Italian Language

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Here are some Italian words and phrases that we picked up during our travels around Italy, and will hopefully give you a head start if you are doing the same.

English

Italian

Basics:

when

quando

number

numero

hello (phone)

pronto

hello

buongiorno

good night

buona notte

good evening

buona séra

please

per favore

Oh my!

muma mia

open

aperto

closed

ferme

exit

uchita

entry

entrata

push

spingere

pull

titare

late

tardi

expensive

caro

here

qui

big

grande

a week

una settimana

2 days

dué giorni

with

col

without

senza

hot

caldo

cool / fresh

fresco

cold

freddo

for

per

gift

dono

Food and Drinks:

bottled water

acqua minerale, non gassata

1/2 liter

mezzo litro

tap water

acqua semplice

kitchen

cucina

tasty

gustoso

wine

vino

fork

forchetta

spoon

cucchiaio

knife

coltello

hot (spicy)

picante

sugar

zucchero

chili pepper

peperoncino

evening meal

cena

midday meal

pranzo

breakfast

colazione

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Italian

Travelling Around:

map

mappa

arrive

arrivi

depart

partenze

destination

destinizione

numero del treno

train number

train platform

binario

delayed (e.g. late train)

ritardo

next stop

fermata prenotata

daily

giornaliei

daily except Sundays and holidays

corse solo feriali

Sunday and holidays

corsa solo festiva

Family

 

wife

moglie

husband

marito

uncle

zio

father

padre

mother

madre

son

figlio

daughter

figlia

sister

sorella

brother

fratello

cousin

cugino

   

Around the home:

telephone

telephono

home

domestico

window

finestra

to do the laundry

fare il bucato

dog

cane

cat

gatto

   

Handy Phrases

English

Italian

my name is ...

il mio nome é

where is the tiolet?

Dove é la toletta?

The food was delicious.

L'alimento é squisito

I cannot speak Italian

Non posso parlare Italiano

what are the ingredients of this dish?

Quali sono gli ingredienti?

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