Italian Phrases

This page contains a table including the following: Italian phrases, expressions and words in Italian, conversation and idioms, Italian greetings, and survival phrases. It also helps if you simply want to know what to say when chatting in Italian!

Most of the sentences below are used for everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them.

If you don't know how to say a word then check our alphabet in Italian which can be found on the menu above to get some help.

Italian Phrases


    

English Phrases Italian Phrases
 
English Greetings Italian Greetings:
Hi! Ciao! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good morning! Buongiorno! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good evening! Buona sera! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Welcome! (to greet someone) Benvenuto!/ Benvenuta! (female) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How are you? Come stai?/ Come state (polite)? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm fine, thanks! Bene, grazie! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
And you? e tu? e lei? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good/ So-So. Bene/ così e così. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Thank you (very much)! Grazie! / (Molte grazie)! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You're welcome! (for "thank you") Prego! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hey! Friend! Ciao! Amico! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I missed you so much! Mi sei mancato molto! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's new? Cosa c'è di nuovo? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nothing much Non molto Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good night! Buona notte! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
See you later! A dopo Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good bye! Arrivederci! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Asking for Help and Directions
I'm lost Mi sono perso/ persa (feminine) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can I help you? Posso aiutarti?/ posso aiutarla (polite)? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can you help me? Potresti aiutarmi?/ potrebbe aiutarmi? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Dove posso trovare (il bagno/ la farmacia?) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Go straight! then turn left/ right! Vada dritto! e poi giri a destra/ sinistra! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm looking for john. Sto cercando John. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
One moment please! Un momento prego! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hold on please! (phone) Attenda prego! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How much is this? Quanto costa questo? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something) Scusami!/ Mi scusi! (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Excuse me! ( to pass by) Permesso Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Come with me! Vieni con me!/ Venga con me! (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example


    

How to Introduce Yourself
 
Do you speak (English/ Italian)? Parli (inglese/italiano)?/ Parla (inglese/italiano)? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Just a little. Solo un po'. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's your name? Quale è il suo nome? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
My name is ... Mi chiamo ... Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Signor …/ Signora …/ Signorina Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nice to meet you! è un piacere conoscerti!/ è un piacere conoscerla (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You're very kind! Sei molto gentile!/ lei è molto gentile (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where are you from? Di dove sei?/ Di dove è? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm from (the U.S/ Italy) Sono (statunitense, italiano). Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm (American) Sono americano. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where do you live? Dove vivi?/ Dove vive? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I live in (the U.S/ Italy) Vivo (negli stati uniti / in Italia) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Did you like it here? ti piace qui? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Italy is a wonderful country L'italia è un paese meraviglioso. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What do you do for a living? cosa fai per vivere? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I work as a (translator/ businessman) Lavoro come (traduttore/ uomo d'affari) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I like Italian Mi piace l'italiano. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I've been learning Italian for 1 month Sto imparando l'italiano da un mese. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Oh! That's good! Grande! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How old are you? Quanti anni hai? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. Ho (venti, trenta …) anni. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I have to go Devo andare Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I will be right back! Torno subito! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Wish Someone Something
Good luck! Buona fortuna! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Happy birthday! Buon compleanno! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Happy new year! Felice anno nuovo! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Merry Christmas! Buon natale! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Congratulations! Congratulazioni! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Enjoy! (for meals...) Buon appetito! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'd like to visit Italy one day Mi piacerebbe visitare l'Italia un giorno di questi! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Say hi to John for me Saluta John da parte mia! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Bless you (when sneezing) Salute! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good night and sweet dreams! Buona notte e sogni d'oro! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Solving a Misunderstanding
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) Mi scusi? / Prego ? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Sorry (for a mistake) Scusami!/ Mi scusi! (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
No Problem! Non c'è problema! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can You Say It Again? Potresti ripetere per favore?/ Potrebbe ripetere per favore? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can You Speak Slowly? Puoi parlare lentamente? Potrebbe parlare lentamente? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Write It Down Please! Scrivilo per favore!/ Lo scriva per favore (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Don't Understand! Non capisco! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Don't Know! Non lo so! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Have No Idea. Non ne ho idea! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's That Called In Italian? Come si chiama quella cosa in italiano? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What Does "gatto" Mean In English? Cosa significa "scusami" in inglese? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How Do You Say "Please" In Italian? Come dite “please” in italiano? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What Is This? Cos'è questa cosa? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
My Italian is bad. il mio italiano è orribile. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I need to practice my Italian ho bisogno di fare pratica con il mio italiano Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Don't worry! non ti preoccupare ! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Italian Expressions and Words
Good/ Bad/ So-So. Buono/ Cattivo/ Così e così Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Big/ Small Grande/ Piccolo Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Today/ Now Oggi/ Adesso Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Tomorrow/ Yesterday Domani/ ieri Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Yes/ No Si/ No Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Here you go! (when giving something) Eccolo! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Do you like it? Ti piace? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I really like it! Mi piace davvero. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm hungry/ thirsty. Sono Affamato/ Assetato. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night. Di mattina/ Di sera/ Di notte.
(also Stamattina/ Stasera = this ~)
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This/ That. Here/There Questo/ Quello. Qui/ Li. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Me/ You. Him/ Her. io/ tu, voi (you polite). Lui/ Lei Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Really! Davvero! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Look! Guarda! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hurry up! Sbrigati! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What? Where? Cosa? Dove? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What time is it? Che ore sono? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm. Sono le dieci in punto. Le sette e trenta Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Give me this! Dammi questo! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I love you! Ti amo!/ Ti voglio bene! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I feel sick. Mi sento male! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I need a doctor Ho bisogno di un dottore! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
One, Two, Three Uno, Due, Tre. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Four, Five, Six Quattro, Cinque, Sei. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten Sette, Otto, Nove, Dieci. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Italian phrases, expressions and words. Make sure to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. If you want to practice what you have learnt here, go to Language Test.