This is simply obtained by adding a uestion mark at the end of the sentence, while in speech only the inflection of the voice expresses a question.
In spoken language, the question will be expressed by simply raising the pitch of the voice while approaching the end of the sentence, especially stressing the last one or two words
The only situation in which words change order is when verb essere (to be) introduces a copula, expressing a quality, a condition, etc. (not a direct object). The verb and the copula go before the rest of the sentence, and the subject is postponed.
However, all of the questions above have implied either a yes or no answer. To ask questions that require more than a yes or no answer, you generally have to use a question word. Here is a list of some English question words and their Italian equivalents:
|What - che cosa||Why - perché||How many - quanti(-e)|
|Who - chi||Which - quale||How much - quanto(-a)|
|When - quando||Where - dove|
Che and cosa are abbreviated forms of che cosa. The forms are interchangeable: