Italy

Lingo. Words & phrases.

It’s true. In many places, you will be able to get by just fine with talking English. But why stand there looking confused when you can learn how to say hi and bye, and where’s the bathroom in the native lingo? Here’s some words and phrases you might use along the way.

Hi! Hello!
Ciao (informal) / Salve (formal)
Goodbye!
Ciao (informal) / Arrivederci (formal)
Good morning
Buongiorno
Good afternoon
Buon pomeriggio
Good evening
Buonasera
Goodnight
Buona note
Welcome
Benvenuto
How are you?
Come sta?
Everything is OK
Tutto bene
And you?
E tu?
Good
Buono (masculine) / Buona (feminine)
Thank you very much
Grazie mille
You’re welcome
Prego
I missed you a
Mi sei mancat
What’s new?
Che c'e' di nuovo?
See you later!
Arrivederci
Where is the bathroom?
Dov'è il bagno?
One moment please
Un momento per favore
How much is this?
Quanto?
I want ...
Voglio …
Water
Acqua
Excuse me ...
Mi scusi …
What’s your name?
Come si chiama?
My name is...
Il mio nome è…
Where are you from?
Di dove sei?
Good luck
In bocca al lupo
Happy birthday
Buon compleanno
Happy New Year
Felice anno nuovo
Congratulations
Congratulazioni
Bon Appetit
Buon Appetito
Bless you (when sneezing)
Salute
I didn’t hear
Non ho sentito
I didn’t understand
Non ho capito
Sorry (for a mistake)
Mi dispiace
No problem
Nessun problema
What is this?
Che cos'è questo?
Don't worry
Non ti preoccupare
Good / Bad
Buono / male
Big / Small
Grande / piccolo
Today
Oggi
Tomorrow / Yesterday
Domani / ieri
Yes / No
Si / No
I really like it
Mi piace veramente
I love you
Ti amo (romantic)
One
Uno
Two
Due
Three
Tre
Four
Quattro
Five
Cinque
Six
Sei
Seven
Sette
Eight
Otto
Nine
Nove
Ten
Dieci
 

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