Colloquial language is the language used every day by native speakers, but usually not addressed in language textbooks. In this lesson learn ten colloquial Italian expressions you should know.

Two Main Takeaways

  • Three common colloquial Italian expressions are: “boh” (I don’t know, in English), “basta” (enough, in English), and “dai” (come on, in English).
  • Another common, a bit more advanced, expression is: “cascasse il mondo”, which translates to “no matter what” in English.

Three Action Steps

  • Listen to the Italian lesson with the player above, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify.
  • Download this episode’s printable guide. You can find it here.
  • Take the instant-score quiz below to test your understanding of the lesson.

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #18: The Verb “Fare”: Meanings and Uses.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #7: How to Use Nine Basic Linking Words.
  • 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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