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English-Italian phrasebook

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Basics

Hello

Buongiorno

[bwohn johr-noh]

Hello. (informal)

Ciao

[chow]

How are you?

Come stai?

[koh-meh stai]

Fine, thank you

Bene, grazie

[beh-neh, graht-tsyeh]

What is your name?

Come ti chiami?

[koh-meh tee kee-ah-mee]

My name is…

Mi chiamo…

[mee kee-ah-moh]

Nice to meet you

Piacere di conoscerla

[pyah-cheh-reh dee koh-noh-shehr-lah]

Please

Per favore

[pehr fah-voh-reh]

Thank you

Grazie

[graht-tsyeh]

You're welcome

Prego

[preh-goh]

No problem

Non c'è problema

[non cheh pro-blay-mah]

Yes

[see]

No

No

[noh]

Excuse me

Mi scusi

[mee skoo-zee]

I'm sorry

Mi scusi

[mee skoo-zee]

Goodbye

Arrivederci

[ah-ree-veh-dehr-chee]

See you

Ci vediamo

[chee veh-dee-ah-moh]

Sure

Certamente, or Certo

[cher-tah-men-te or cher-toh]

Really?

Davvero?

[dah-veh-roh]

I don't speak Italian

Non parlo italiano

[non pahrloh ee-tah-lee-ah-no]

Do you speak English?

Parli inglese?

[pahr-lee een-gleh-zeh]

Is there someone here who speaks English?

Qualcuno parla inglese?

[kwahl-koo-noh pahr-lah een-gleh-zeh]

Help!

Aiuto!

[ah-yoo-toh]

Good morning

Buon giorno

[bwohn johr-noh]

Good afternoon

Buon pomeriggio

[bwohn poh-meh-ree-gio]

Good evening

Buona sera

[bwohn-ah-seh-rah]

Good night

Buona notte

[bwohn-ah-noht-the]

I don't understand

Non capisco

[nohn kah-pees-koh]

Where is the toilet?

Dov'è il bagno?

[doh-veh eel bah-nyoh]

Problems

Leave me alone

Mi lasci solo/a

[mee lah-shee soh-loh/lah]

Don't touch me!

Non mi tocchi!

[nohn mee toh-kee]

I'll call the police

Chiamo la polizia

[kyah-moh lah poh-lee-tsyah]

Police!

Polizia!

[poh-lee-tsyah]

Stop! Thief!

Al ladro!

[ahl lah-droh]

I need your help

Ho bisogno del suo aiuto

[oh bee-zoh-nyoh dehl swoh ah-yoo-toh]

It's an emergency

È un'emergenza

[eh oo-neh-mehr-jen-tsah]

I'm lost

Mi sono perso/a

[mee soh-noh pehr-soh/sah]

I lost my bag

Ho perso la mia borsa

[oh pehrsoh lah meeah bohrsah]

I lost my wallet

Ho perso il mio portafoglio

[oh pehr-soh eel myoh pohr-tah-foh-lyoh]

I'm sick

Sono malato/a

[soh-noh mah-lah-toh/tah]

I need a doctor

Ho bisogno di un dottore

[oh bee-zoh-nyoh dee oon dot-toh-reh]

Can I use your phone?

Posso usare il suo telefono?

[pos-soh oo-zah-reh eel swoh teh-leh-foh-noh]

Numbers

1

uno

[oo-noh]

2

due

[doo-eh]

3

tre

[treh]

4

quattro

[kwah-troh]

5

cinque

[cheen-kweh]

6

sei

[seh-ee]

7

sette

[seh-the]

8

otto

[oh-toh]

9

nove

[noh-veh]

10

dieci

[dyeh-chee]

11

undici

[oon-dee-chee]

12

dodici

[doh-dee-chee]

13

tredici

[treh-dee-chee]

14

quattordici

[kwahr-tohr-dee-chee]

15

quindici

[kween-dee-chee]

16

sedici

[seh-dee-chee]

17

diciassette

[dee-chee-ah-sseh-the]

18

diciotto

[dee-choh-toh]

19

diciannove

[dee-chah-noh-veh]

20

venti

[vehn-tee]

21

ventuno

[vehn-too-noh]

22

ventidue

[vehn-tee-doo-eh]

23

ventitré

[vehn-tee-treh]

30

trenta

[trehn-tah]

40

quaranta

[kwah-rahn-tah]

50

cinquanta

[cheen-kwahn-tah]

60

sessanta

[sehs-sahn-tah]

70

settanta

[seht-tahn-tah]

80

ottanta

[oht-tahn-tah]

90

novanta

[noh-vahn-tah]

100

cento

[chehn-toh]

200

duecento

[dweh-chehn-toh]

300

trecento

[treh-chehn-toh]

1.000

mille

[meel-leh]

2.000

duemila

[dweh-mee-lah]

