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Travel Phrases 12 Come si dice questo in italiano? How do you say

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Travel Phrases 12 Come si dice questo in italiano? How do you say
Travel Phrases Lesson 12
Come si dice questo in italiano?
How do you say this in Italian?
Italiano
English
A: Come si dice questo in italiano?
How do you say this in Italian?
B: Si dice penna.
You say pen.
A: Grazie.
Thank you.
A: Come si dice quello in italiano?
How do you say that in Italian?
B: Bicchiere.
Glass.
A: Grazie.
Thank you.
A: Come si dice bottle in italiano?
How do you say bottle in Italian?
B: Bottiglia.
Bottle.
A: Grazie.
Thank you.
You want to know how to say something in Italian or you’ve seen something that interests you and
want to know its name. While pointing at something close, you can ask. Come si dice questo in
italiano? How do you say this in Italian?
The first word, come, means how.
Next we have two words, si dice, meaning, you say.
Then we have questo, this and finally, in italiano, in Italian.
The answer will probably be si dice… you say… followed by the name of what you are pointing at.
Pointing to things is common in Italy. In the dialog we saw penna, pen.
Now ask how to say something that is far from you, Come si dice quello in italiano? How do you
say that in Italian?
Also in this phrase the first word, come, means how.
Next we have the two words, si dice, you say.
But then we have, quello, that.
And finally, in italiano, in Italian.
Also in this case the answer will probably be si dice…, you say… followed by the name of what
you are pointing at. If pointing at things is common, pointing at people is a little rude so please
don’t do it.
In the example dialog the word was, bicchiere, glass meaning a drinking glass.
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Now you want to ask how to say an English word in Italian. Come si dice bottle in italiano? How
do you say bottle in Italian?
Again the first word, come, means how.
Followed by, si dice, you say.
Then we have the English word you want to translate in Italian, in our case bottle.
And finally, in italiano in Italian.
In this case the answer will be, bottiglia, bottle.
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