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15 Useful Italian Phrases For Beginners

15 Useful Italian Phrases For Beginners

15 Useful Italian Phrases For Beginners 

Ciao! Have just started learning Italian?

Awesome! Italian is a great language and you will have lots of fun studying it!

Here are some very useful Italian phrases that you can learn if you are a beginner.

Italian Phrases For Greetings

So, every conversation starts with a greeting, right? And since it's very important to make a good first impression a good start is to learn some phrases for greetings:

1. Buongiorno, mi chiamo Melissa. - Hello/Good morning my name is Melissa. 

2. Ciao, sono l'amica di Francesco, piacere! - Hi, I am Francesco's friend, nice ti meet you! 

NB: 'piacere' is used for saying 'nice to meet you', you can also say 'piacere di conoscerti' -  'nice to meet you'. 

3. Non parlo molto bene l'italiano. - I don't speak very well Italian. 

4. Parla l'inglese? - Do you speak English?

Italian Phrases For Asking Information

1. Mi scusi, dove si trova la fermata dell'autobus? - Excuse me, where is the bus the stop?

2. Sto cercando una farmacia, mi può dire dove si trova? - I am looking for a pharmacy, can you tell me where there is one? 

3. Mi sa dire dov'è la stazione centrale? - Can you tell me where is central train station?

Italian Phrases For Booking A Hotel Room

Normally, receptionists in Italy will speak a little bit of English, especially if you are staying in a hotel but if you are planning on staying at a local bed and breakfast the chances are pretty high that the owners will speak Italian only.  

1. Vorrei prenotare una stanza doppia per cinque notti. - I would like to book a double room for five nights. 

2. Quanto costano le stanze matrimoniali a notte? - How much are the double rooms per night?

3. La colazione è inclusa nel prezzo della camera? - Is breakfast included in price of the room?

4. C'è anche il parcheggio per la macchina? - Is there also a parking for the car?

Italian Phrases For Ordering At The Restaurant

We all love pasta & pizzadon't we? So wouldn't it be great to be able to order some in Italian?

1. Scusa, possiamo ordinare? - Sorry, can we order?

2. Vorrei ordinare una bottiglia di vino bianco, quale mi consiglia? - I would like to order a bottle of white wine, which one would you recommend?

3. Ci può portare del pane, per favore? - Would you bring us some bread, please?

4. Possiamo pagare con la carta di credito? - Can we pay with a credit card?

I hope you will find these phrases useful!

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