1.000.000

un milione

[oon mee-lyoh-neh]

number…

numero…

[noo-meh-roh]

half

mezzo

[mehd-dzoh]

less

meno

[meh-noh]

more

più

[pyoo]

Time

now

adesso

[ah-dehss-oh]

later

più tardi

[pyoo-tar-di]

before

prima

[pree-ma]

morning

mattina

[mah-teen-ah]

afternoon

pomeriggio

[pom-eh-ree-joh]

evening

sera

[seh-ra]

night

notte

[noht-the]

Clock time

one o'clock AM

l'una

[loo-na]

two o'clock AM

le due

[leh doo-eh]

noon

mezzogiorno

[mehts-oh-jor-no]

one o'clock PM

le tredici

[leh tre-dee-chee]

two o'clock PM

le quattordici

[leh kwat-tor-dee-chee]

midnight

mezzanotte

[mehts-ah-noht-eh]

Days

today

oggi

[ohd-jee]

yesterday

ieri

[yeh-ree]

tomorrow

domani

[doh-mah-nee]

day after tomorrow

dopo domani

[doh-poh doh-mah-nee]

this week

questa settimana

[ques-tah set-tee-mah-nah]

last week

la settimana scorsa

[lah set-tee-mah-nah skor-sah]

next week

la prossima settimana

[lah pross-see-mah set-tee-mah-nah]

Sunday

domenica

[doh-may-nee-kah]

Monday

lunedì

[loo-nay-dee]

Tuesday

Tuesday

[mar-tay-dee]

Wednesday

mercoledì

[mehr-koh-lay-dee]

Thursday

giovedì

[joh-vay-dee]

Friday

venerdì

[vay-nehr-dee]

Saturday

sabato

[sah-bah-toh]

Months

January

gennaio

[jen-ny-oh]

February

febbraio

[feb-bry-oh]

March

marzo

[mar-tso]

April

aprile

[ah-pree-leh]

May

maggio

[mah-jyo]

June

giugno

[jyoo-nyo]

July

luglio

[loo-lyo]

August

agosto

[ah-ghost-oh]

September

settembre

[seht-tem-breh]

October

ottobre

[oht-tohb-breh]

November

novembre

[no-vem-breh]

December

dicembre

[dee-chem-breh]

Shopping and Commerce

a bra

un reggiseno

[oon rej-jee-sehyn-oh]

a butcher

una macelleria

[oona mahch-ah-lahr-ee-ah]

a camera shop

un negozio di fotocine

[oon neg-otz-ee-oh dee foh-toh-cheen-eh]

a candy/smoke shop

un sale e tabacchi

[oon sah-leh eh tah-bak-kee]

a chemist (pharmacy)

un farmacia

[oon far-mah-chee-ah]

a clothing store

un negozio di abbigliamento

[oon negozio dee abb-eel-ee-ah-men-toh]

a delecatessen

una salumeria

[oona sah-loom-ehr-ee-ah

a gift shop

un negozio di regali

[oon neg-otz-ee-oh dee reg-ahl-ee]

a hardware store

un ferramenta

[oon fehr-rah-men-tah]

a jewelry store

una gioielleria

[oona jee-oh-eel-leh-ree-ah]

a grocery store

un negozio di alimentari

[oon neg-otz-ee-oh dee ahl-ee-men-tar-ee]

a shirt

un camicia

[oohn kahm-eech-ah]

a skirt

una gonna

[oona gohn-nah]

a supermarket

un supermercato

[oon soo-pehr-mehr-kot-oh]

a tobacco shop

un tabaccheria

[oon tahb-ak-ah-ree-eh]

a wine shop

una enoteca

[oona en-oh-tek-ah]

Can I pay with a credit card?

Posso pagare con un carte di credito?

[pohs-soh pay-gar-eh kon oon kart-eh dee kred-eet-oh]

Can I rent a car?

Posso nolleggiare una macchina?

[pohs-soh noh-lej-jee-ahr-eh oon-ah ma-keen-ah]

Can you help me miss?

Signorina, puo aiutarmi?

[see-nyor-een-ah poo-oh eye-yoo-tahr-mee]

discount

sconto

[skohn-toh]

Do you have somehting else?

ha qualche cosa altro?

[ah kwal-kay coh-sah ahlt-roh]

dollars

i dollari

[ee dohl-ar-ee]

free

gratis

[graht-ees]

Give me five twenty euro bills

Mi dia cinque biglietti da venti euro

[mee dee-ah ching-kweh bill-eeettee dah ven-tee eh-oor-oh]

How much is the fare?

Quanto costa la corsa?

[kwantoh kohstah lahkorsah]

I want...

Ho voglia di...

