Prendiamoci un caffe'!

When English speakers hear the word bar, they tend to think of a place that primarily serves alcohol, or alternatively, the counter in a pub or restaurant where one can order refreshments. The term derives from the metal or wooden barrier that is located along the length of the bar.
Although the Italian word bar (masculine, plural: bar) was borrowed from English, it refers not to alcoholic drinking establishments but to coffee shops or cafés. A bar in the American sense of the word is a locale. Another word borrowed from English is pub which describes typical British pubs found in various Italian cities.
So popular are Italian bar that you will find one on every corner of the average city street. Sometimes there are even two or more located side-by-side. If you happen to visit an Italian city, try to count how many bar you spot in an hour: you’ll be surprised!

Bar are frequented by people of all ages but are extremely popular amongst working people and students who need to quickly recharge on the go.

C’è un bar ad ogni angolo della città!
There’s a coffee shop on every corner of the city!

Although it is possible to sit down at a table in a bar, the most common ritual consists of drinking coffee (caffè) at the counter while chatting with colleagues, friends or the barista. And of course, being Italy, there are many varieties of coffee to choose between including:
  • espresso (coffee made with a small amount of nearly boiling water that is forced under pressure through finely-ground coffee beans)
  • macchiato (an espresso with froth)
  • cappuccino (an espresso with milk and froth)
  • decaffeinato (decaffeinated coffee)
  • marocchino (an espresso with chocolate and froth)
  • americano (a watered-down espresso)
  • freddo (a cold coffee)
  • corretto (an espresso with grappa)
  • ristretto (similar to espresso but with less water, a “restricted” coffee)
Una macchina da caffè – A coffee machine

Coffee is far from the only refreshment available at a bar however. You can also order soft drinks, pastries, alcohol, sandwiches (panini) and even ice cream (gelato).
Bar are not just found along the street. They can be part of a hotel, museum, theatre or cinema venue, and even offices.
Facciamo pausa pranzo? C’è un bar proprio qui sotto.
Should we have a lunch break? There is a café right downstairs.

The word can also indicate the mini-bar where one keeps drinks to offer to guests at home. It is also called mobile bar where mobile means furniture.

Bar can also describe a small fridge (often hidden inside furniture) that you find in hotel rooms.

ORA, CHI VUOLE UN CAFFE'? :)
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My name is Alessia and I teach Italian since I moved to Dublin ....18years ago. I am passionate about my culture and my language! I love teaching this musical romantic language, for work or for leisure! Also I can share some cooking recipes of my Country...so that you can enjoy cooking different food {more food for thought :-) } while learning the language! My approach to teaching is full of energy and positive attitude with really enthusiastic charisma! :) As an Italian native speaker, I mastered in teaching Italian to all levels in a class or one-to-one manner -from beginners to conversation- I taught in different city centre language schools (Languagewise School, Annalivia School, Cactus Learning services, etc) and local Community Colleges. I offer for Higher and Ordinary levels preparation of Junior / Leaving Cert, University grinds also general Italian knowledge for leisure conversation and easy tips are covered. I teach my language in Dublin and in this platform online...also to bilingual children in a fun and entertaining approach, also to kids with learning difficulties. I like to involve the students in every aspect of learning ....giving tips that will facilitate learning and memorization of this lovely language; A part from the usual old hard-print material , I use web-resources & lyrics of famous songs during my lessons to improve comprehension and conversation styles. In order to help you, i usually give some homework so that your learning process will continue at home (if you like)! Try and you will be more confident in less than a few weeks! CIAO!
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My name is Alessia and I teach Italian since I moved to Dublin ....18years ago. I am passionate about my culture and my language! I love teaching this musical romantic language, for work or for leisure! Also I can share some cooking recipes of my Country...so that you can enjoy cooking different food {more food for thought :-) } while learning the language! My approach to teaching is full of energy and positive attitude with really enthusiastic charisma! :) As an Italian native speaker, I mastered in teaching Italian to all levels in a class or one-to-one manner -from beginners to conversation- I taught in different city centre language schools (Languagewise School, Annalivia School, Cactus Learning services, etc) and local Community Colleges. I offer for Higher and Ordinary levels preparation of Junior / Leaving Cert, University grinds also general Italian knowledge for leisure conversation and easy tips are covered. I teach my language in Dublin and in this platform online...also to bilingual children in a fun and entertaining approach, also to kids with learning difficulties. I like to involve the students in every aspect of learning ....giving tips that will facilitate learning and memorization of this lovely language; A part from the usual old hard-print material , I use web-resources & lyrics of famous songs during my lessons to improve comprehension and conversation styles. In order to help you, i usually give some homework so that your learning process will continue at home (if you like)! Try and you will be more confident in less than a few weeks! CIAO!
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