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What is your nationality?

Sei...
È...

Americano
Australiano
Brasiliano
Cileno

Americana
Australiana
Brasiliana
Cilena
?
Roberto
Irene
è

Nationalities

Canadese - Canadian
Cinese - Chinese
Francese - French
Gallese - Welsh
Giapponese - Japanese
Inglese - English
Irlandese - Irish
Portoghese - Portuguese
Scozzese - Scottish
Tedesco / Tedesca - German

Painless Grammar

Questions in Italian

Asking questions in Italian is really easy: it's just a matter of tone. If you look at the following examples there are no differences the way the words are sequenced. The change that occurs when placing a question mark at the end of the statement is one of intonation, the voice rises at the end of the sentence.

Io ho una bicicletta - I have a bike.
Io ho una bicicletta? - I have a bike?
Alessandro ha mangiato la pizza. - Alessandro ate the pizza.
Alessandro ha mangiato la pizza? - Alessandro ate the pizza?

Question Words in Italian

HOW:
    Come va? - How are you?
    Quanto costa? - How much does it cost?

WHAT:
    Che dici? - What are you saying?
    Che cosa è? - What is that?

WHO:
    Chi è? - Who is she/he?
    Chi canta per me? - Who sings for me?

WHY:
    Perché sei triste? - Why are you sad?
    Perché il mio cane è malato? - Why is my dog sick?

WHERE:
    Dove vai? - Where are you going?
    Dove voglio. - Where I want

 

Table of Contents

1. Getting to Know You

    » What is your name? (1)

    » What is your name? (2)

    » What is your nationality?

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