A chi appartieni?*

* Who do you belong to?

Italian In the South, Italy

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

Question any elder Southern Italian asks when meeting someone younger than them for the first time in order to know which family they belong to and/or who their parents and grandparents are.

“Giovanotto, a chi appartieni?” “Sono figlio del dottor Rossi.”

“Who do you belong to, young boy?” “I’m dr. Rossi’s son.”

Confirmed by 4 people