Italian: Useful Words and Phrases

Did you know that Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world and is spoken by 85 million people worldwide?

Travel with ease and impress all your friends using our Italian Language Cheat Sheet!

Useful Italian Words and Phrases

Hello/good morning – Buongiorno!

Goodbye – Arrivederci!

Good afternoon/evening – Buonasera!

Thank you – Grazie

Do you speak English? – Parla inglese?

I don’t speak Italian – No parlo italiano

I don’t understand – Non capisco

Please – Per favore

Sorry – Scusa

Yes Si

No – No

Asking for Directions

Where is? – Dov’é?

Where is the bathroom? – Dov’é il bagno?

To the right – à destra

To the left à sinistra

Straight ahead – Avanti [or] diritto

How far is it? – Quanto é lontano?

Can you help me? – Mi puoi aiutare?

Out and About

How much does this cost? – Quanto costa questo?

The bill, please – Il conto, per favour

Can I see the menu please? – Posso verde il menu per favore?

Opening hours – Orario di apertura

Service charge/tip – Mancia

I would like… – lo vorrei…

I am allergic to… – Sono allergico a…

I am vegetarian – Sono vegetarian


Help! – Aiuto!

Emergency – Emergenza!

Where is the Hospital? – Dov’è l’ospedale?

Call the police –  Chiamate la polizia

Call the ambulance – Chiamate un’ambulanza

I need a doctor – Ho bisogno di un medico

I lost my passport – Ho perso il mio passaporto

Remember to take this sheet with you on your holiday! Interested in learning more Italian? Check our Language App Review for Duolingo. Happy Travelling!

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