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The partitive article (del, dello, della, dei, degli, delle) refers to an unspecified quantity of food, liquid, or some other uncountable noun. English has no equivalent article – the partitive is usually translated by the adjectives “some” or “any,” or may be left out entirely.
After buongiorno, polite phrases like “please” and “thank you” are the most important Italian vocabulary you’ll ever learn. When you visit Italy, knowing just these few phrases will go a long way, even if the very next thing you say is Parla inglese?