Anziano is more polite, but vecchio can also be used for people. A famous example is "il vecchio e il mare" (The Old Man and the Sea)
Anziano is pretty much "senior" as used in the US, or "ηλικιωμένος" in Greek.
Please help. My Sicilian friend says that people aren't old, they are anziana/o. She says that only items or objects get the vecchio/a adjective.
I agree completely! My teachers at Parliamo Italiano stressed this. They would say " mal educato a usare quella parola
My friend from Napoli calls me vecchio all the time lol
This my darling, I've been told.
Came here to see this comment, you made my day, thanks! :)
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Hm. Am I correct in thinking "and" here could have been "e", but is "ed" to avoid similar-sounding vowels after each other?
A harsh reality
Why ed and not e.
the 'ed' is swallowed by the reader so it's almost impossible to hear
Wow this sentence is so fitting for my life!
Better to say anziano.
Am I the only one that thinks that the pacing of this sentence is a bit... odd?
If pacing means the rhythm of speech and here in particular the fact that there seems to be no break before "ed", but a noticeable one before "sono", then: No, I also found that somewhat strange.
Sounds like a start of a loli anime
It will end in tears!
My answer was correct