How to talk about love, sex, and dating in Italian

Feb 14, 2019 96

BY: Catherine Edwards

Italian has got to be one of the world's most romantic languages, and its vocabulary is well endowed with words for all things lovey-dovey. Here are a few words and phrases that might come in handy this Valentine's Day.

Flirting: Italians have a reputation for being flirty, so these phrases could well come in handy if you're navigating the Italian dating scene. There are a few different terms for flirting: the reflexive verb 'provarci' (roughly 'to try it on with'), the phrasal verb 'fare il filo a' or 'corteggiare' (literally 'to court') are more formal alternatives, or you can use the Anglicism 'flirtare', or 'civettare', though the latter is generally restricted to women. 

 

 

 

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SOURCE: https://www.thelocal.it/

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