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Let’s take a closer look at Mark’s response.
Do you remember how Mark Lee introduces himself?
"Nice to meet you. I'm Mark Lee."
Piacere, sono Mark Lee.
First is the expression, piacere, meaning "a pleasure." Piacere. Piacere.
Piacere is actually a shortened version of Piacere di conoscerla, meaning "It’s a pleasure to meet you." Piacere di conoscerla.
Both Mark and Paolo use the short form, Piacere, in their introductions. This shortened version can be used in many contexts and is appropriate for both formal and informal situations.
Do you remember how Mark says,
"I'm Mark Lee."
Sono Mark Lee.
First is sono. "I am." Sono. Sono.
Note: sono is a shortened form of io sono. In Italian, io, I, is usually omitted, as it can be understood from context.
Sono is from the verb essere, meaning "to be.” Essere.
Next is the name, Mark Lee. “Mark Lee.” Mark Lee. Mark Lee.
Together, it’s Sono Mark Lee. "I’m Mark Lee." Sono Mark Lee.
The pattern is
Sono {NAME}.
I'm {NAME}.
Sono {NAME}.
To use this pattern, simply replace the {NAME} placeholder with your name.
Imagine you’re Karen Lee. In Italian, Karen Lee. Karen Lee. Karen Lee.
Say
"I'm Karen Lee."
Ready?
Sono Karen Lee.
"I'm Karen Lee."
Sono Karen Lee.

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Can you introduce yourself using the pattern introduced in this lesson?

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Wednesday at 01:08 AM
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Piacere mio, Patricia,

io sono Valentina.

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Patricia
Monday at 10:29 AM
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Sono Patrizia Maher. Piacere.

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Ciao Roshel,

piacere!


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Roshel
Wednesday at 07:53 AM
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Sono Roshel Dilrukshi