You, only You | Tu Soltanto Tu (1982)| Al Bano & Romina Power

Al Bano & Romina Power
Al Bano & Romina Power at the day of the Eurovision Song Contest 1976. Author: Di NOS. Source: Beeld en Geluidwiki - Gallery: Eurovisie Songfestival 1976, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25348961

Italian is considered one of the most romantic languages in the world. In particular, in the couple relationship, expressing affection to the other is always raised to what is sublime by their language, which is very Italian. The Italian love song – “Tu soltanto tu” (1982) – performed by the famous duo Al Bano & Romina Power, is a clear evidence of the beauty and euphony of the Italian language.

Tu Soltanto Tu | Em, Chỉ Mình Em Duy Nhất | You, only You

1.
Tu soltanto tu
con le canzoni che mi canti tu,
con qualche tua poesia malinconia,
con tutti quei pensieri d’amore quasi a tutte le ore.

2.
Tu soltanto tu
con tutte le emozioni che mi dai,
con quello squardo che tu sola hai,
con l’aria di chi a fare l’amore ci mette anche il cuore.

 

3. Coro:
Mi hai fatto innamorare,
mi hai fatto innamorare,
facendomi sognare un po’ di più,
ogni ora di più,
ogni anno di più,
con il corpo e con la mente contemporaneamente.

Mi hai fatto innamorare,
mi hai fatto innamorare,
mi hai fatto innamorare, amore mio,

Per volare con te
solamente con te
abbracciati dolcemente da soli o tra la gente.

4.
Tu soltanto tu
con tutte le sorprese che mi fai,
quel po’ di timidezza che tu hai,
quel modo di vestire un po’ strano con le mani sul piano.

5.
Tu soltanto tu
col trucco o senza niente sempre tu,
con la semplicita dei tuoi perché,
col muso per un vecchio rancore o col sorriso migliore.

6. Coro:
Mi hai fatto innamorare,
mi hai fatto innamorare,
facendomi sognare un po’ di più,
ogni ora di più,
ogni anno di più,
con il corpo e con la mente contemporaneamente.

Mi hai fatto innamorare,
mi hai fatto innamorare,
mi hai fatto innamorare, amore mio.

Per volare con te
solamente con te
abbracciati dolcemente da soli o tra la gente.

7.
Tu soltanto tu
Tu soltanto tu.

1.
Anh, chỉ mình anh duy nhất
Với tất cả bài hát anh hát tặng em
Với những bài thơ buồn man mác
Với tất cả suy tư yêu thương anh giành cho em từng giờ.

2.
Em, chỉ mình em duy nhất
Với tất cả cảm xúc yêu thương em giành cho anh
Với anh mắt đó chỉ mình em có
Với tất cả tình yêu ta đã đặt trọn nơi con tim.

3. [Điệp khúc]:
Anh làm cho em phải lòng anh mất rồi,
Anh làm cho em phải lòng anh mất rồi,
Làm cho em mơ mộng nhiều hơn,
Từng giờ nhiều hơn,
Từng năm nhiều hơn,
Với tất cả thân xác em và linh hồn em cùng lúc này.

Em làm cho anh phải lòng em mất rồi,
Em làm cho anh phải lòng em mất rồi,
Em làm cho anh phải lòng em mất rồi, tình yêu của anh,

Bay lên cùng em,
Chỉ với em thôi,
Ôm em tha thiết, giữa đôi ta hay giữa đám đông.

4.
Anh, chỉ mình anh duy nhất
Với tất cả những bất ngờ anh làm cho em,
Với chút rụt rè nơi anh,
Cách anh ăn mặc khác thường với đôi bàn tay trên piano.

5.
Em, chỉ mình em duy nhất
Với phấn son hay mộc mạc không trang điểm mãi mãi là em,
Với sự giản dị của em,
Với nét buồn rầu hờn trách hay nụ cười rực rỡ nhất của  em.

