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Prego or Per Favore

Postby redzinner » 03 May 2012, 22:57

When is it appropriate to use prego as 'please' versus using 'per favore'?
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Re: Prego or Per Favore

Postby Italysearcher » 04 May 2012, 08:21

Per favore is used when you are asking for something - as in 'for a favour'. Pass the salt, pick up bread from the store etc.
Prego which is also used as 'you're welcome' (and literally means I pray or I beg) is used for situations such as when you invite someone to do something, as in sit down please, (siaccommodi prego).
At least, that's my interpretation.
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Re: Prego or Per Favore

Postby redzinner » 05 May 2012, 15:30

Thank You!
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Re: Prego or Per Favore

Postby carinthiangirl » 06 Jun 2012, 23:56

prego italian » english
pardon (informal) (o) (interiezione)
excuse me (informal) (o) (interiezione)
you're welcome (o) (interiezione)
http://www.woxikon.de/ita/prego.php

per favore italian » english
please (o) (irritazione)
kindly (o) (irritazione)
please (o) (richiesta)
please (o) (domanda)
http://www.woxikon.de/ita/per%20favore.php
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Re: Prego or Per Favore

Postby Sabino » 07 Jun 2012, 15:26

Cominciate a dire : GRAZIE ...così capirete cosa significa PREGO...
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