English | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

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

General - Conversation

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

General - Complaints

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

General - Swearing

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