Ciao a tutti! Summer is approaching and many of you are getting ready to travel to Italy. Although many people in Italy speak English, it’s always useful to know a couple of common everyday Italian phrases to get you through your vacation. These skills will come very handy if you are traveling to smaller and less touristy cities. I have listed some greetings and commonly used Italian phrases that can be helpful during your time abroad. Additionally, if you would like to learn Italian or want to brush up on your skills you can also use apps like Duolingo and Babbel if you don’t want to take a formal class. If you’re interested in an audible book then check out Lingua e Cucina. They have a ton of material that’s tailored for people who will be traveling to Italy and uses real life examples. Please click the link here for the audible books.
- Good morning- Buongiorno
- Good afternoon- Buon pomeriggio
- Good evening- Buona sera
- Goodnight- Buona notte
- How are you?- Come stai?
- I am well, and you?- Io sto bene, e tu?
- Excuse me- Mi scusi
- What’s your name?- Come ti chiami?
- My name is- Mi chiamo
- Thank you- Grazie
- You’re welcome- Prego
- Nice to meet you- Piacere
- I’ll see you- Ci vediamo
- Goodbye- Arrivederci
Useful Italian Phrases
- Where do you live?- Dove abiti?
- Do you speak English?- Parla inglese?
- I’m sorry, but I don’t speak Italian- Mi dispiace, ma non parlo l’italiano.
- I’m sorry, but I don’t understand- Mi dispiace, ma non capisco.
- Please repeat- Per favore ripeti.
- How much does this cost?- Quanto costa?
- Do you like…- Ti piace…
- Can you help me?- Mi puo` aiutare?
- I need help- Ho bisogno d’aiuto.
- Where is the bathroom- Dov’e` il bagno?
- Where are you from?- Di dove sei?