Basic Italian dictionary for your holiday in Italy

Nowadays in Italy it’s quite common to find people speaking English especially in touristic cities, but not everywhere.

Just to satisfy  your curiosity about our beautiful Italian language, here we try to give a small basic italian dictionary.

For example the day of the week:

Monday Lunedì
Tuesday Martedì
Wednesday Mercoledi
Thursday Giovedì
Friday Venerdì
Saturday Sabato
Sunday Domenica


The months of the year:

January Gennaio
February Febbraio
March Marzo
April Aprile
May Maggio
June Giugno
July Luglio
August Agosto
September Settembre
October Ottobre
November Novembre
December Dicembre


Then some general words and phrases that could be useful in a conversation:

Yes Si
No No
You Tu / Lei
I Io
Please Per favore
Thank you Grazie
Thank you very much Grazie tante
Pleased/You're Welcome Prego Or Non c'è di che
Sorry/Excuse me Mi dispiace, Scusa, Scusi
Good luck Buona fortuna
How many? Quanti?
How much? Quanto?
I am Io sono
Really/Truly Davvero
Let's go Andiamo
Very good/Good, congratulations Bravo, complimenti
What is this? Che cos'è questo?
Where is it?/Where? Dov'è?
You are very kind Sei molto gentile
What is your name Come ti chiami??
My name is... Mi chiamo ...
Hello/Hi Ciao, Salve
Good morning/Good day Buon giorno
Good afternoon Buon pomeriggio
Good evening Buona sera
Good night Buona notte
Goodbye Arrivederci
How Are You ? Come Stai ?
I don’t understand Non capisco
I don’t speak Italian Non parlo italiano
Do you speak English? Parla inglese?
Speak slowly, please Parli piano, per favore
Repeat, please Ripeta, per favore
Where is the bus stop? Dov’è la fermata del bus?
Where is the train station Dov’è la stazione ferroviaria / la stazione dei treni?
Where is the bathroom? Dov’è la toilette?


I hope you can find useful our mini-dictionary and we will soon improve it with other interesting words and phrases…

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