• Learn Italian in Manchester : Useful expressions in Italian

    Manchester Italian language courses. Learn a language by taking Italian language course in Manchester with Learn Italian Manchester

     Here are some funny colloquioal expressions in Italian that are seldom taught at an Italian language class. Enjoy!


    Non ne posso più! I can’t take it anymore!
    Lasciamo perdere! Forget about it!
    Che bello! How nice!
    Per forza! No wonder!
    Non è così semplice! It’s not that easy!
    Chissà? Who knows?
    Ti pelano! They make you pay too much!
    Non vedo l’ora di… I can’t wait to…
    Siamo messe male. We are in bad shape. (not physically)
    Che senso ha? What’s the point?
    Magari! I wish!
    Non ne voglio proprio sapere! I really don’t want to know about it!
    Fai bene! Good for you!
    Non ce la faccio da sola! I can’t do it by myself!
    Meglio ancora! Even better!
    Che ne dici di … ? What about … ? (when inviting someone to do something)
    Figurati! Don’t mention it! / No problem! (informal)
    Accidenti (a te)! / Mannaggia! Darn (you)!
    Uffa! / Che rabbia! What a nuisance!
    Che peccato! What a pity!
    Mi va di… I feel like…
    Faccia pure! Go ahead!
    Te la cavi bene. You manage it well. (speaking a language, for example)


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