Thursday, May 27, 2010


Lo presento il signore....

I'd like to introduce Mr....

Pleased! (to meet you)

Ecco il mio biglietto da visita.
Here is my business card.

Come si chiama?
What's your name?

Di dov'e' lei?
Where are you from?

Sono da Los Angeles.
I'm from Los Angeles.

Come sta  la sua famiglia?
How is your family?

Siamo in vacanza.
We're on vacation.


  1. Sono da L, Québec Longueuil. La mia famiglia va bene,molto grazie.

  2. Sono inglese, mi chiama Linda e abita a Italia.

  3. How long have you been studying Italian?
    I like to study Chinese.

  4. Roughterrain Crane, thanks for the visit. I grew up in Italy!

    Linda Lou, you are smack where I wish I could be right now. Good to see you.

    Jingle,nice to see you too.

    Paul, have you ever been to Italy?

  5. @Lakeviewer
    Per quanto tempo hai vissuto in Italia? e dove sei nata?
    How long have you been living in Italy?
    Where were you born?
    Please correct my English

  6. Io giammai andiai nel Europa.

  7. Amalia e tutti:
    Io sono nata in Venosa, nella provincia di Potenza. Sono venuta a vivere in America a diciasette anni, per studiare Inglese e letteratura.

    Ho vissuto con persone che non parlavano italiano; cosi' dopo tanti anni, ho perduto tanto.

    Queste lezioni sono per la mia nipotina come una introduzione all lingua della sua nonna.

  8. Translation of comment to Amalia:
    I was born in Venosa, in the province of Potenza. I came to live in Americia when seventeen, to study English and litterature.
    I've lived with people who did not speak Italian; so, after many years, I have lost a lot (of vocabulary, etc.).
    These lessons are for mia grandchild as an introduction to the language of her grandmother.

  9. Amanda,
    Your English is just fine.
    Grazie tanto per le tue visite.

  10. ciao
    sempre utile passare da te
    ciao Michele pianetatempolibero

  11. education is cool.
    your post is very fun to read.

  12. Nota bene: Please note:

    There are three ways to address people.
    In this post, I assumed nobody knew anybody, so I used the most formal way: Lo presento, meaning I present to Your Grace,to Your Majesty, and most formal way among strangers and those in authority.

    I could have used Vi presento, meaning I present to you whom I know a bit, but I still want to bow to your higher status. This is referred for those in authority, and for those who need respect of some sort.

    Ti presento, would be the most common way among close friends and family.

    In Italy, be advised, always use the most formal mode, Lei, instead of Voi or Tu, because it is the custom to be most formal at the beginning, or until someone gives you permission to address them with Tu.

    Between you and me, however, we can continue to use "tu".

    Ciao. Ci vediamo. Arrivederci. Alla prossima volta.