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How To Start a Conversation in Italian

Are you looking for tips on how to start a conversation in Italian? Italians are known for their friendly and welcoming culture, and it’s not hard to strike up a conversation in Italian.

Antonio, a longtime listener of the Learn, responded to our survey making a very good point. He said: “When it comes to starting and keeping a conversation in Italian going, that’s where I get frustrated.”

He goes on. “Most of the time, I don’t know how to start a conversation in Italian, and I end up asking “yes or no” kind of questions, so the conversation is over before it begins. Add to it that when Italians speak, they speak fast. – Or, to try to be nice to me, they speak English! I want to speak Italian with them!”

how to start a conversation in Italian

No worries, Antonio, LearnItalianPod is here to the rescue. So, let’s find out how to ask someone to speak slower, to keep speaking in Italian, and finally, let’s learn and practice a few “icebreakers” that are sure to keep the conversation going.

Learning some key phrases and basic etiquette will help you break the ice and get the conversation flowing. In this lesson, you’ll learn some tips on how to start a conversation in Italian, from the use of formal language to small talk topics. With these tips, you’ll be able to have a friendly conversation with an Italian in no time.


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