6. [Điệp khúc]:

Anh làm cho em phải lòng anh mất rồi,
Anh làm cho em phải lòng anh mất rồi,
Làm cho em mơ mộng nhiều hơn,
Từng giờ nhiều hơn,
Từng năm nhiều hơn,
Với tất cả thân xác em và linh hồn em cùng lúc này.

Em làm cho anh phải lòng em mất rồi,
Em làm cho anh phải lòng em mất rồi,
Em làm cho anh phải lòng em mất rồi, tình yêu của anh,

Bay lên cùng em,
Chỉ với em thôi,
Ôm em tha thiết, giữa đôi ta hay giữa đám đông.

7.
Anh, chỉ mình anh duy nhất
Em, chỉ mình em duy nhất…

About the author

Nguyen-cv-04

Nguyen has studied in Italy since 2012. She  is very passionate in learning Italian by exploring Italy’s rich culture, nature and local products. She finds herself fortunated to study and live in a beautiful country in the middle of the Mediterranean sea where it shares many similarities in culture with her homeland. She, therefore, launched this educational blog semprelearn.com to share her experience in studying Italian and other things.

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Today we’re going to go over the International Phonetic Alphabet. Why do we need to know that? Because some Italian letters correspond to more than one single sound. Therefore, learning the phonetic alphabet will help us to pronounce an Italian word correctly.

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About the author

Nguyen-cv-04

Nguyen has studied in Italy since 2012. She  is very passionate in learning Italian by exploring Italy’s rich culture, nature and local products. She finds herself fortunated to study and live in a beautiful country in the middle of the Mediterranean sea where it shares many similarities in culture with her homeland. She, therefore, launched this educational blog semprelearn.com to share her experience in studying Italian and other things.

I vini in italia | Wine in Italy | Giới thiệu các loại rượu sản xuất tại Ý

L’Italia è uno dei Paesi più famosi al mondo per l’enogastronomia. Ed in particolare per il settore dell’enologia, la “scienza del vino”, il Bel Paese si contende il primato mondiale insieme alla Francia.
Il vino fu introdotto per la prima volta in Italia dai Fenici e dai Greci. In particolare in Sardegna, Sicilia e in alcuni territori della Magna Grecia, dove alcuni vitigni usati ancora oggi furono introdotti intorno al VII secolo a.C. Dal sud le prime tecniche di coltivazione e vinificazione raggiunsero l’Etruria, e da lì arrivarono fino all’Italia del nord, grazie soprattutto ai Romani, che fecero diventare il vino famoso in tutta Europa.

Durante l’impero romano, tra i vini migliori c’erano il Falerno, il vino dell’Etna o quello dei Castelli Romani. Oggi in Italia si contano più di 530 tipologie di vini ufficialmente riconosciute attraverso le sigle DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita), DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) e IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica). I vitigni italiani sono circa 350 e tra quelli più famosi al mondo citiamo Nebbiolo, Sangiovese e Glera.

Per quanto riguarda invece i vini più famosi, non si può fare a meno di citare il Barolo, il Chianti, il Prosecco, l’Amarone della Valpolicella, il Primitivo di Manduria, il Negramaro, il Pinot grigio, il Teroldego ecc.

Ogni regione e territorio è caratterizzato da produzioni diverse, tra vini bianchi, rossi, rosati e spumanti, ognuno con delle caratteristiche qualitative diverse in base alla morfologia del territorio, alla composizione del suolo, l’esposizione al sole, l’abbondanza di acqua e di minerali.
Di seguito una lista dei vini/vitigni più conosciuti, suddivisi per regione:

Valle d’Aosta:

  • Arnad Montjovet (rosso)
  • Enfer d’Arvier (rosso)
  • Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle (bianco)
  • Donnas (rosso)
  • Pinot grigio (bianco)
  • Cornallin (bianco)
  • Mayolet (bianco)
  • Muller Thurgau (bianco)
  • Chardonnay (bianco)
  • Petit rouge (rosso)
  • Nebbiolo (rosso)
  • Barbera (rosso)
  • Gamay (rosso)
  • Dolcetto (rosso)

