Basic Italian Words and Phrases

Basic Italian Words and Phrases with Pronunciation

Phrases for Your Trip to Italy

Basic italian words and phrases for travelers to Italy with pronunciation, for the discus between you and the locals, I advise you to study the main words and phrases, after that you will be more comfortable.

Greetings
  • Buongiorno (bwohn-johr-noh) – Hello/Good morning
  • Buon pomeriggio (bwon po-meh-reej-joh) – Good afternoon
  • Buonosera (bwoh-nah-seh-rah) – Good evening
  • Arrivederci (ahr-ree-veh-dehr-chee) – Goodbye (formal)
  • Ciao (chee-ah-oh) – Hello/Goodbye (informal)
  • Salve (sahl-veh) – Hello/Goodbye (informal)
  • Buonanotte (bwoh-nah-noht-teh) – Goodnight (informal)
General Phrases & Pleasantries
  • Sì (see) - Yes
  • No (noh) - No
  • My name is (Mi chiamo) - Mee key-amo - My name is
  • Per favore (pehr fah-voh-reh) - Please
  • Grazie (grah-tsee-eh) – Thank you
  • Prego (preh-goh) – You’re welcome
  • Scusa (skooh-zah) – I’m sorry/Excuse me
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Questions
  • Parla inglese? (pahr-lah een-gleh-zeh) – Do you speak English?
  • Cosa? (koh-sah) – What?
  • Quando? (kwahn-doh) – When?
  • Chi? (kee) – Who?
  • Dove? (doh-veh) – Where?
  • Perché? (pehr-keh) – Why?
  • Come? (koh-meh) – How?
  • Quanto? (kwanh-toh) – How much?
Foods & Drinks
  • Acqua (ahk-koo-ah) - Water
  • Pane (pah-neh) - Bread
  • Formaggio (fohr-mahj-joh) - Cheese
  • Carne (kahr-neh) - Fish
  • Gelato (jeh–lah–toh) - Ice cream
  • Verdura (vehr-doo-reh) - Vegetables
  • Vino (vee-noh) - Wine)
  • Colazione (koh-lah-tsee-oh-neh) - Breakfast
  • Pranzo (prahn-tsoh) - Lunch
  • Cena (cheh-nah) - Dinner
  • Buon appetito - Enjoy your meal

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