“Permesso” in Italian is a polite way to ask for permission, often used when entering a room or passing through a crowded area. It translates to “May I?” or “Excuse me” demonstrating respect and courtesy in social interactions.

Two Main Takeaways

  • The first main use of the word “permesso” is to ask for permission.
  • The second main use is to excuse oneself, for example “Permesso, mi scusi” means “Excuse me”.

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #122: How to Use the Word “Anzi”.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #70: How to Use the Words “Bene” and “Buono”.
  • 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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