"How are you today?"
Translation:Come sta oggi?
This came up in a conversation with an Italian friend recently, and he said it's part of how they form questions.
In English, you can make any statement a question by going higher pitch at the end of it; in Italian there are various things one does to hint that their statement is actually a question -- including omitting the object.
There are two forms of “to be”.1. Essere that defines you in more permanent terms ( I am a woman) -Io sono , Tu sei, lei è, Lori sono, Noi siamo , voi siete) 2. Stare that defines you at the moment ( how are you?) and also means to stay (io sto, tu stai, Lei sta, noi stiamo, voi state and Loro stanno).