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Italy Language

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Italy Language

Italian is the official language of Italy, and 93% of population are native Italian speakers. Around 50% of population speak a regional dialect as mother tongue. Many dialects are mutually unintelligible and thus considered by linguists as separate languages, but are not officially recognised. Friulian, one of these dialects, is spoken by 600,000 people in the north east of Italy, which is 1% of the entire population. Other northern minority languages include Ladin, Slovene, German, which enjoys equal recognition with Italian in the province of Alto-Adige, and French, which is legally recognised in the Alpine region of the Val d’Aosta. Albanian is spoken by 0.2% of the population, mainly in the southern part of Italy, as too are Croatian and Greek. Catalan is spoken in one city, Alghero, on the island of Sardinia, by around 0.07% of the population. On the rest of the island, Sardinian is spoken by over 1m, which comes to 1.7% of the Italian population.

Following aresome simple words in Italian and if you have interesting you can learn it:

Hello
Salve
Good day / Good morning
Buongiorno
Good evening
Buonasera
Good night
Buonanotte
Hi
Ciao
Good bye / Bye
Arrivederci / Ciao
See you soon
A presto
See you tomorrow
A domani
How are you?
come stai?/come sta?
Fine thank you
bene, grazie
And yourself?
e tu? / e lei?
Yes
Si
No
No
Please
Per piacere / Per favore
Thank you (very much)
(Mille) grazie
You are welcome
Prego
Excuse me
Mi scusi
Pardon?
Pardon?
I don’t understand you
non ho capito
Could you say that again, please?
può ripetere, per favore?
Do you speak English?
Parla inglese?
A little
un po’
I’m sorry, but…
Mi spiace, ma…
That’s a shame
E’ un peccato!
May I… ?
Posso… ?
I’m looking for a pharmacy
Sto cercando una farmacia
I need a doctor
Ho bisogno di un medico
Call an ambulance, please
Si prega di chiamare un’ambulanza
0
zero
1
uno
2
due
3
tre
4
quattro
5
cinque
6
sei
7
sette
8
otto
9
nove
10
dieci
11
undici
12
dodici
13
tredici
14
quattordici
15
quindici
16
sedici
17
diciassette
18
diciotto
19
diciannove
20
venti
21
ventuno
22
ventidue
23
ventitré
24
ventiquattro
25
venticinque
26
ventisei
27
ventisette
28
ventotto
29
ventinove
30
trenta
31
trentuno
32
trentadue
40
quaranta
50
cinquanta
60
sessanta
70
settanta
71
settantauno
72
settantadue
80
ottanta
81
ottantauno
90
novanta
91
novantuno
100
cento
101
cento e una
200
duecento
250
duecentocinquanta
1000
mille
1000000
un milione

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