Learning Italian, Phrase by Simple Phrase
October 6, 2017
No, non è pronto.
no = no, spelled as in English. In pronounciation, note the short ĕ vs. the English long ē
non = not, used before verbs to indicate the negative
pronto = ready. Note the o ending to indicate a singular masculine noun
No, it is not ready. While you are unlikely to ever hear this regarding your caffè, even when it is packed in the bar, it might happen just about anywhere else. My friend V. has even told me stories of the month of August, when many choose to go on vacation and most administrative departments are just about shut down. Luckily, I was just visiting on a tourist visa when I was there in August, but I can see how it would be a logistical nightmare if you needed anything done!