Useful Italian Phrases: part two

Welcome to part two of our useful Italian phrases guide. Part one covered Italian phrases for meet and greet and useful phrases for permissions, inquiries and requests. Today we’ll be looking at more common phrases you would need to know before travelling to Italy.

Useful phrases for interacting with hotel staff/ shop keepers/cinema staff etc.

  • Ho una prenotazione (I have a booking)
  • Abbiamo una prenotazione (we have a booking)
  • Vorrei qualcosa da mangiare       (I would like something to eat)
  • Vorrei qualcosa da bere      (I would like something to drink)
  • Sono allergico a…   (I am allergic to…)
  • Accettate carte di credito? (Do you accept credit cards?)
  • Prescrizione / ricetta           (Prescription)
  • Posso pagare al check-out?         (May I pay at check-out?)
  • Il conto, per favore.              (Check please.)
  • C’è la connessione ad internet    (Is there internet connection)
  • Quanto costa?       (How much does it cost?)
  • Quanto costa questo? (How much does this cost?)

Important places and directions

 Polizia / Carabinieri  Police
 Taxi  Taxi
 Fermata dell’autobus  Bus stop
 Aeroporto  Airport
 Stazione  Train station
 Farmacia  Pharmacy
 Medico  Doctor
 Albergo / Hotel  Hotel
Dolore  Pain
Vesciche  Blisters
 Supermercato  Food store
 Negozio  Shop
 Ospedale  Hospital
 Pronto soccorso  Emergency room
 Museo  Museum
 Biglietteria  Ticket desk
 Guida turistica  Guidebook
 Visita guidata  Guided tour
 Orario di apertura  Opening time
 Spingere  Push (a door)
 Tirare  Pull (a door)
Dove posso lasciare la mia borsa?   Where can..leave..bag?
 Vai via!   Go away!
 Nord  North
 Sud   South
  Est  East
  Ovest   West

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