A little can go a long way when you’re a beginner, and the Rocket Italian team wants you to feel comfortable around native speakers right from the start.
Listen carefully to the audio and practice saying the Italian thank you phrases aloud – you’ll have these mastered in no time! Just as in your native language, speaking to Italian people in a polite manner will win you friends and gain you respect, so it’s worth making the effort!
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Thanks a lot.
Grazie mille per il tuo aiuto.
Thanks a lot for your help. (casual)
Grazie mille per il Suo aiuto.
Thanks a lot for your help. (formal)
Prego or Volentieri or Di niente.
Molto gentile da parte Sua.
Very kind of you. (formal)
Scusa, per favore.
Excuse me, please. (casual)
Scusi, per favore.
Excuse me, please. (formal)
Scusi, or Mi perdoni.
Excuse me, please. (very polite)
Mi dispiace or Mi spiace.
I'm sorry about that.
Use all of the above phrases liberally, and you'll find that people will treat you better.
That’s it for this lesson. If you want more lessons on Italian salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:
Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team
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