Politeness

Italian politeness
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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?

per favore
per piacere
per cortesia
  please
grazie   thank you
grazie mille
grazie tante
  thank you very much
grazie di cuore   thank you from the bottom of my heart
prego   you’re welcome
di niente
non c’è problema
  no problem
non c’è di che   it was nothing
     
salute!   bless you! (after a sneeze)
scusami   pardon me
mi scusi   excuse me
mi dispiace   I'm sorry
cin cin!
auguri!
salute!
  cheers! to your health!
Buon appetito!   enjoy your meal  (learn more)
     

Titles

   
signore   Sir, Mr.
signora   Ma'am, Mrs.
signorina   Miss

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Politeness - Italian vocabulary

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