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Cosa significa!?

Postby AmyT » 06 Jan 2005, 03:34

essere chiamarsi

(io) sono mi chiamo

(tu) sei ti chiami

(Lei) e' si chiama

Ok.. I understand 'tu' is used in a casual way, whereas 'Lei' is used in a formal appropriate way... for saying the word 'You'

So is ' Io sono' = 'I am'??

Also, come si dice 'couch' 'door' and 'light' in Italian?
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby ptimber » 06 Jan 2005, 03:39

Io sono ,tu sei, lei egli essa e, noi siamo, voi sapete loro essi esse sono is the I you (fam) you polite, we youoplural polite and they. Egli and essa are masculine and feminine and plural essi essa for the same. The word for couch is poltrone, porta and luce are door and light providing you mean electric light. Peter
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby AmyT » 06 Jan 2005, 03:44

one more: My friend recently used 'piacere' when being introduced to someone older than her, and she was formal... they thought that was weird... (she was in Italy and they were Italians)... so is it something said as in 'my pleasure' or 'its a pleasure'? Or is it not commonly used?
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby ptimber » 06 Jan 2005, 03:46

It means pleasure but informally means it is a pleasure to meet you. Peter
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby AmyT » 06 Jan 2005, 03:55

Grazie Peter..
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby ptimber » 06 Jan 2005, 03:56

prego bellezza! peter
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby DeliBoy » 06 Jan 2005, 21:34

Amy,

You may find this free on line dictionary useful.

http://www.wordreference.com
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby ptimber » 06 Jan 2005, 21:42

Delivery pizza's too?? peter
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby wldspirit » 06 Jan 2005, 22:28

Deliboy,

do not let the asinine comments of some intimidate
you. if you feel you have something to contribute, then by
all means, do so. :D

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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby ptimber » 06 Jan 2005, 22:33

I am really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it. Anyone can contribute to this forum and they certainly do. Peter
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby JamesBianco » 06 Jan 2005, 22:47

ptimber wrote:Delivery pizza's too?? peter



Peter, leave your non-helpful and rude comments to yourself. You sit there and criticize everyone who tries to help, and it is NOT your place to do so. This is the only genealogy forum I have ever seen where a troll "moderates" over people genuinely trying to help.
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby JamesBianco » 06 Jan 2005, 22:49

ptimber wrote:I am really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it.



You have got to be kidding.
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby AmyT » 06 Jan 2005, 23:14

WOW, I'm a magnet for drama! Honestly it just makes me feel loved, so thank you all!

Deliboy, thank you very much for the link.

Wldspirit, I like you.. :lol:

Peter IS easy to get along with when you get past the cute 'elitist' thing he has going on! :wink:
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby ptimber » 06 Jan 2005, 23:25

I do not criticize people and only when they interface with me and display mediocrity or worse in their responses where I am involved. Often replies are based upon mere recitation of data without the awareness of knowing the level of competence they are dealing with and assuming things far beyond the ken or wishes of the person making an inquiry. On top of all this they are not even awre of their own limitations and presume professional status!!! All I see is a series of screw up fairies on the forum. I am sure you will agree with me the purpose of this forum is =to not only assist but to teach people (if this is whats wanted) how to research. This forum is not designed to satisfy their ego needs at the inquirers expense!! Peter
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Re: Cosa significa!?

Postby AmyT » 06 Jan 2005, 23:34

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