Piemonte:

  • Barolo (rosso)
  • Barbaresco (rosso)
  • Gattinara (rosso)
  • Ghemme (rosso)
  • Nebbiolo (rosso)
  • Freisa (rosso)
  • Grignolino (rosso)
  • Barbera (rosso)
  • Dolcetto (rosso)
  • Brachetto (rosso)
  • Bonarda (rosso)
  • Croatina (rosso)
  • Moscato bianco (bianco)
  • Cortese (bianco)
  • Manzoni bianco (bianco)
  • Erbaluce (bianco)
  • Favorita (bianco)
  • Arneis (bianco)
  • Chardonnay (bianco)

Liguria:

  • Ormeasco (rosso)
  • Rossese di Dolceacqua (rosso)
  • Vermentino (bianco)
  • Ciliegiolo (rosso)
  • Bianchetta di Genova (bianco)
  • Albarola (bianco)
  • Pollera Nera della Riviera di Levante (rosso)
  • Pigato di Salea di Albenga (bianco)
  • Bosco (bianco)
  • Lumassina (bianco)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Dolcetto (rosso)

Lombardia:

  • Grumello (rosso)
  • Inferno (rosso)
  • Sassella della Valtellina (rosso)
  • Bonarda (rosso)
  • Barbera dell’Oltrepò Pavese (rosso)
  • Pinot Nero (rosso)
  • Merlot (rosso)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (rosso)
  • Franc (rosso)
  • Nebbiolo (rosso)
  • Marzemino (rosso)
  • Riesling Italico (bianco)
  • Chardonnay (bianco)
  • Pinot bianco (bianco)
  • Moscato bianco (bianco)
  • Trebbiano di Soave (bianco)

Emilia-Romagna:

  • Lambrusco (rosso)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Albana (bianco)
  • Trebbiano Romagnolo (bianco)
  • Pignoletto (bianco)
  • Malvasia di Candia Aromatica (bianco)
  • Montù (bianco)
  • Ortrugo (bianco)
  • Chardonnay (bianco)
  • Trebbiano Modenese (bianco)
  • Ancellotta (rosso)
  • Fortana (rosso)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (rosso)
  • Merlot (rosso)

Trentino-Alto Adige:

  • Merlot (rosso)
  • Cabernet (rosso)
  • Pinot (bianco)
  • Chardonnay (bianco)
  • Muller Thurgau (bianco)
  • Nosiola (bianco)
  • Marzemino (rosso)
  • Teroldego (rosso)
  • Schiava grossa (rosso)
  • Lagrein (rosso)
  • Pinot nero (rosso)
  • Gewurztraminer (bianco)

Veneto:

  • Amarone della Valpolicella (rosso)
  • Breganze Bianco (bianco)
  • Bardolino (rosso e rosato)
  • Soave (bianco)
  • Merlot (rosso)
  • Corvina (rosso)
  • Cabernet Franc (rosso)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (rosso)
  • Raboso Piave (rosso)
  • Molinara (rosso)
  • Pinot Nero (rosso)
  • Barbera (rosso)
  • Garganega (bianco)
  • Prosecco (bianco)
  • Verduzzo Trevigiano (bianco)

Friuli-Venezia Giulia:

  • Picolit (bianco)
  • Refosco (rosso)
  • Terrano (rosso)
  • Malvasia (bianco)
  • Tocai (bianco)
  • Rebula (bianco)
  • Sauvignon (bianco)
  • Chardonnay (bianco)
  • Pinot Bianco (bianco)
  • Verduzzo Friulano (bianco)
  • Manzoni Bianco (bianco)
  • Pignoletto (bianco)
  • Ribolla Gialla (bianco)
  • Riesling (bianco)
  • Merlot (rosso)
  • Cabernet Franc (rosso)
  • Pinot Nero (rosso)

Toscana:

