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  • Italian in Thirty Short Lessons
    Italiano in Trenta Brevi Lezioni
    by Giancarlo v. Nacher Malvaioli

    Twenty-Eighth Lesson
    Lezione Ventottesima (ventotTEsima)

    INTERIEZIONI INTERJECTIONS
    grazie!
    abbasso!
    prego!
    aiuto!
    guai a te!
    vergogna!
    accidenti!
    forza!
    coraggio!
    perbacco!
    vai al diavolo (DIAvolo)!
    evviva!
    via! (vada via!-vattene! (VATtene!)
    avanti!
    Dio mio!
    davvero!
    attenzione!
    presto!
    pericolo! (peRIcolo)
    proprio così!
    non fumare! (proibito fumare)
    salute!
    me ne frego!
    silenzio!
    attenti al cane!
    coraggio!
    basta così!
    magari!
    che peccato!
    zitto!
    non disturbare!
    si sbrighi!
    maledizione!
    che curioso!
    non me lo dire!
    pronti!
    *buona fortuna!
    bravo! (bravo-i-a-e)
    thank you!
    down!
    don't mention it!
    help!
    woe betide you!
    shame!
    damn!
    come!
    cheer up!
    by Jove!
    go to hell!
    hurrah!
    go away!
    come in!
    for God's sake! My goodness!
    Indeed!
    to pay attention! Look out!
    hurry up!
    danger!
    quite so!
    no smoking!
    cheers!
    I don't care!
    keep silence!
    beware of the dog!
    cheer up!
    that's enough!
    God grant!
    what a pity!
    hush!-shut up!
    do not disturb!
    hurry up!
    curse!-damn!
    how funny!
    you don't say!
    ready!
    good luck!
    (good!-bravo!)

    • Italians think that to wish someone buona fortuna, is not good because it causes the opposite of the desired effect, then they say in bocca al lupo! (in the wolf's mouth), because to wish bad luck changes into good luck.
    Examples: Vada via! (go away (you formal). Vattene via! (VATtene) (go away (you informal). Posso entrare? Avanti! (entri pure!) (May I come in? Come in!) Dio mio che freddo che fa! (My goodness it's cold!) Attenzione! È pericoloso attraversare i binari. (Look out! It's dangerous to cross the railway tracks). In questo posto è proibito fumare. (Please no smoking in this place). Maledizione, ho perso la valigia. (Damn it! I lost my suit case). Pronti, si parte. (Ready, we are living). Peccato che non sia venuta tua sorella! (What a pity your sister didn't come). Non me lo dire, perché tanto non ci credo. (Don't say it, because I don't believe you). Silenzio! Non si parla nella sala di lettura. (Keep silence! Don't talk in the reading room). Presto, se no perdiamo il treno. (Hurry up, if not we will miss the train). Magari potessi partire domani per le vacanze. (God grant if I could leave tomorrow for my vacation). Si sieda, prego. Grazie. (Sit down, please. Thanks). Aiuto! Non posso più nuotare. (Help! I can't swim any more). Guai a te se non ubbidisci a tua madre. (Woe betide you if you don't obey your mother). Ma se ne vada al Diavolo (diaVOlo), non ho tempo da perdere (PERdere) con lei!. (But go to hell! I have no time to waste with you). Accidenti! Nevica (NEvica) ancora. (Damn it! It's still snowing). Evviva la democrazia! (democrazIa) Abbasso la dittatura! (Hurrah for democracy! Down with dictatorship!). Che peccato! Hai rotto lo specchio. (What a pity! You have broken the mirror).

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