Friday, November 13, 2015

Italian - Very good thanks, and you?

We just learned to say How are you? in Italian, Come va?

and Very good thanks is Molto bene, grazie.

To be polite you should also ask how the other person is doing.

And you? - E tu? - sounds like Ay too /?/

So with all that we've learned so far, we could understand a meeting between two people like this:

Mario: Ciao!
Luigi: Buongiorno! Come va?
Mario: Molto bene, grazie. E tu?
Luigi: Molto bene, grazie. Arrivederci!
Mario: Ciao!

academy of the bran
(from: wikipedia - accademia della crusca)

In German:
Sehr gut, danke. Und Sie?

In Spanish:
Muy bien gracias. ¿Y tú?

In French:
Très bien, merci. Et vous?