Italian | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Μπορείτε να με βοηθήσετε; (Borίte na me voithίsete?)
Può aiutarmi?
Asking for help
Μιλάτε αγγλικά; (Miláte agliká?)
Parla inglese?
Asking if a person speaks English
Μιλάς _[γλώσσα]_; (Milás _[glóssa]_?)
Parla _[lingua]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
Δεν μιλώ _[γλώσσα]_. (Den miló _[glóssa]_.)
Non parlo _[lingua]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
Δεν καταλαβαίνω. (Den katalabéno.)
Non capisco.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Γεια σου! (Ya su!)
Salve!
Standard greeting
Γεια! (Ya!)
Ciao!
Informal greeting
Καλημέρα! (Kaliméra)
Buon giorno!
Greeting used in the morning
Καλησπέρα! (Kalispéra!)
Buona sera!
Greeting used in the evening
Καληνύχτα! (Kaliníhta!)
Buona notte!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
Τι κάνεις; (Ti kánis?)
Come va?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Καλά, ευχαριστώ. (Kalá, efharstó.)
Bene, grazie.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
Πώς σε λένε; (Pos se léne?)
Come ti chiami?
Asking the other person's name
Το όνομα μου είναι ___. (To ónoma mu íne ___.)
Mi chiamo _____.
Telling someone your name
Από που είσαι; (Apó pu íse?)
Da dove vieni?
Asking about someone's origin
Είμαι από ___. (Íme apó ___.)
Vengo da ____.
Answering about your origin
Πόσων χρονών είσαι; (Póson hronón íse?)
Quanti anni hai?
Asking about someone's age
Είμαι ___ χρονών. (Íme ___ hronón.)
Ho ____ anni.
Answering about your age
Ναι (Ne)
Si
Positive reply
Όχι (Óchi)
No
Negative reply
Παρακαλώ (Parakaló)
Per favore
Filler word to add polite touch
Ορίστε! (Oríste!)
Ecco qui!
Used when giving something to someone
Ευχαριστώ. (Efharistó.)
Grazie.
Thanking someone
Ευχαριστώ πολύ. (Efharistó polí.)
Grazie mille.
Thanking someone very warmly
Παρακαλώ. (Parakaló.)
Prego.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
Συγνώμη. (Signómi.)
Mi dispiace.
Apologizing for something
Με συγχωρείτε. (Me sighoríte.)
Mi scusi.
Getting the attention of someone
Δεν είναι τίποτα. (Den íne típota.)
Niente.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Κανένα πρόβλημα. (Kanéna próvlima.)
Nessun problema.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Προσοχή! (Prosohí!)
Attenzione!
Making someone aware of a danger
Πεινώ. (Pinó.)
Ho fame.
Used when feeling hungry
Διψώ. (Dipsó.)
Ho sete.
Used when feeling thirsty
Είμαι κουρασμένος/η. (Íme kurasménos/i.)
Sono stanco.
Used when feeling tired
Είμαι άρρωστος/η. (Íme árostos/i.)
Mi sento poco bene.
Used when feeling sick
Δεν ξέρω. (Den xéro.)
Non lo so.
You don't know the answer to a question
Χάρηκα για την γνωριμία. (Xárika ya tin gnorimía.)
E' stato un piacere conoscerti.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Αντίο! (Adío!)
Arrivederci!
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

Θα ήθελα να κάνω ένα παράπονο. (Tha íthela na káno éna parápono.)
Vorrei fare un reclamo.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Ποιος είναι ο υπεύθυνος εδώ; (Pios íne o ipéfthinos edó?)
Chi è il responsabile qui?
Finding out who is responsible
Αυτό είναι απολύτως απαράδεκτο! (Aftó íne apolítos aparádekto!)
E' davvero inammissibile!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
Θέλω τα λεφτά μου πίσω! (Thélo ta leftá mu píso!)
Rivoglio indietro i miei soldi!
Asking for a refund
Περιμένουμε εδώ και μια ώρα. (Periménume edó ke mia óra.)
Stiamo aspettando da più di un'ora.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

Αυτό το φαγητό είναι χάλια! (Avtó to fagitó íne hália!)
Questo cibo è una merda!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
Αυτό το ποτό είναι χάλια! (Avtó to potó íne hália!)
Questa bibita sa di piscia!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
Αυτό το μέρος είναι χάλια! (Avtó to meros íne hália!)
Questo posto è un cesso!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
Αυτό το αυτοκίνητο είναι χάλια! (Avtó to aftokínito íne hália!)
Questa macchina è un rottame!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
Η εξυπηρέτηση είναι χάλια! (I exipirétisi íne háya!)
Il servizio fa cagare!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
Είναι απόλυτη κλεψιά! (Íne apóliti klepsiá)
Ci hanno pelato per bene!
Rudely complaining about a high price
Τι μαλακίες είναι αυτές! (Ti malakíes íne aftés!)
Cazzate!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
Είσαι ένας βλάκας ηλίθιος! (Íse énas vlákas ilíthios!)
Sei un cretino!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
Δεν καταλαβαίνεις θεό! (Den katalavénis theó!)
Non sai un cazzo!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Άντε χάσου! (Ánte hasou!)
Levati dalle palle!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Για έλα να το κανονίσουμε έξω! (Ya éla na to kanonísume éxo!)
Vediamocela fuori!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment