Italian | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Can you help me, please?
Può aiutarmi?
Asking for help
Do you speak English?
Parla inglese?
Asking if a person speaks English
Do you speak _[language]_?
Parla _[lingua]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
I don't speak_[language]_.
Non parlo _[lingua]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
I don't understand.
Non capisco.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Standard greeting
Informal greeting
Good Morning!
Buon giorno!
Greeting used in the morning
Good Evening!
Buona sera!
Greeting used in the evening
Good Night!
Buona notte!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
How are you?
Come va?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Good, thank you.
Bene, grazie.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
What’s your name?
Come ti chiami?
Asking the other person's name
My name is ___.
Mi chiamo _____.
Telling someone your name
Where are you from?
Da dove vieni?
Asking about someone's origin
I am from___.
Vengo da ____.
Answering about your origin
How old are you?
Quanti anni hai?
Asking about someone's age
I am___years old.
Ho ____ anni.
Answering about your age
Positive reply
Negative reply
Per favore
Filler word to add polite touch
Here you go!
Ecco qui!
Used when giving something to someone
Thank you.
Thanking someone
Thank you very much.
Grazie mille.
Thanking someone very warmly
You're welcome.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
I am sorry.
Mi dispiace.
Apologizing for something
Excuse me.
Mi scusi.
Getting the attention of someone
It's OK.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
No problem.
Nessun problema.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Watch out!
Making someone aware of a danger
I am hungry.
Ho fame.
Used when feeling hungry
I am thirsty.
Ho sete.
Used when feeling thirsty
I am tired.
Sono stanco.
Used when feeling tired
I am sick.
Mi sento poco bene.
Used when feeling sick
I don't know.
Non lo so.
You don't know the answer to a question
It was nice meeting you.
E' stato un piacere conoscerti.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

I would like to make a complaint.
Vorrei fare un reclamo.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Who is in charge here?
Chi è il responsabile qui?
Finding out who is responsible
This is totally unacceptable!
E' davvero inammissibile!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
I want my money back!
Rivoglio indietro i miei soldi!
Asking for a refund
We have been waiting for over an hour.
Stiamo aspettando da più di un'ora.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

This food tastes like crap!
Questo cibo è una merda!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
This drink tastes like piss!
Questa bibita sa di piscia!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
This place is a shithole!
Questo posto è un cesso!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
This car is a wreck!
Questa macchina è un rottame!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
The service sucks!
Il servizio fa cagare!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
This is a total rip-off!
Ci hanno pelato per bene!
Rudely complaining about a high price
That is bullshit!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
You are a stupid moron!
Sei un cretino!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
You don't know shit!
Non sai un cazzo!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Piss off!
Levati dalle palle!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Let's settle this outside!
Vediamocela fuori!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment