Extreme shortcuts to Italian?
July 25, 2014 10:28 AM Subscribe
Are there any shortcuts for an English speaker to speak and understand Italian on the spot?
posted by mirileh to Writing & Language (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to Italy next week for a few days. I don't know Italian. Are there any easy shortcuts that will help me communicate and understand people and signs?
(since I don't have time, I'm not looking for resources, which is why this
I was hoping that since English and Italian don't seem that far apart, that maybe I could use English in a way Italians could understand and vice versa (like changing the order of a sentence and adding prefixes). That and mnemonics for important things like numbers. Do any such shortcuts exist?