Italian | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Kunt u me alstublieft helpen?
Può aiutarmi?
Asking for help
Spreekt u Engels?
Parla inglese?
Asking if a person speaks English
Spreekt u _[taal]_?
Parla _[lingua]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
Ik spreek geen _[taal]_.
Non parlo _[lingua]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
Dat begrijp ik niet.
Non capisco.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Standard greeting
Informal greeting
Buon giorno!
Greeting used in the morning
Buona sera!
Greeting used in the evening
Buona notte!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
Hoe gaat het?
Come va?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Goed, bedankt.
Bene, grazie.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
Hoe heet je?
Come ti chiami?
Asking the other person's name
Mijn naam is___.
Mi chiamo _____.
Telling someone your name
Waar kom je vandaan?
Da dove vieni?
Asking about someone's origin
Ik kom uit___.
Vengo da ____.
Answering about your origin
Hoe oud ben je?
Quanti anni hai?
Asking about someone's age
Ik ben___.
Ho ____ anni.
Answering about your age
Positive reply
Negative reply
Per favore
Filler word to add polite touch
Ecco qui!
Used when giving something to someone
Thanking someone
Heel erg bedankt.
Grazie mille.
Thanking someone very warmly
Graag gedaan.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
Het spijt me.
Mi dispiace.
Apologizing for something
Mi scusi.
Getting the attention of someone
Het is al goed.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Geen probleem.
Nessun problema.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Kijk uit!
Making someone aware of a danger
Ik heb honger.
Ho fame.
Used when feeling hungry
Ik heb dorst.
Ho sete.
Used when feeling thirsty
Ik ben moe.
Sono stanco.
Used when feeling tired
Ik ben ziek.
Mi sento poco bene.
Used when feeling sick
Ik weet het niet.
Non lo so.
You don't know the answer to a question
Leuk om je te ontmoeten.
E' stato un piacere conoscerti.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Tot ziens!
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

Ik wil graag een klacht indienen.
Vorrei fare un reclamo.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Wie is er hier verantwoordelijk?
Chi è il responsabile qui?
Finding out who is responsible
Dit is echt onacceptabel.
E' davvero inammissibile!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
Ik wil mijn geld terug!
Rivoglio indietro i miei soldi!
Asking for a refund
We wachten al meer dan een uur.
Stiamo aspettando da più di un'ora.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

Dit eten smaakt goor!
Questo cibo è una merda!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
Dit drinken smaakt als pis!
Questa bibita sa di piscia!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
Dit is een schijtplek!
Questo posto è un cesso!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
Deze auto is een berg schroot!
Questa macchina è un rottame!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
De bediening is verschrikkelijk!
Il servizio fa cagare!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
Dit is echt afzetterij!
Ci hanno pelato per bene!
Rudely complaining about a high price
Dat is gelul!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
Je bent een stomme idioot!
Sei un cretino!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
Je begrijpt er geen drol van!
Non sai un cazzo!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Lazer op!
Levati dalle palle!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Laten we dit buiten regelen!
Vediamocela fuori!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment