Travelling to a new country always comes with a few hurdles, but they can be avoided with a right guide. However, if you are planning to travel to Italy then you might need to consider that Italians do not speak English frequently it can be problematic as they usually speak Italian, French or Spanish.
Learning a new language is always fun but it takes its course and time. Holiday travelling doesn’t really give that long margin to learn the whole new set of language from scratch. But, you can learn a few useful Italian phrases before going to Italy. So, you can communicate on a basic level.
Below, we have listed down some useful Italian phrases:
Useful phrases for meet and greet
|Parla Inglese?||Do you speak English?|
|Prego||You are welcome|
|Per favore – Per Piacere||Please|
|Buon Giorno||Good Morning – Good Afternoon|
|Buona Sera||Good Evening|
|Buona Notte||Good Night|
|Come sta? (singular)||How are you?|
|Come state? (plural)||How are you?|
|Mi scusi / Scusi||Excuse|
|Ciao||Hello / Goodbye|
Useful phrases for permissions/ inquiries/requests
|Quanto costa?||How much does it cost?|
|Dov’è ….?||Where is …?|
|Dove si trova… l’ambasciata?||Where is the … Embassy?|
|Posso fare fotografie?||May I take photos?|
|Dove posso trovare un…/||Where can I find a…|
Do you want to learn Italian? Then a language holiday in Italy could be just what you are looking for! You can find more about our Italian language holidays and read an interview with our Italian language teacher here. And make sure to come back for the second part of our useful Italian phrases next week.