Dutch | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Può aiutarmi?
Kunt u me alstublieft helpen?
Asking for help
Parla inglese?
Spreekt u Engels?
Asking if a person speaks English
Parla _[lingua]_?
Spreekt u _[taal]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
Non parlo _[lingua]_.
Ik spreek geen _[taal]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
Non capisco.
Dat begrijp ik niet.
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
Come va?
Hoe gaat het?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Bene, grazie.
Goed, bedankt.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
Come ti chiami?
Hoe heet je?
Asking the other person's name
Mi chiamo _____.
Mijn naam is___.
Telling someone your name
Da dove vieni?
Waar kom je vandaan?
Asking about someone's origin
Vengo da ____.
Ik kom uit___.
Answering about your origin
Quanti anni hai?
Hoe oud ben je?
Asking about someone's age
Ho ____ anni.
Ik ben___.
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
Grazie mille.
Heel erg bedankt.
Thanking someone very warmly
Graag gedaan.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
Mi dispiace.
Het spijt me.
Apologizing for something
Mi scusi.
Getting the attention of someone
Het is al goed.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Nessun problema.
Geen probleem.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Kijk uit!
Making someone aware of a danger
Ho fame.
Ik heb honger.
Used when feeling hungry
Ho sete.
Ik heb dorst.
Used when feeling thirsty
Sono stanco.
Ik ben moe.
Used when feeling tired
Mi sento poco bene.
Ik ben ziek.
Used when feeling sick
Non lo so.
Ik weet het niet.
You don't know the answer to a question
E' stato un piacere conoscerti.
Leuk om je te ontmoeten.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Tot ziens!
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

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

General - Swearing

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