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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to ItalianPod101.com. This is 3-Minute Italian, Season 1, Lesson 2 - Greetings. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to greet someone in Italian when you arrive and what to say when you part.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Hi' in Italian.
Ofelia: [Normal] Ciao.
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'hi'
Ofelia: [Normal] ciao [Slow] ciao
Becky: Listen again to the informal word meaning 'Hi'
Ofelia: [Slow] Ciao. [Normal] Ciao.
Becky: Ok, now let's see the formal way to say 'Good day.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Buon giorno.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'good'
Ofelia: [Normal] buon [Slow] buon
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'day'
Ofelia: [Normal] giorno [Slow] giorno
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Good day.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Buon giorno. [Normal] Buon giorno.
Becky: Next is the informal way to say 'See you.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Ci vediamo.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'us, each other'
Ofelia: [Normal] ci [Slow] ci
Becky: Then comes the word meaning 'let's see'
Ofelia: [Normal] vediamo [Slow] vediamo
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'See you.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Ci vediamo. [Normal] Ci vediamo.
Becky: Finally, here is the formal way to say 'Goodbye.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Arrivederci.
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'goodbye'
Ofelia: [Normal] arrivederci [Slow] arrivederci
Becky: Listen again to the formal word meaning 'Goodbye.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Arrivederci. [Normal] Arrivederci.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ofelia: When in a formal situation, Italians commonly greet each other by shaking hands. On the other hand, if we meet someone we are very friendly with, we kiss each other on both cheeks. Don’t be afraid to do it with your Italian friends—it’s normal!

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Ofelia: Ciao!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Did you already know any of these greetings?

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Friday at 10:08 PM
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Buongiorno Jerry Mai,

that's perfect! 👍


Thanks for studying with us.

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Jerry Mai
Wednesday at 04:06 PM
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Buongiorno!!! Sono Jerry Mai. Arrivederci.

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Ciao Patricia,

thanks for your feedback 😊


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Patricia
Monday at 08:41 AM
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Ciao! Sono Patricia. Ci vediamo.


Am enjoying reading other people's postings and your replies.


A presto

Patricia

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Thursday at 11:24 PM
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Hi Sue,

yes, both forms are correct. Buon giorno and buongiorno.


Thanks for studying with us! Let us know if you have any other questions.


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Sue
Saturday at 02:29 AM
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Buon giorno - I have often seen this written as one word: buongiorno.

Are both ways correct?

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Ciao Lukask,


thanks for studying with us, let us know if you have any questions!


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Lukasz
Thursday at 08:55 PM
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Ciao,

Sono Lukasz

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Wednesday at 03:54 AM
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Ciao Mark,

il grande Totti!⚽ 😎


Thanks for posting, let us know if you have any questions!


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Mark
Sunday at 03:36 PM
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Ciao! Sono Mark from Syria.

Ci vediamo! I love your language and love Francesco Totti.

Arrivederci! Torni presto.