Italy Verbal Communication

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View Full Document Right Arrow Icon profile.html The Italian Language Italian  is the official language of Italy, and 93% of population are native Italian speakers.  Around 50% of population speak a regional dialect as mother tongue. Many dialects are  mutually unintelligible and thus considered by linguists as separate languages, but are  not officially recognised. Friulian, one of these dialects, is spoken by 600,000 people in  the north east of Italy, which is 1% of the entire population. Other northern minority  languages include Ladin, Slovene, German, which enjoys equal recognition with Italian  in the province of Alto-Adige, and French, which is legally recognised in the Alpine region  of the Val d'Aosta. Albanian is spoken by 0.2% of the population, mainly in the southern part of Italy, as too  are Croatian and Greek. Catalan  is spoken in one city, Alghero, on the island of Sardinia,  by around 0.07% of the population. On the rest of the island, Sardinian is spoken by over  1m, which comes to 1.7% of the Italian population. Why not learn some useful  Italian phrases ? What time is it?: Che ora e/sono? It's (8 o'clock): Sono (le otto) In the morning: di mattina In the afternoon: di pomeriggio In the evening: di sera Today: oggi Tomorrow: domani Yesterday: ieri   Monday: lunedì Tuesday: martedì
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Wednesday: mercoledì Thursday: giovedì Friday: venerdì Saturday: sabato Sunday: domenica Directions Where is .?: Dov è .? Go straight ahead: si va sempre diritto Turn left : giri a sinistra Turn right: giri a destra Behind: dietro In front: davanti Far: lontano Near: vicino Opposite: di fronte a   Around Town I'm looking for.: cerco . A bank: un banco
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