Mouthwatering food, world-renowned wines, exciting nightlife, and stunning architecture, what’s not to love about Italy! Unfortunately, one of the things that they are not known for is the widespread ability to speak English. So, when you are traveling there or moving there to teach English (congrats to our interns beginning this adventure), then knowing a few key phrases in Italian is essential. By learning the local language, you will be able to better understand the culture and make friends. Even knowing a few simple phrases can make a world of difference!
If you are not familiar with Italian, it is a romantic language with Latin roots, similar to Spanish and English. Depending on whether the word is feminine or masculine, the ending of the word is different. It will also change if the word is singular or plural. For example, the word “cat” is “Gatto” (masculine-singular), “Gatti” (masculine-plural), “Gatta” (feminine-singular), “Gatte” (feminine-plural).
To get you started on your journey to learning Italian, we have put together a list of key phrases. You can download the PDF version here to always have on you!
Although learning a new language can be intimidating, it is an extremely rewarding experience! Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and try to speak with locals in the language. They will appreciate the effort and you may even make a new friend or two. When you are living in the country, there is no better way to learn! Why not start today?!
Have any specific questions about learning a new language? Don’t see a word you are interested in having on the list? Be sure to leave a comment and one of our specialists will get back to you! Remember, we are here for you every step of the way!