Italian For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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In Italian, the days of the week aren't capitalized. Eyeball this table of the days of the week in Italian (along with pronunciations and abbreviations) to ensure you get your days straight while in Italy.

Italian/Abbreviation Pronunciation Translation
domenica/do. doh-meh-nee-kah Sunday
lunedì/lun. looh-neh-dee Monday
martedì/mar. mahr-teh-dee Tuesday
mercoledì/mer. mehr-koh-leh-dee Wednesday
giovedì/gio. joh-veh-dee Thursday
venerdì/ven. veh-nehr-dee Friday
sabato/sab. sah-bah-toh Saturday

You might also need to know how to say the following:

  • Oggi (ohj-jee) (today)

  • Domani (doh-mah-nee) (tomorrow)

  • Dopodomani (doh-poh-doh-mah-nee) (day after tomorrow)

  • Ieri (yeh-ree) (yesterday)

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Berlitz has taught languages to millions of people for more than 130 years. Francesca Romana Onofri and Karen Antje Moller are veteran language teachers. Teresa L. Picarazzi, PhD, teaches Italian at The Hopkins School and has lived and worked in Cortona, Florence, Ravenna, Siena, and Urbino.

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