Making a proposal, accept it or turn it down in Italian!

Italians have a reputation to be people that love hanging out with friends and family.

Making an invitation, as well as accpeting or rejecting it might come you in handy if you happen to live in Italy or having Italian friends.

There are several different ways to ask somebody out…

Andiamo al cinema  / a mangiare una pizza stasera?

Andiamo a  + sostantivo / infinito 

Do you want to go…?

Ti va di andare al cinema/mangiare una pizza stasera?

Ti va di + infinito 

Fancy going to..?

Che ne dici di andare al cinema / mangiare una piazza stasera?

Che ne dici di + infinito

How about…..?

Vuoi andare al cinema / a magiare una piazza stasera ?

Vuoi andare a + infinito

Do you want to….?

Vorresti andare al cinema / a mangiare una pizza stasera?

Vorresti + infinito

Would you like to….?

Accepting a proposal or invitation

Si, volentieri (Yes, I would love to)

S, con piacere (Yes, with pleasure, kind of formal)

Si, che bella idea! (Yes, how a nice idea)

Certo! (Of course)

D’accordo! (I agree)

Turning down a proposal or inviation

No, mi dispiace ma non posso,… (I am sorry, I can’t…)

Mi piacerebbe, ma…..(I would love to, but…)

Sono impegnato, mi dispiace (I am busy, I am sorry)

Vorrei, ma….(I would like, but..)

 

 

Author: Serena Capilli

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