Episode 27

Basta così? How to order food at the deli counter


August 5th, 2017

8 mins 58 secs

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About this Episode

You’re in Italy and you see a gorgeous deli counter, but there’s a real Italian human being behind it! The only thing standing between you and some delicious cheese is your Italian skills. Learn how to order food at counters in this week’s episode of 5 minute Italian.

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Today’s words
Mi dica = what can I do for you? (literally: tell me)
Un etto = 100 grams
Prosciutto crudo = parma ham
Prosciutto cotto = ham
Bresaola = dried salty beef
Salame = salami (nice and easy!)
Che cos’è quello = What’s that?
La burrata = Cheese which is like mozzarella on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside
La fontina = soft aged cheese from Aosta Valley
Pecorino = a hard, salty sheep’s cheese
Allora = well/so
Prendo = I’ll have… (literally - I’ll take)
Due etti = 200 grams
Basta così? = is that everything? (literally: enough like this?)
A posto così? = is that everything? (literally: ok like this?)

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