  • Chianti (rosso)
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (rosso)
  • Brunello di Montalcino (rosso)
  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano (bianco)
  • Morellino di Scansano (rosso)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Canaiolo nero (rosso)
  • Merlot (rosso)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (rosso)
  • Ciliegiolo (rosso)
  • Malvasia (rosso)
  • Colrino (rosso)
  • Cabernet Franc (rosso)
  • Trebbiano toscano (bianco)
  • Vermentino (bianco)
  • Canaiolo bianco (bianco)
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Umbria:

  • Assisi Grechetto (bianco)
  • Vino Sagrantino di Montefalco (rosso)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Aleatico (rosso)
  • Aglianico (rosso)
  • Canaiolo nero (rosso)
  • Carignano nero (rosso)
  • Verdello (bianco)
  • Canaiolo bianco (bianco)
  • Manzoni bianco (bianco)

Marche:

  • Falerio dei Colli Ascolani (bianco)
  • Rosso Piceno (rosso)
  • Rosso Piceno Superiore (rosso)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Lacrima (rosso)
  • Verdicchio bianco (bianco)
  • Biancame (o Bianchello) (bianco)
  • Passerina (bianco)
  • Grechetto (bianco)

Lazio:

  • Aprilia (bianco, rosso, rosato)
  • Aleatico di Gradoli (rosso)
  • Montefiascone Est!Est!!Est!!! (bianco)
  • Malvasia del Lazio (bianco)
  • Malvasia bianca di Candia (bianco)
  • Trebbiano Giallo (bianco)
  • Bellone (bianco)
  • Bombino Bianco (bianco)
  • Grechetto (bianco)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Merlot (rosso)
  • Ciliegiolo (rosso)
  • Cesanese (rosso)

Abruzzo:

  • Montepulciano (rosso)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Trebbiano (bianco)
  • Regina (bianco)
  • Chardonnay (bianco)
  • Cococciola (bianco)
  • Manzoni bianco (bianco)
  • Malvasia bianca di Candia (bianco)
  • Merlot (rosso)

Molise:

  • Biferno (rosso)
  • Pentro (rosso)
  • Montepulciano (rosso)
  • Ciliegiolo (rosso)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Barbera (rosso)
  • Malvasia bianca (bianco)
  • Manzoni bianco (bianco)
  • Bombino bianco (bianco)

Campania:

  • Taurasi (rosso)
  • Aglianico (rosso)
  • Greco di Tufo (bianco)
  • Asprino d’Aversa (bianco)
  • Lacrima Christi (bianco, rosso, rosato)
  • Fiano (bianco)
  • Solopaca (bianco, rosso)
  • Barbera (rosso)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Piedirosso (rosso)
  • Merlot (rosso)
  • Greco nero (rosso)
  • Primitivo (rosso)
  • Ciliegiolo (rosso)
  • Malvasia bianca di Candia (bianco)
  • Coda di Volpe bianca (bianco)
  • Biancolella (bianco)

Basilicata:

  • Aglianico del Vulture (rosso)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Malvasia nera di Basilicata (rosso)
  • Barbera (rosso)
  • Ciliegiolo (rosso)
  • Primitivo (rosso)
  • Malvasia (rosso)
  • Manzoni Bianco (bianco)
  • Malvasia bianca di Basilicata (bianco)
  • Moscato bianco (bianco)

Puglia:

  • Primitivo di Manduria (rosso)
  • Salice Salentino (rosso)
  • Negroamaro (rosso)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Montepulciano (rosso)
  • Malvasia nera di Brindisi (rosso)
  • uva di Troia (rosso)
  • Malvasia nera di Lecce (rosso)
  • Bombino nero (rosso)
  • Verdeca (bianco)
  • Bombino bianco (bianco)
  • Malvasia bianca (bianco)
  • bianco d’Alessano (bianco)

Calabria:

