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Bocconcino Culturale (Cultural Tidbit)

PLEASE NOTE, this is a listening and comprehension exercise. In the following text you will find a few missing words, but... DON'T GET SCARED! :-)

 

Listen to the audio in Italian while reading the text (listen to it as many times as possible.) On a sheet of paper (or if you print this page), write the missing Italian words.

 

Click on Pinocchio "Risposta" at the end of the page for the solution and comprehension test.

Le presentazioni (Introductions) aperto

In una ._._._._._._._._._._. formale, generalmente gli italiani si presentano con ._._._._. , ._._._._._._._. e una stretta di mano.

In a formal **** Italians usually introduce themselves by **** , **** and a handshake (stretta di mano).

 

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In una situazione amichevole e ._._._._._._._._._., si possono presentare solo con il nome. In a friendly and **** situation they usually introduce themselves only by first name.

 

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._._._._._._. gli italiani si incontrano generalmente si scambiano un ._._._._._. su entrambe le ._._._._._._.. Due uomini possono darsi un bacio, solo abbracciarsi o darsi una stretta di mano. **** Italians meet they usually **** on both **** . Two men may kiss, just hug or shake hands.

 

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In Italia si ha una relazione formale con le ._._._._._._._. che non si conoscono o con le quali non si ha familiarità (un ._._._._._._._._._._.. un accademico, una persona più anziana), e una relazione amichevole con ._._._._._. e ._._._._._._._.. In Italy, you should have a formal approach with **** you don't know or with whom you are not well acquainted (a **** , a professor, an elderly person...), and an informal approach with **** and **** .

 

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In una situazione formale "diamo del Lei" cioè invece di usare "tu" (es.: tu sei, tu mangi, tu hai...) usiamo Lei con il verbo alla terza persona singolare (es.: Lei è, Lei mangia, Lei ha...) In a formal situation we "give/we use She" that is, instead of "you" (e.g. you are, you eat, you have ...) we use She with the verb in the third person singular (e.g. She is, She eats , She has... meaning you are, you eat, you have)

 

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Click on Pinocchio-Risposta:Rispostafor answers and comprehension test.

 

 

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