Buon Giorno. (Pronounced bon jorno.)
Good Evening = Buona Sera. (This one is easy to pronounce.)
Good Night = Buona Notte (Notte is pronounced notteh.)
How are you? = Come stai? Or, Come Va? in the plural. (Come is pronounced cohmay. The others are easy to stay. Ai makes the sound the letter "i" makes by it self, as opposed to "ee", which you see often in Italian.)
There are quite a few ways to reply to that. Bene = Good, while Molto bene = Very good. (Pronounced behneh.) Cosi-cosi = So-so, but I'm pretty sure the I's are accented. (Pronounced cozy-cosy, just with the stress on the last syllable since the i's are accented. I can't seem to find the cryllic characters, or whatever they're called. =/) If you are doing bad, you say Male, (Pronounced Maleh.) or molto male for very bad.
I'm happy to hear that = Sono felice di sentire quello. The sentence structure of that can be a bit confusing. In Italian, when using the verb to be, essere, you don't need to use the subject pronoun like I, You, He/She/It, We, You, They. The thing is that the subject pronoun is useful sometimes, since both Io and Loro, I and they use sono for the verb. Alot of that kind of stuff is just in the context. Anyway, you just conjugate, so that's where you get sono. (I am.) It's pronounced sono felichay (in English ch is soft as in choo-choo, while in Italian it's hard, as in chiesa (church) so that's always something to be careful of.) dee senteeray quelloh.
What are you doing? = Che cosa state facendo? As for the pronunciation, this is another good example of the ch thing I talked about above. It's pronounce kay kosa stateh fachendo.
Have fun! = Abbia divertimento! This is pronounced abbeeah deeverteementoh. I could be wrong, but the more literal translation of that might be something about being amused, since amusing = divertente.
You certainly seem to know your Italian, Matt. Grazie.
i'm sorry for the absence but i've had a few problems with school
amaethon you didn't write well in some parts.
you're welcome="siete i benvenuti"(i prounonced e) in singular "sei il benvenuto" ("il" and "i" is the equal of the)
good morning="buona mattina" is right but it isn't used,it's better "buon giorno"(good day) or "buon dì"("dì" is the part of the day with the sun;i don't know how to let you understand to prounonce.sorry)
how are you?="come stai?" plural "come state?" (come va is the same of come stai)
what are you doing="che stai facendo",plural "che state facendo"
i have to admit that teach italian is realy hard
maybe later i'll post something else
ot amaethon can i ask you where are you learning italian?is a hobby or anything else?
Thanks for fixing up. I am the newb. :knk I'm learning in school. But I like foreign languages, so I'm gonna try and teach myself Norwegian. ^_^Originally Posted by Chapel
Grazie, Chapel. I heard 'fuerrelino' was little flower?
"fiorellino" is little flower.
amaet is a pleasure.
if you need something else ask me.
maybe later i'll post the verb to be and to have that are the most important italian verbs
I'd love that. And while we're at it, I was wondering how to say 'I love you' in Italian.
"I love you" is "ti amo", you can also say "ti voglio bene".
I am italian, but I also speak english and spanish perfectly, so if there are any questions I'll be pleased to help.
XD grazie, rykarreolacr. ( Off-Topic, what is your screenname about? )
Is something like a fusion of my first and last names, but really altered, so people wont figure out my name (that would be bad).
Anyway congratulations for this site, thanks to you I'm able to get my weekly dosis of naruto manga.
yes,ti voglio bene is simply affection.ti amo is deeper
che bello un altro italiano!(wow another italian)
the most importan verbs in italian are "essere"(to be) e "avere"(to have).these are the presente indicativo(present simple)
io sono I am
tu sei you are
egli/lui/ella/lei ha he/she/it is
noi siamo we are
voi siete you are
essi/loro sono they are
io ho i have
tu hai you have
egli/lui/ella/lei ha he/she/it has
nio abbiamo we have
voi avete you have
essi/loro hanno they have
egli and lui are masculine,ella and lei are feminine.lui and lei are more common.there isn't neutrer.it's used lui or lei if the thing is m or f
loro is the same,it's more common
per oggi è tutto
(for today is all
What a cool thread - I'm italian, so - ahahah XD
It would be funny to listen for amatheon trying to say "grazie" ^___^ - just kidding about the way you wrote the pronunciation hihihi -
btw, i really hate my mother tongue.. english is way easier.
[br]Posted at: February 13, 2006, 12:18:51 PM_________________________________________________Well. Some tips.
(Io) Odio aspettare un'intera settimana per le raw di naruto.
- I hate waiting for naruto raws an entire week.
(Io) Amo questo Forum, tantissimo!
- I love this forum, so much!
(Io) Mi sento stupido.
- I feels Dumb. XD