The many ways to say “hello” and “goodbye” in Italian

by Stefania Bufano

Conversational Italian!

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For our first few weeks on the Conversational Italian! Facebook group, we have been talking about the many different ways to say “hello” and “goodbye” in Italian, and in which situation to use which greeting. Read below and give it a try!

Here is a summary, adapted from our pocket book Conversational Italian for Travelers: Just the Important Phrases © 2014 by Stella Lucente, LLC, of the many ways to say “hello” and “goodbye” in Italian, which was shared with our Facebook group.


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