Learning the basics of a language is a great way to make any trip more enjoyable. Even just saying hello when you enter a shop, or knowing how to order food, can make for a much more sociable experience.
Here are some of the most useful Italian phrases to get your head around before you travel.
Good morning: Buon giorno
Please: Per favore
Thank you: Grazie
How much?: Quanto?
Excuse me: Mi scusi
How are you?: Come va?
Train station: Stazione ferroviaria
Where is the bathroom?: Dov’è il bagno?
Do you speak English?: Parla Inglese?
I don’t speak Italian: Non parlo Italiano
The bill, please: Il conto, per favore
I’m sorry: Mi dispiace
Alright: Va bene
Can I have the menu, please?: Potrei avere il menu, per favore?
While you won’t be able to hold more than a basic conversation, these phrases will at least help you ask for directions if you are lost, buy things in the market or communicate what you want at a restaurant.
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