One of the first questions you’ll be asked when meeting someone in Italy is “Where are you from?” – “Di dove sei” or “Da dove vieni?”
This Rocket Italian lesson on how to pronounce countries in Italian will prepare you for these questions, and help you ask them in return and understand the answer!
Many of the names of countries are similar in English and Italian but pronounced slightly differently so they’ll be easier to remember. Practice these country names out loud so you can sound natural when talking to a native Italian speaker!
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To ask someone where they are from, you say:
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Di dove sei? / Da dove vieni?
Where are you from?
You may get one of the following replies:
Gli Stati Uniti d’America
United States of America
I hope you enjoyed this lesson on how to say countries in Italian! Not too hard, right? You’ve just added to your growing Italian vocabulary list!
Of course there are many countries in the world and we couldn’t name them all here. If you want to really get to know il mondo in Italian, you might want to get a map in Italian!
For more lessons on Italian vocabulary I recommend these!
Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team
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