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This is one of my favorites, a beautiful and agreeable greeting that we affectionately say to our friends.
Grammatically speaking we use the particle mi to indicate the presence of the reflexive form with the verb stare, which normally doesn’t require it.
We can see this in other phrases where the use of the reflexive conveys the emotional participation of the speaker:
Questa sera mi faccio un bel bagno caldo.
(This evening I will take a nice hot bath.)
Ci fumiamo una sigaretta?
(Shall we smoke a cigarette?)
Per cena mi mangio una bella bistecca.
(For dinner I will eat a nice steak.)
Normally the verbs “fare” “fumare” “mangiare” don’t have a
reflexive form and certainly you can also say:
Questa sera faccio un bel bagno caldo.
Fumiamo una sigaretta?
Per cena mangio una bella bistecca.
without the reflexive particles. The meaning won’t change.