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:
I would like to share with you my experience at the Norwegian university Oslo Met (Oslo Metropolitan University):
This year I started one year career in Interpretation from Norwegian to Italian and from Italian to Norwegian. Since I wanted to increase and improve my Norwegian level I thought that the only way was to study it through a career, because first of all the level is higher and also because I knew I had to take a step further in my everday Norwegian which is intermediate.
For all of you that have been following my blog since the beginning, you must already know that I have the habit to always question myself in the things I do. Learning a language is not that easy, it’s not something that you can approach with halfheartedness. I have already wrote in previous articles how you can study different languages by following simple tricks that I have been using throughout the years.
Nowadays it is very important if not necessary to know a second language, especially if it is English which is considered the most international and spoken one today. I also think that Chinese and Spanish will soon be added to this category.