In an Italian office – Useful sentences

Italian office

Whether you’re working for an international company or you’re about to start a new job/stage in Italy, knowing some basic sentences you can use in an Italian office can be useful. GREETINGS When it comes to greetings, there’s nothing new you need to know. General formal and informal Italian greetings are all you need to start your day off right in an Italian office. So, use buongiorno if you want to greet your boss or people you don’t know and ciao for colleagues you know well. LUNCH BREAK If you’ve just started your new job in an Italian office, it’s…

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Five Italian idiomatic expressions related to hands

Italian idiomatic expressions related to hands

Italians are famous for gesturing a lot while talking. Sometimes they do it to emphasize what they’re saying, sometimes, instead, gesturing hasn’t a meaning, but it just shows Italians’ nature. Since gesturing is second nature for Italians, it’s no surprising that also in Italian language there are many idiomatic expressions related to hands. Let’s see some of them. 1. STARE/STARSENE CON LE MANI IN MANO Stare con le mani in mano or starsene con le mani in mano are two Italian idiomatic expressions related to hands that literally mean to be with your hands in your hand. The real meaning…

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Italian drinks – How to order drinks in Italy

Italian drinks - How to order drinks in Italy

Who among us has never stopped in a café with her friends and ordered something to drink? Going out with friends is a very common way to relax and chat. And one of the most popular places to do it in Italy is a bar – a café in England or U.S.A. So, imagine you’re in Italy with your friends – or without them but during your holiday you make new Italian friends – and decide to spend some time relaxing in an Italian bar. Do you know how to order drinks in Italian? If your answer is no, worry…

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How to ask for directions in Italian

Ask for directions in Italian

If you decide to visit Italy and stay for a while, you may want to visit different cities and towns and different parts of Italy – north, south and center. To do so, one of the best things you can do is renting a car. Yes, because public transports in Italy aren’t always reliable and can’t reach every single Italian town. Renting a car gives you the freedom and certainty to go everywhere you want, sure provided that you have a good sense of direction and can read maps. Unfortunately for me, I’ve got no sense of direction and I’m…

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Italian words related to summer

Italian words related to summer

Summer is finally here! For many Italians Summer means hot weather, fun, relaxation, holidays, evening dinners in the garden with friends, and so on. So, since summer is here, my idea for this article is to introduce you to Italian words related to summer. Let’s start. As I’ve just mentioned above, summer is the time of vacanze – holidays – for the majority of Italians. Italians usually have their holidays between June and August, when in Italy is alta stagione – high season. Many Italians stay in Italy, others, instead, prefer to go all’estero – abroad. The majority of Italians…

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