How to make new sentences in Italian

3rd April 2018

To speak Italian, you'll need to combine what you already know - no matter how little - to say new things. In today's lesson, we'll show you how.


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If you want to speak Italian, one of the most important skills you can master is to combine what you already know - no matter how little - to say new things.

In today's lesson, we'll show you how.

By the end, you'll know how to use words and grammar you already know to say loads of useful new things.

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Today's Italian words

Auguri = congratulations
Vorrei una birra = I'd like a beer
Pagare = to pay
Vorrei pagare = I'd like to pay
Vorrei mangiare = I'd like to eat
Vorrei mangiare qualcosa = I'd like to eat something
Voglio = I want
Voglio mangiare qualcosa = I want to eat something
Mangiamo = we eat
Mangiamo? = shall we eat?
Mangiamo qualcosa? = Shall we eat something?
OK = OK (remember to pronounce it with an Italian accent!)
Va bene = OK (literally: it goes well)
Parliamo = we speak
Parliamo? = shall we speak?
Parliamo italiano? = shall we speak Italian?
Un po' = a bit
Parliamo un po' di Italiano? = Shall we speak a bit of Italian?
Vorrei parlare italiano = I'd like to speak Italian
Vorrei parlare un po' di italiano = I'd like to speak a bit of Italian.

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