In this episode we explore Italian grocery shopping. Shopping for food in Italy is a vital, culture-rich experience, including specialized stores, outdoor markets, with an emphasis on quality, seasonality, and community interaction.

Two Main Takeaways

  • Use the verb “vorrei” to get what you need. In English it translates to “I would like”.
  • Specialized shops in Italy include: “macelleria” (butcher shop), “pescheria” (seafood shop), “enoteca” (wine store), “panetteria” (bread shop), pasticceria (pastry shop), and “salumeria” (cold cuts shop).

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #123: Rentals in Italy: Key Words and Phrases.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #119: How to Make Small Talk in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Irregular Past Participles Learning Map, a guide summarizing the most common irregular past participles in Italian.

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