Italian

Italian kids on a football (soccer) pitch, photo credit FARE Network on Flickr
Human Relations Statements

Hello - Ciao

How are you doing - Come Stai

What is your name? - Come ti chiami

Thank you - Grazie

You are Welcome - Prego

Please - Per favore

Excuse me - Mi scusi

Goodbye - Ciao

Have a nice day - Buona Giornata

"Colorful Facts"

Italy is well known for its art and artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, and Raphael. Italy is also well known for its literature, music, and passion for sports. The ancient Colosseum in Rome hosted gladiator competitions.

Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea

Capital: Rome

Official Language: Italian

Geography: mostly rugged and mountainous; some plains, coastal lowlands; home to the Po River, Italy's longest river.

Population: 58,133,509 (July 2006 est.)

Foods: Italians are known for pasta & antipasto. Antipasto, which means appetizers, may consists of a many vegetables, cold meats, olives, and artichoke hearts. Ribbon-shaped pasta is more popular in the north while macaroni with tomato sauce is more popular in the south. Pizza and Risotto are also popular. Deserts include gelato, tiramisu, and rum cake.

(Primary Source) World Book Encylopedia, 2006.


 

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