Let's start with basic Italian phrases!
Italian phrases for going out
Italian phrases for shopping
Italian phrases for transportation
We have prepared a list of common Italian expressions that will help you have a basic conversation in Italian in no time. Let's dig in!
If you find yourself in Venice it is always polite to say “Hi” every morning because Italian speakers are really sociable. “Good morning” in Italian is "Buongiorno".
Now enjoy being greeted by a native speaker:
But what if it's later in the day and you want to greet someone from Rome? Well, “Good afternoon” in Italian is "Buon pomeriggio".
Now listen to how an Italian speaker would pronounce it:
Let's say your name is Mondly, you are traveling to Rome and meet someone on the street. To introduce yourself you can say "Mi chiamo Mondly" which means "My name is Mondly" in Italian.
Listen to how a person from Milan would pronounce this phrase:
Now that you have introduced yourself, an Italian speaker would respond "Piacere" which means "I'm pleased to meet you" in Italian.
Listen to a native Italian speaker saying that exact sentence to you right now:
At this point, it might be polite to ask the person you are having a conversation with "How are you?" in Italian.
It’s really easy to pronounce. Here's how to say it:
If, on the other hand, an Italian speaker asks you first how are you doing, this is how you can answer politely. Apply the unspoken rule of politeness everywhere you go and many doors shall joyously open in your path.
Here's a native speaker showing you how to say it:
And because you might find yourself in a bar when visiting Italy you might have to learn how to order a beer in Italian.
Let a native Italian speaker show you how it's done:
There are times when what you ordered is out of stock, so a bartender might say "Mi dispiace" which means "I'm sorry" in Italian.
Listen to how it's pronounced:
This is a good way of saying "See you soon" in Italian to a co-worker from Rome that you are probably going to see the next day.
Delight your senses with an Italian speaker saying the phrase:
Let's end with the best way to end a pleasant conversation politely. This is another way of saying "Goodbye" in Italian.
Here's how a person from Italy would pronounce it:
Dov'è il duty-free?: Where is the duty-free shop?
Come faccio ad arrivare a ...?: How do you get to ...?
Ha una cartina della città?: Do you have a city map?
A che ora parte?: What time are you leaving?
Che ne dice delle 11:30?: How about 11:30?
Quant'è lontano il ...?: How far to ...?
Quando parte l'ultimo autobus?: When does the last bus leave?
Come vuole pagare?.: How would you like to pay?
C'è qualche luogo interessante che possiamo visitare?: Are there any interesting sights that we can visit?
Quanto costa?: How much does it cost?
Immersion is one of the most effective ways of learning a new language and not having the means to travel to a Italian-speaking country shouldn’t keep you from experiencing it. Using Mondly, you’ll immerse yourself in Italian from day 1 with real Italian conversations.
Once you learn a few basic sentences in Italian, you will have the knowledge to start your first Italian conversation. That’s why, at Mondly, we’ve created experiences that simulate real-life conversations to get you speaking Italian in no time.
Starting with the basics, we quickly lay a foundation for you to learn more complex Italian phrases and sentences. We gradually build your Italian knowledge so you get fluent faster than you could imagine.
Every language experience should start gradually, from the easiest to the more complex concepts. Starting with the easiest and most common Italian phrases, you will feel confident in your ability to learn a new language. That’s one of the core principles Mondly is built on.
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