January 12, 2019
Pronounced: Pre-no-ta-ziò-ne (Dizionario Italiano Garzanti). Pray-no-ta-zio-nay (Roberto's Americanized version of the word).
Meaning: Reservation Vorrei una prenotazione per favore (I would like a reservation please). Hai una prenotazione? (Do you have a reservation?). Si, ho una prenotazione. (Yes, I have a reservation), When you make a reservation, especially at restaurants, you are letting owners know that you have selected their spot specifically, something Italians like and, more than likely, you'll receive even better service than if you just happened to drop in. And, you'll be guaranteed a table! Remember make your dinner reservations after 8pm; otherwise, you'll be eating with other foreigners and miss the wonderful experience of eating with Italians. Note: I show the pronunciation of each Word of the Day as found in Dizionario Italiano Garzanti, followed by Roberto's (Americanized) pronunciation of each daily word. To listen to a native Italian speaker say the Word of the Day click here, http://www.vocabolaudio.com/it/prenotazione, then click the audio symbol next to the word.