In this lesson, we learn fifteen expressions with the Italian verb “mangiare”, in English “to eat”. These expressions are used a lot in spoken Italian. Repeat out loud and practice your pronunciation.

Two Main Takeaways

  • The Italian verb “mangiare” is used in everyday language and in many day-to-day expressions. Two very common ones are: “Fare da mangiare” and “Dare da mangiare”.
  • The expression “Mangiare con i piedi”, literally “To eat with the feet”, means “To eat with bad table manners” 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 #10: Ten Simple Questions and Answers to Use at Dinner.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #68: Ten Expressions with the Verb Dare.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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