Ciao a tutti, here’s a free italian grammar lesson for all you who wish to learn italian for beginners out there! The importance of being polite in Italy and in Italian
Like other Latin derived languages, there are different ways of saying ‘you’:
tu, for people you can be on first-name terms with, and Lei in other cases.
The plural is, respectively, voi and Loro.
Lei and Loro are written with a capital to distinguish them from lei, she, and loro, they
In informal situations, Italians will quickly suggest:
Possiamo darci del tu? – Can we use ‘tu’?
This is where Italian hospitality begins and a way of making new friends!
Italians are very proud of their food and will entertain you endlessly on the countless varieties of local culinary specialities. Declining a dinner invitation, or indeed a second course, could be considered impolite. If in doubt, try to savour a little of everything and be sure to let your host know just how tasty it all is: È buonissimo!
Find out more about Italian classes in Manchester City Centre, Didsbury, Chorlton, Sale, Altrincham, at: hello at learnitalianmanchester.co.uk