Family Ties –
Essential Italian Vocabulary
The family is a cornerstone and very important part of Italian life. Family needs or desires will usually take precedence over work or friends. Parents (especially mothers) are considered very important to Italians, and deserving of the utmost respect.
This isn't to say that fights don't occur. They happen, and when they do they can be explosive. But they almost always end up strengthening the family unit in the end.
Because family ties are so strong and their meaning in an Italian person's life so important, the introduction of a friend into the family signifies that the introducer considers the friend to be a very close and significant person.
In this guide, you will find the basic words and phrases that deal with family relationships.
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