  • Cirò (bianco, rosso, rosato)
  • Greco bianco (bianco)
  • Gaglioppo (rosso)
  • Magliocco Canino (rosso)
  • Lacrima (rosso)
  • Malvasia (rosso)
  • Alicante (rosso)
  • Nerello cappuccio (rosso)
  • Negretto (rosso)
  • Nerello Mascalese (rosso)
  • Manzoni bianco (bianco)
  • Pignoletto (bianco)
  • Malvasia bianca (bianco)
  • Guardavalle (bianco)
  • Chardonnay (bianco)

Sicilia:

  • Marsala (bianco e rosso)
  • Nero d’Avola (rosso)
  • Cerasuolo di Vittoria (rosso)
  • Nerello Mascalese (rosso)
  • Calabrese (rosso)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Nerello cappuccio (rosso)
  • Frappato (rosso)
  • Perricone (rosso)
  • Catarratto bianco comune (bianco)
  • Ansonica (bianco)
  • Zibibbo (bianco)
  • Grillo (bianco)
  • Grecanico (bianco)
  • Trebbiano bianco (bianco)

Sardegna:

  • Vermentino di Gallura (bianco)
  • Cannonau (rosso)
  • Carignano (rosso)
  • Sangiovese (rosso)
  • Monica (rosso)
  • Nieddu Mannu (rosso)
  • Girò (rosso)
  • Barbera sarda (rosso)
  • Nuragus (bianco)
  • Vernaccia di Oristano (bianco)
  • Malvasia di Sardegna (bianco)
  • Moscato bianco (bianco)

About the author

Nguyen-cv-04

Nguyen has studied in Italy since 2012. She  is very passionate in learning Italian by exploring Italy’s rich culture, nature and local products. She finds herself fortunated to study and live in a beautiful country in the middle of the Mediterranean sea where it shares many similarities in culture with her homeland. She, therefore, launched this educational blog semprelearn.com to share her experience in studying Italian and other things.

The Vietnamese alphabet | Bảng chữ cái tiếng Việt| L’alfabeto Vietnamita

Whenever you learn a new language, you will live in the wonderful world where the language is spoken. In a journey of learning new things every day, we would like to introduce a series of Vietnamese lessons. The first lesson we will talk about is the Vietnamese alphabet and its history. After completing this first lesson, you will know about:

  1. The development of the official Vietnamese writing system
  2. The Vietnamese alphabet and pronunciation

Let’s get started.

The development of the official Vietnamese writing system

The official Vietnamese writing system has been transformed significantly through different periods of its history. Its typography was strongly influenced by the current political governments in Vietnam at that time. The classical Chinese (chữ Hán) was popularly used in Vietnam during a-thousand-year ruling period of several Chinese dynasties (from 207 BC to 939 AD). Even though the classical Chinese (chữ Hán) was forced to use in Vietnam by the Chinese dynasties, the plan encountered some obstacles because the Chinese characters are represented by symbolic characters and do not express their phonology and meanings explicitly. Therefore, the Sino-Vietnamese (chữ Hán – Việt) vocabulary system was introduced by Vietnamese scholars in order to provide a correspondent set of words that have similar sounds to the classical Chinese but is pronounced on the basis of the phonology of the local Vietnamese language.

In 938 Vietnam obtained its freedom by the battle of Bach Dang River after a thousand years under the Chinese dynasties. However, the classical Chinese continued to be used in Vietnam. By the thirteenth century, some Vietnamese scholars used the standard classical Chinese to develop a new writing script, called the Southern characters (chữ Nôm) to represent the current Sino-Vietnamese vocabulary and other Vietnamese words. The Southern characters were not widely used in the country due to their complex logographic writing based on the classical Chinese system.

