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a few Italian phrases to help us get by..

a few Italian phrases to help us get by..

Oct 4th, 2004, 04:09 AM
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I had also got the impression that the 'buongiorno/buona sera' cutoff point varies from place to place. On our most recent holiday we noted our earliest 'buona sera' yet at 1.30pm - I think that was in Sansepolcro.
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Oct 7th, 2004, 07:48 PM
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Here's a discussion with some good info on using (i.e. NOT using) "ciao": http://slowtalk.com/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&...&m=95610873711
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Oct 8th, 2004, 09:59 AM
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One of the most important phrases you should know is: Quanta costa? = How much?
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Oct 8th, 2004, 10:28 AM
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Also, if you go into a store and want to pick something up or touch it - you can say "Posso?" Meaning "can I?" ... a lot of places prefer you ask for then touch.
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