[oh vohl-ee-ah dee]

I'm just looking

Sto solo guardando

[stoh sohloh gooahrdahndoh]

income

reddito

[rehd-dee-toh]

interest rate

tasso d'interesse

[tahs-soh deen-tehr-ess-she]

investment

investimento

[een-vest-ee-mehn-toh]

large bills

banconote grande

[bank-oh-noh-teh grahn-deh]

larger

piu grande

[pee-yoo grahn-deh]

loss

perdita

[pehr-dee-tah]

money

soldi

[sohl-dee]

pants

pantaloni

[pahn-tah-lohn-eh]

pounds

i sterline

[ee ster-lee-neh]

safe

cassaforte

[cahs-sah-fohrt-eh]

sale

saldi

[sahl-dee]

shoes

scarpe

[skahr-peh]

signature

firma

[feerm-ah]

small change

i spiccioli

[ee spee-chee-oh-lee]

Where can I find...?

Dov'e posso trovare...?

[doh-veh pohs-soh trohvahreh]

Where can I get a taxi?

Dov'e posso prendere un taxi?

[doh-veh pohs-soh pren-dehr-eh oon tas-see]

Where do I sign?

Dov'e debbo firmare?

[doh-veh dehb-bhoh firm-ahr-eh]

Where is the cashier's window?

Dov'e lo sportello del cassiere?

[doh-veh loh sport-ehl-loh dell cahs-see-ehr-eh]

Where is the currency exchange?

Dov'e l'ufficio cambio?

[doh-veh loo-fee-shee-oh kam-bee-oh]

Travel and Lodging

adult

adulto

[ah-dool-toh]

aisle seat

posto al corridoro

[pohs-toh ahl kor-ree-dohr-oh]

baggage claim

ritiro bagagli

[ree-tee-roh bahg-ahl-yee]

balcony

il balcone

[eel bahl-koh-neh]

bathroom

il bagno

[eel bahn-yoh]

bathtub

vasca da bagno

[vahs-kah dah bahn-yoh]

bed

il letto

[eel let-toh]

bed and breakfast Inn

agri tourismo

[ahg-rhee toor-ees-moh]

bill

il conto

[eel kohn-toh]

boarding pass

la carta d'imbarco

[cahr-tah deem-bahr-koh]

bus

l'autobus

[lahoo-toh-boos]

Could you call a taxi for me, please?

potrebbe chiamarmi un taxi, per favore?

poht-treh-beh kee-ahm-ahr-mee oon tas-see, pehr fah-vohr-eh]

dining room

sala di pranzo

[sahl-eh dee prahn-zoh]

elevator

l'ascensore

[lash-en-sohr-eh]

full board

pensione completo

[penzeeohneh kohm-plet-oh]

hotel

albergo, hotel

[ahl-behr-goh, oh-tell]

I have a reservation

Ho prenotatzione

[oh pree-noh-taht-zee-ohn-eh]

I'd like a room for the night

vorrei una stanza per un notte

[vohr-eh oona stan-zah pehr oon noht-the]

I'l like non smoking

vorrei non fumatore

[vohr-reh nohn foo-mah-tohr-eh]

I'm leaving tomorrow

parto domani

[pahr-toh doh-mahn-ee]

Is the flight late?

E il volo in ritardo?

[eh eel voh-loh een ree-tahr-doh]

Is this the train for Rome?

E questo il treno per Roma?

[eh kwes-toh eel tray-noh pehr rohm-ah]

key

chiave

[kee-yahv-eh]

late

in ritardo

[een ree-tahr-doh]

luggage

i bagagli

[ee bag-ah-glyee]

maid

la cameriera

[lah kam-ehr-yee-ahr-ah]

on time

in orario

[een ohr-ahr-ee-oh]

one way ticket

biglietto solo andata

[beel-yet-toh soh-loh ahn-daht-ah]

please wake me at eight

me svelgi, per favore, alla otto

[mee svell-yee, pehr fah-vohr-eh, al-lah oh-toh]

room

la camera

[lah kam-ehr-ah]

room service   

servizio al camera

[sehrvitzeeoh ahl kamehrah]

round trip ticket

biglietto andata e ritorno

[beel-yet-toh ahn-daht-ah eh ree-toor-noh]

sink

il lavandino

[eel lahv-ahn-deen-oh]

The window wont open

la finestra non si apre

[lah fee-nest-rah nohn see ahp-reh]

There is no hot water

non c'e acqua caldo

[nohn chay ah-kwah kahl-doh]

ticket office

la biglietteria

[lah bee-lyee-ett-teh-ree-ah]

what is the fare to Naples?

Quanto costa un biglietto per Napoli?

[kwan-toh kost-ah oon beel-yet-toh pehr nap-oh-lee]

What is the nightly rate?

quanto si paga per notte?

[kwan-toh see-pahg-ah pehr noht-the]

what time does the train depart?

a che ora parte il treno?

[ah kay ohr-ah pahr-teh eel tray-noh]

 


 
 
 


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