ITALY NEWS

English invasion

(issue no. 119/2010 / March 25, 2010)

 

According to a recent study by Federlingue, the number of English words in the Italian vocabulary and frequency of use has increased by 773 percent over the past eight years. Federlingue, an umbrella group for language services, translators, interpreters and language schools, conducted an online survey among its users, over 100 business-to-business clients ages 25 to 50. In 84 percent of cases, the survey revealed a wide use of English words and phrases mixed into spoken and written Italian.

 

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