Ciao! Tutto bene? In this lesson about pronouncing nationalities in Italian, you'll learn how to answer that all important question that you'll be asked frequently – Da dove vieni? – Where are you from?
No matter how good your Italian is, most people in Italy will know you're not a native speaker. As such, this is one of the first questions someone new you meet will ask you. You can answer this simply with the country you're from – Vengo dall’Inghilterra – I'm from England. But you can also answer by using the nationality form Sono inglese – I'm English. In this lesson we'll be going over the second way of talking about where you're from.
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Brasiliano / Brasiliana
Australiano / Australiana
Cileno / Cilena
Colombiano / Colombiana
Tedesco / Tedesca
Americano / Americana
How did you do? How do you feel answering this question now? Many of these words aren't that different from their English counterparts. But the spelling and pronunciation can be a bit tricky so don't forget to practice! Buona fortuna!
Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team
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