Mi scusi? O scusa?

Hello everyone, today I would like to write about the polite forms we use when we talk to people. I am talking about the formal and the informal ways that we use during conversations.

In Italian we have the “you” form and the “lei” form, what do I mean by these?

I mean that if we talk with someone we know or we are related to, we use the “you” form; while if we talk to someone we don’t know, an older person or an authority, then we use the “lei” form, which is considered also a form of respect:

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