Making a proposal
Italians have a reputation to be people that love hanging out with friends and family.
Making an invitation, as well as accepting 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
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 invitation
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..)
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