If you’re planning on travelling to Italy but you don’t speak Italian, here are some basic words and phrases to get you through. As with any country, when you’re a tourist, the locals always appreciate it when you’ve taken the time to learn a few words in their language.
Thank you = Grazie
Excuse me = Mi scusi
I’m sorry = Mi dispiace
I do not speak Italian = Non parlo Italiano
Yes = Si
No = No
How are you? = Come va? or, Come stai?
Do you speak English? = Parla inglese?
Where is the bathroom? = Do’ve la toilette?
How much does that cost? = Quanto costa?
Please = Per favore
You’re welcome = Prego
What is your name? Come ti chiami?
My name is… = Mi chiamo…
Good morning / good afternoon = Buon giorno
Good evening = Buona sera
Good night = Buona notte
Let’s go = Andiamo
See you tomorrow = A domani
Where are you from? = Di dove sei?
Do you speak Italian? = Parla italiano?
Pretty good = Abbastanza bene
Mister = signore
Misses = signora
Miss = signorina
How old are you? = Quanti anni hai?
Hello (as a general greeting) = Ciao
Hello (when you answer the phone) = Pronto
Pleased to meet you = Piacere
Good luck = Buona fortuna
Cheers! (Good health) = Salute!
I don’t know = Non lo so