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Speaking Italian: You or You (Tu or Lei)?

May 15, 2015

tuandleiWe talked about the “ciao” earlier. If you were surprised about it not always being appropriate to use “ciao” as a greeting, then you may also be unaware that  like French, Spanish and German – and a lot of other languages – Italian has two forms of address: The “tu” is a familiar form is used with relatives, and people you know well such as friends, lovers, husbands, animals, bids  and children – yours and anyone else´s. (more…)

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