Learning Italian, Phrase by Simple Phrase
October 5, 2017
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.