When signing a card or letter, is it "Famiglia & Surname" or "La famiglia & Surname"?
Maybe my question was not clear enough.
My question is which form is correct:
- Famiglia Niccoli or
- La Famiglia Niccoli
Italian Language Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the Italian language. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
If you mean a literal “&”, none of the proposed forms is meaningful. In an informal communication, you'd use the first name followed, if necessary, by e famiglia. For instance:
(Saluti da) Mario e famiglia.
In a formal context, you might use famiglia followed by the family name:
(Sentite condoglianze), famiglia Rossi.