How to say “with”
In today’s short lesson, you’re going to learn how to say “with” in Italian. It’s easy to remember since it only has 3 letters: “con”. Like in English, we use this word when we want to talk about something or someone being accompanied by something or someone else.
Let’s have a look at some examples:
- Vai a casa con tua sorella?
Are you going home with your sister
- Vieni con i tuoi genitori stasera?
Are you coming with your parents tonight?
- Mi piace parlare con te.
I like talking with you.
- Lei scrive sempre con la mano destra.
She always writes with her right hand.
- Mangio un panino con il formaggio.
I’m eating a sandwich with cheese.
You might also hear the abbreviated versions of “con + il”, and “con + i”:
- con + il: col
- con + i: coi
Both options are correct. Sometimes, it’s just easier to say the shortened versions. Have a look at the examples below:
- Vado a casa col cane.
I’m going home with the dog.
- Luigi vive ancora coi genitori.
Luigi still lives with the parents.