Il Viaggio Verso L'Italia

Learning Italian, Phrase by Simple Phrase

October 5, 2017

Si, certo.

Sì = Yes, exactly like Spanish. Note that no = no, while non = not.

certo = sure

Yes, sure. It would probably translate more smoothly into English as Yes, certainly. This is another item that puts another of my friend D.'s mannerisms into context. He was constantly saying, Yes, sure! whenever I asked him about something that he liked!

This is a possible response you will get if you go to any bar and ask for un caffè, per favore. Interestingly, in Italy, bars double as cafes during the day, where one can usually find a good cup of espresso, or tazza di caffè, and actual alcohol-serving bars during the night.