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10/03/2018

Italian lessons: Here are some useful sayings for your next trip to Italy!

This is the first in a series of weekly posts on Italian language, culture, history, and cuisine. Please like our Facebook page to make sure that you don’t miss any of our posts. Buona lettura! Enjoy the post!

Greetings/Salutation

Buona giornata = have a great day.
Buongiorno = good day [greetings].
Buona notte = good night [good-bye].
Buon pomeriggio = good afternoon [greetings].
Buona sera = good evening [greetings].
Buona serata = have a great evening.

Travel/Recreation

Buona continuazione = enjoy the rest of your day/activity.
Buona domenica = enjoy your day of rest [the day of the Lord].
Buone feste = happy holidays.
Buon fine settimana [buon weekend] = have a great weekend.
Buona permanenza = enjoy your stay.
Buon proseguimento = enjoy the rest of your stay/activity.
Buone vacanze = enjoy your vacation.
Buon viaggio = have a safe trip.
Buon volo = have a safe flight.
Buon weekend [buon fine settimana] = have a great weekend.

Senses

Buon appetito = enjoy your food.
Buon ascolto = enjoy the music.
Buona degustazione = enjoy the tasting.
Buona spaghettata = enjoy your spaghetti.
Buona visione = enjoy the movie.

Work/Study

Buon lavoro = may your work be fruitful.
Buona lettura = enjoy your reading.
Buona lezione = may the lecture/class be fruitful.
Buon seminario = may the seminar/class be fruitful.
Buono studio = may your study(ing) be fruitful.

Health/Rest

Buona guarigione = I wish you a speedy recovery.
Buon riposo = sleep well.

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