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Hey listeners! What was the first Italian phrase you learned? And which one of these were you the most surprised by? Let us know in Italian!
You could say "mangia e fai silenzio" or "mangia e stai zitto/zitta".
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how do you say "eat and be quiet" in Italian?
Hi Vera, Hi Anna,
Thank you for sharing your first Italian words! 😄
Keep up the good work,
Ciao a tutti!
I don't remember which Italian word was my first, but the first unusual phrase that I remember was "Io non ho paura". It was the name of a movie and actually a good phrase:)
P.S.: Dear ItalianPod team, thank you so much for these everyday lessons!
Ciao a tutti! In fact, my first italian words were from Soviet movies: un momento, sacramento, malato... The most popular newsreel for children was even filmed in Italian! So, the Italian language was very popular in russian schools: our school boys used to speak in "Italian", as they supplemented the ending 'zione', 'ssimo' and others to Russain words and they really sound like Italians! :) Here the links to our short movies:
1) Eralash(=chaotic, mess, pell-mell..). 40 diavoli e una mosca verde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgUevFTLhW0&list=PLAX_lbns4-D5P08RWGLcW78coKrkKPchk&index=12
2) "формула любви" (formula d'amore): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tUZV3PHSKQ
P.s. By the way, all artists who have appeared in films don't know italian at all!
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My first Italian phrase was Ciao Bello! I accidentally said it to a shopkeeper (an old man) in Brescia!
"Mamma mia" (elementary school)
Like Anna, I learned the musical terms; most notably was "pianissimo" .
Piano - 'though I did not realise that until starting piano lessons at age 8, when we had lists of Italian words to learn.
Mi chiamo Steve