Making friends: how to introduce yourself in Italian

Making friends: how to introduce yourself in Italian

Have you ever wondered how to say my name is in Italian?


How can you introduce yourself to make Italian friends? What is the best line to approach an Italian-speaking person?


If you’re planning to go to Italy for more than just a brief holiday, you’re definitely thinking about meeting new people and making new friends. Becoming part of your local reality will be a must for you, and I want to make sure you have all the tools to do that.


Sure, saying hello is definitely a good start, but you need a something more to continue and begin a conversation.


However, before showing you how to best introduce yourself, there is something really important I would like you to remember:


when you talk to someone in Italian, you always have to take the degree of formality into consideration.


Formality is extremely observed in Italy. Although we tend to be friendlier and friendlier, there are certainly many occasions where we have to switch to the so-called politeness form.


There are two ways to approach someone and to talk to them:


– the informal way, used with family, friends and peers

– the formal way, used with your boss, your professors, and more generally with someone who’s older than you or who’s unfamiliar


Of course, you will also have to change the greeting at the beginning based on the situation.


After that, you have a few options to introduce yourself and continue your conversation with. There are different ways of saying “my name is” in Italian.


So, if you want to know how to begin to make new Italian friends, press play and watch this video until the end 😉




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Gloria Spagnoli
Gloria Spagnoli
I help beginners of Italian take their first steps, speak from day one and learn Italian at their pace and by having fun.