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The 50 Must-Know words when traveling in Italy. By Scott Soptick. Good day!. Boungiorno (Good Day) turns to Buonasera (Good Evening) in the late afternoon. No capisco. If you don’t understand something, just say!. Do you speak English?. Parla inglese ? ( par - lah een- glay -zay )

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good day
Good day!
  • Boungiorno (Good Day) turns to Buonasera (Good Evening) in the late afternoon
no capisco
No capisco
  • If you don’t understand something, just say!
do you speak english
Do you speak English?
  • Parlainglese? (par-laheen-glay-zay)
  • This is a question you’ll find yourself asking frequently- when you’re in a hurry and just need a piece of information.
remember manners
Remember Manners!
  • Per favore = Please
  • Grazie = Thank you
  • Prego = You’re welcome
  • Mi dispiace(dee-speeah-chay)= I’m sorry
  • Mi scusi = Excuse me
i would like
I would like____

Vorrei…

  • This is a more polite way of saying “I need…”
che ore sono
Che ore sono?
  • Italian for, “What time is it?”
  • This is an important question to ask if you are trying to catch a train, plane, or bus!
numbers count
Numbers count!
  • One = Uno (oo-noh)
  • Two = Due (doo-ay)
  • Three = Tre (tray)
  • Four = Quattro (kwah-troh)
  • Five = Cinque (cheeng-kway)
  • Six = Sei(sehee)
  • Seven = Sette(seht-tay)
  • Eight = Otto (oh-toh)
what direction
What Direction?

Nord

Est(east)

Ovest

(west)

Sud

days of the week
Days of the week
  • Monday = lunedi
  • Tuesday = martedi
  • Wednesday = mercoledi
  • Thursday = giovedi
  • Friday = venerdi
  • Saturday = sabato
  • Sunday = domenica
when does this open close
When does this open / close?

“A cheoraapre / chuide?”

  • In Italy, places are open at odd times and only remain open for 5-6 hours per day.
a ticket
A ticket

un biglietto(oonbeel-yay-toh)

  • In Italy, it is likely that you will ride many trains and busses, so buying tickets will happen often.
enough
Enough!

Basta!

  • Italians will continue to feed you until you tell them you’ve had enough! So when you’re full, just say “basta”
i like that
I like that!

Mi piace! (meepeeah-chay)

  • Italians take great pride in their food and drink. So if you like something, just tell them “Mi piace”!
how much is it
How much is it?

Quantocosta?

  • Italy is an expensive country, so you’ll want to know how much you’re spending on something before you buy it!
the bill please
The bill, please

ilconto, porfavore

  • Eating out in Italy is a great experience, but can be expensive. When you’ve ordered enough food, politely ask for “ilconto”
where is the restroom
Where is the restroom?

Dov’e la toilette? (doh-vehlahtwah-leht-tay)

  • Restrooms are not as large or accessible in Italy as they are in the U.S., so get used to asking this question.
bless you
Bless you!

Salute!

  • This is a fun word to say when someone sneezes!
which terminal
Which terminal?

Quale terminal?

  • If you plan to travel throughout Europe, you’ll have the chance to see many airports, but seeing so many new airports can be confusing.
arrival departure
Arrival & Departure

Arrivo & Partenza

  • These are very common words in airports, train stations, and bus stops.
introduce yourself
Introduce Yourself!

My Name is ____. = Mi chiamo_____.

  • Don’t be a stranger in Italy…The people are very friendly!