Wednesday, July 3, 2013
La Bella Vita- Like, like, like.
Our Italian is coming along very slowly and I get so amped when we have a lesson. Davvero! The hard part is actually finding the time to study but we are working on it.
I have been in Italy for 3 months and my favorite Italian word so far is ALLORA. Say it with me
"AH LORRRR AHHH". It sounds so soothing at times.
I have concluded that this is the Italian "like". Californians use LIKE, like all the time. With every sentence. We can't help it. Maybe it can be narrowed down from Californians to Angelino's, but still. you get my point.
Every single Italian speaker says allora after/ before/ during every word that comes out of their mouth. It's a way for them to buy time when they can't find the words to speak, to kill time and a way to break up the sentence just because. Allora means 'then', 'therefor', 'so far', 'since', 'now', 'but', 'in that case', 'because' and so on. It's one of those magical Italian words where you can't really ask what it means because it means everything. and it gets really confusing. It fits well in every sentence and makes sense. It's allora and you just know what it means. Like, really.
Allora, I'm done with my rant. <---see how it works?
Is there a word out there that you notice is used all the time?