The early years of the seventeenth century were the most important period in the history of the official Vietnamese writing system. Some Roman Catholic missions were carried out in Vietnam under the support of the Society of Jesuit (Dòng Tên hay Hội dòng Giêsu) to preach and spread the messages of God to the country. One of their activities was to learn the Vietnamese language and create a systematic dictionary for their spoken language. The Portuguese missionaries Francisco de Pina, his two students, Gaspar d’Amaral and Antonio Barbosa and the French missionary Alexandre de Rhodes were the most important founders to the development of the official Vietnamese alphabet. The first Vietnamese-Portuguese dictionary was composed by Gaspar d’Amaral and Antonio Barbosa. Alexandre de Rhodes studied Vietnamese from Francisco de Pina and later he used Pina’s method to continue the previous work of Gaspar d’Amaral and Antonio Barbosa. He then wrote the Vietnamese-Portugese-Latin dictionary and it was published in Rome in 1961. His publication was then used as the important groundwork for the development of the official modern Vietnamese orthography (chữ Quốc ngữ).

During the French colonial empire in Vietnam (1884-1945), the French government aimed to reduce the impact of the classical Chinese as well as the Sino-Vietnamese vocabularies by accepting the usage of the Latin-based Vietnamese alphabet at schools, and in Vietnamese literature, and other documents.

The Vietnamese alphabet

In the previous section, we have reviewed the brief history of Vietnamese writing. We also see why the Vietnamese writing is quite different from its neighbor countries in the Southeast Asia. In this part, we will introduce the list of Vietnamese alphabet letters.

The Vietnamese alphabet consists of 29 letters: 12 vowels and 17 consonants.

Vowels

It can be a bit surprising that there are so many vowels in Vietnamese. Actually, as in English, there are 5 vowels a, e, i, o, and u. And from these basic vowels, we can derive their extension forms by adding “diacritical marks” to the original ones as follows.

The letter A/a has two modified forms, namely Ă/ă and Â/â. The letter O/o has also two other forms Ô/ô and Ơ/ơ. The letter E/e and U/u instead have one additional form Ê/ê and Ư/ư, respectively. In addition, the letter y is considered as a vowel in the Vietnamese alphabet letter. In short, there are 12 vowels: a, ă, â, e, ê, i, o, ô, ơ, u, ư, y.

The Vietnamese vowels

Consonants

The 17 consonants in the Vietnamese alphabet are: b, c, d, đ, g, h, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, x.

Except the letter đ, derived from d by adding a diacritical mark, the others are similar to the English alphabet. 

Alphabet and Pronunciation

In the following we show a list of 29 Vietnamese alphabet letters as well as their names used in spelling. The pronunciation of some vowels might be a little tricky for foreigners since their sounds are slightly distinguished from the base vowel (without diacritical marks). To help you with their pronunciation, in the last column, we present the most similar sound in English to each Vietnamese letter. In some cases, the sound in English is equivalent, for example, the letter a pronounced as /a/ in father. In some cases, the sound in English does not perfectly represent the one in Vietnamese. You should use this tutorial together with our video for the pronunciation in the next tutorial.

The Vietnamese alphabet and pronunciation

Summary

In this tutorial, we briefly review the history of Vietnamese writing. We then study the Latin-based Vietnamese alphabet consisting of 12 vowels and 17 consonants and their pronunciation.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, please feel free to write your comments below or send us an email to info@semprelearn.com. We will do our best to reply you as soon as possible. We hope you enjoy this tutorial and remember semprelearn. Always learn new things everyday.

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About the author

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Nguyen has studied in Italy since 2012. She  is very passionate in learning Italian by exploring Italy’s rich culture, nature and local products. She finds herself fortunated to study and live in a beautiful country in the middle of the Mediterranean sea where it shares many similarities in culture with her homeland. She, therefore, launched this educational blog semprelearn.com to share her experience in studying Italian and other things.

How to introduce yourself in Italian? | Come ci si presenta in italiano? | Giới thiệu bản thân bằng tiếng Ý

Today we will learn some basic expressions to introduce yourself to Italian. We will cover the following main points in this unit:

  1. Introducing your name
  2. Exchanging “nice to meet you” after self-introduction
  3. Asking “Where are you from”

Let’s get started.

Introducing your name

To ask the name of  someone, you can say:

  • Come ti chiami? (informal)
  • Come si chiama? (formal)

And they can reply accordingly:

  • Sono [name] – I am ….
  • Mi chiamo [name] – I am ….

