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Immagina di essere in un bar in Italia verso le due del pomeriggio. Le persone vanno e vengono per prendere il caffè. In Italia ci sono più di 100 modi diversi per ordinare un caffè.

 

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Imagine being in a bar in Italy around two o'clock in the afternoon. People come and go for coffee. In Italy there are more than 100 ways of ordering a coffee.

 

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Totò e Peppino al bar

Actors Totò and Peppino de Filippo having a coffee

in the 1956 comedy "La banda degli onesti" (The band of honest men)

 

 

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Practice your pronunciation: il caffè italiano

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Aspettando al banco in un bar italiano affollato potresti sentire le seguenti ordinazioni: Waiting at the counter in a crowded Italian bar you could hear the following orders:

 

Un caffè normale
(normal coffee)

Un caffè ristretto
(extra-strong)

Un caffè lungo
(long)

Un caffè doppio
(double)

Un caffè normale macchiato caldo
(normal with a drop of hot milk)

Un caffè normale macchiato freddo
(normal with a drop of cold milk)

Un caffè normale con latte freddo a parte
(normal with cold milk a part)

Un caffè normale con latte caldo a parte
(normal with hot milk a part)

Un caffè ristretto macchiato caldo
(extra-strong with a drop of hot milk)

Un caffè ristretto macchiato freddo
(extra-strong with a drop of cold milk)

Un caffè lungo macchiato caldo
(long with a drop of hot milk)

Un caffè lungo macchiato freddo
(long with a drop of cold milk)

Un caffè ristretto macchiato caldo senza schiuma
(extra-strong with a drop of hot milk no froth)

Un caffè ristretto in tazza grande
(extra-strong in a big cup)

Un caffè lungo in tazza grande
(long in a big cup)

Un caffè in vetro/caffè al vetro
(coffee in a glass cup)

Un caffè in tazza fredda
(coffee in a cold cup)

Un caffè in tazza bollente
(coffee in a very hot cup)

Un caffè in tazza grande con panna
(coffee in a big cup with heavy cream)

Un caffè corretto
(corrected with a drop of liqueur)

Un caffè corretto grappa
(corrected with a drop of grappa)

Caffè corretto Fernet
(corrected with a drop of Fernet)

Un caffè corretto anice
(corrected with a drop of anice)

Un espresso


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