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General - Essentials

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

General - Conversation

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

General - Complaints

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

General - Swearing

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