Exchanging “Nice to meet you” after introducing your name

After introducing names, you usually give a hand shake in exchange to people while saying one of the following expressions:

  • Piacere!
  • Piacere di conoscerti!
  • Piacere di conoscerla! (formal)

Where are you from?

Asking the origin of someone can be expressed in 2 different ways with respect to the main verbs are used, “essere” or “venire”.

Di dove sei? (informal) / Di dov’è? (formal)

Sono [nationality]

Sono di [city/ region/ country]

E.g.

Sono Vietnamita.

Sono italiana.

Sono di Roma.

Da dove vieni?

Vengo da [city]

Vengo dal/dalla [region]

Vengo dalla/dall’ [country]

Note: we must use the article before the names of countries or regions in Italian in the answer with verb “venire”

E.g.

Vengo da Roma.

Vengo dal Lazio.

Vengo dallItalia.

Summary

In this tutorial, we learn how to introduce yourself and express kindly greetings in the first meeting. We also learn some useful phrases to ask the origin or provenance where people are from. This question is commonly used in the first meeting to break the ice  while you can also prevent making too private questions or you are too nervous to talk. The reason is that each region or province in Italy has its own unique culture as well as dialect and Italian people are very proud of their origin and their province. After Italian  give an answer where they are from, they usually keep talking lots of things related to their origin places. And if you have some background about their places, you will communicate easily with them. This is also proven that Italian people are considered very friendly.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, please feel free to write your comments below or send us an email to info@semprelearn.com. We will do our best to reply you as soon as possible. We hope you enjoy this tutorial and remember semprelearn. Always learn new things everyday.

About the author

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Nguyen has studied in Italy since 2012. She  is very passionate in learning Italian by exploring Italy’s rich culture, nature and local products. She finds herself fortunated to study and live in a beautiful country in the middle of the Mediterranean sea where it shares many similarities in culture with her homeland. She, therefore, launched this educational blog semprelearn.com to share her experience in studying Italian and other things.

How to say “hello” in Italian |Come si dice “hello” in italiano? | Nói “chào” trong tiếng Ý như thế nào?

In this post, we will introduce some useful phrases to greet and say goodbye people in Italian. The greeting phrases should be selected carefully depending on what time of  day. Moreover, we should pay attention to the level of formality which is dependent on either an occasion or whom you are talking to. In this tutorial you will know about:

  1. When to use formal/ informal speech
  2. How to say greetings
  3. How to say goodbye

Let’s get started.

When to use Informal/ formal speech

If you meet a friend, a colleague or a little boy or girl, you use informal expressions. However, if you go to a service location, for e.g. a bar, a restaurant, a hotel, you should use formal expressions to talk to the staff working there. This rule is also applied when you go to public administration offices, such as a hospital, commune offices, or when you talk to a senior person at your workplace or to a person you meet for the first time.

 

Salve/ Buongiorno/ Buon pomeriggio/ Buona sera/ Ciao

Salve literally means “hello”. “Salve” is used for greeting people in a formal way at any time of day.

Buongiorno literally means “hello” (formal) or “good morning” (informal). Buongiorno is commonly used from morning until after lunch. In particular, buongiorno with the meaning “hello” is used as a formal way to greet people for the first meeting or for a situation in which the formality speech is preferable, such as, a bar, post office, hospital, etc. On the other hand, buongiorno is also used to informally express “good morning” to friends, colleagues, family, etc..

Buon pomeriggio is used to say “good afternoon” from 13:00 to 17:00. In the South, it is commonly used after finishing lunch.

Buonasera is used to say “good evening” from 17:00 or 18:00 to 21:00.

Ciao, which means “hi” or “bye”, can be used to greet and goodbye people informally at any time of day.

Buona serata/ Buona notte/ Arrivederci/ ArrivederLa

Buona serata is used when saying goodbye in the evening when the time is still early with respect to the bed time.  

