You’re answering a question in Italian and all of a sudden you are not sure what to say. Trust me, this happens to everyone. In this lesson, we cover ten useful phrases to use when you forget how to speak Italian.

Two Main Takeaways

  • Two expressions we can use when we forget words in Italian are “Non mi viene la parola” and “Non mi viene in mente”.
  • To ask someone to repeat something, we can say: “Scusa, puoi ripetere per favore?”, in English “Pardon me, can you repeat please?”.

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 #106: How to Use the Word “Anche”.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #69: The Position of Adjectives 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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