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Wednesday at 6:30 pm
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During your travels abroad, did you ever discover some very cheap items compared to your home country?

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Tuesday at 2:54 pm
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Hi Glenn Asher,


Sรฌ, โ‚ฌ1.35 รจ molto conveniente per una bottiglia di vino!

Ottimo affare! Great deal!


A presto,

Ofelia

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Glenn Asher
Saturday at 8:30 am
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Si. Vino. molto buono aglianico in Praiano. 1:35 euro un litro.

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Monday at 3:49 pm
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Hi Rose A,


Thank you for posting.

To ask somebody to move out the way politely, you can say either "Mi scusi" or "Permesso."

Be sure to use a loud voice ?


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Ofelia

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Rose A
Thursday at 5:03 pm
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Hi,


Is 'Mi scusi' used only to get somebodies attention, or can it be used for example in a street in order to ask somebody to move out the way politely? In English i'd say 'excuse me' in order to get past, just wondering if it's the same in Italian.


Grazie!

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Hi C.Ofelt,


That is correct! Thank you for clarifying :smile:


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C. Ofelt
Thursday at 2:06 am
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Just to be clear on the last response, when you say "lui scusi (may he excuse)" and that is formal, when saying "mi scusi" to someone directly, then I would be saying in effect "Lei mi scusi" , the formal "you", third person singular (may You excuse me, not may he excuse me)?

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Monday at 12:40 pm
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Hi C.Ofelt,


"Scusi" comes from the verb "scusare", meaning "to excuse" and it's in the imperative form, NOT indicative present.

Indicative: io scuso (I excuse), tu scusi (you excuse), lui scusa (he excuses)

Imperative: tu scusa (may you excuse), lui scusi (may he excuse)

As you can see the second person singular of the indicative has the same form as the third person singular of the imperative, "scusi", which is the polite form for the imperative.


I hope this helps!:smile:

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Ofelia

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C. Ofelt
Saturday at 6:00 am
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Correcting my comment from Thursday below, I do not understandโ€ฆMi scusi is the second person (tu) conjugation of Scusarsi, so it would seem that mi scusi would be informal. Mi scusa is the third person formal (La, o si impersonale) conjugation of Scusarsi, so that would seem to be formal. Yet they are reversed in the lesson saying that mi scusi is formal and scusa is informal. I do not understand. Aiutomi!

C. Ofelt
Thursday at 9:55 am
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I do not understand...Scusi is the second person (tu) conjugation of Scusare, so it would seem that scusi would be informal. Scusa is the third person formal (La) conjugation of Scusare, so that would seem to be formal. Yet they are reversed. What am I missing?

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Wednesday at 9:44 am
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Hi jasmine,


Grazie!:heart:

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