Buona notte is used to exchange “good night” before going to bed.

Arrivederci is used to say “goodbye” in a formal way.

Arrivederla also means “goodbye” but it has an extra polite. This way of saying goodbye is primarily used in the shop, restaurant, and other public places.

Ciao, which means “bye”, is used to in an informal context.

Other words “a dopo” or “ci sentiamo/vediamo dopo” are commonly used to say bye and they will meet again shortly later in the same day.

 

Summary

In this tutorial, we have learnt several useful phrases for greetings in Italian. We also distinguished the level of formality in some Italian phrases and how to use them accordingly. In the next tutorial, we will show how to introduce oneself in Italian.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, please feel free to write your comments below or send us an email to info@semprelearn.com. We will do our best to reply you as soon as possible. We hope you enjoy this tutorial and remember semprelearn. Always learn new things everyday

About the author

Nguyen-cv-04

Nguyen has studied in Italy since 2012. She  is very passionate in learning Italian by exploring Italy’s rich culture, nature and local products. She finds herself fortunated to study and live in a beautiful country in the middle of the Mediterranean sea where it shares many similarities in culture with her homeland. She, therefore, launched this educational blog semprelearn.com to share her experience in studying Italian and other things.

The Italian alphabet | L’alfabeto italiano | Bảng chữ cái tiếng Ý

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As with many other languages, the first lesson we would like to start with is about the Italian alphabet letters. There are 21 Italian letters, namely 5 vowels and 16 Italian consonants. Besides, there are other 5 special letters that are used to express words originated from Latin and other languages. In the following, we present 26 letters in both uppercase and lowercase written forms; and their corresponding sound (IPA). Usually, one letter corresponds to one single sound. However, there are other letters that can represent more than one single sound, such as e, o, c, g, s, and z. Specially, for five foreign letters, j, k, w, x, and y, we pronounce them as their phonetic sounds in the languages from which they are originated.

The Italian alphabet and special foreign letters

Foreign letters j, k, w, x and y are pronouced with the corresponding sounds in their original languages as follows,

  • J, j (i lunga): it is pronounced as /dʒ/ for English words such as jeans  /dʒinz/, jeep /dʒip/. Meanwhile, j in words originated from French is pronounced as /ʒ/ as in abat-jour /aˈbaˈʒur/.
  •  K, k (cappa): it is pronounced as /k/ as  the letter in casa  /ˈkasa/. The letter k can be found in many foreign words, such as karma /ˈkarma/, kayak /kaˈjak/, kaki /ˈkaki/.
  • W, w (doppia vu or doppia vi): it is pronounced as /v/ for words orginated from German, for instance, würstel /ˈvyrstəl/ . Meanswhile, we pronouce it as /w/ for english words, such as, welfare /ˈwel.feər/.
  • X, x (ics): it is pronounced as /ks/ , for e.g. taxi [ˈtaksi].
  • Y, y (ipsilon): it is pronounced as /j/, for e.g. yogurt /ˈjɔgurt/, yoga /ˈjɔga/. We sometimes find it pronounced as /ai/ in some English words, such as by-pass /ˈbaɪ.pɑːs/, nylon /ˈnaɪ.lɒn/. ​

Summary

In this tutorial, we learn twenty one Italian alphabet letters and other five extra foreign letters. We also show their corresponding sounds (IPA) and present some examples for the foreign letters whose sounds are determined by the languages from which they are originated.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, please feel free to write your comments below or send us an email to info@semprelearn.com. We will do our best to reply you as soon as possible. We hope you enjoy this tutorial and remember semprelearn. Always learn new things everyday.

About the author

Nguyen-cv-04

Nguyen has studied in Italy since 2012. She  is very passionate in learning Italian by exploring Italy’s rich culture, nature and local products. She finds herself fortunated to study and live in a beautiful country in the middle of the Mediterranean sea where it shares many similarities in culture with her homeland. She, therefore, launched this educational blog semprelearn.com to share her experience in studying Italian and other things.