Basic phrases in Italian

Listen to basic phrases in Italian http://www.fodors.com/language/italian/

Learn a few basic phrases in Italian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-tumpVPhRQ

Learn Italian (first lesson free) http://www.babbel.com/homepage

Buon giorno
bwon zhor-no
Hello / Good morning/afternoon

 

Buona sera
bwoh-nah seh-rah
Good evening
Buona notte
bwoh-nah noht-teh
Good night
Ciao
chow
Hi / Hello / Bye (informal)

 

Arrivederci
ah-ree-vuh-dehr-chee
Goodbye
ArrivederLa
ah-ree-vuh-dehr-lah
Goodbye (formal)
A più tardi
ah pyoo tar-dee
See you later

 

A presto
ah press-toh
See you soon
A domani
ah doh-mahn-ee
See you tomorrow
Per favore / Per piacere
pehr fah-voh-reh / pehr pee-ah-cheh-reh
Please

 

Grazie (mille)
graht-zee-eh (mee-leh)
Thank you (very much)
Prego
preh-goh
You’re Welcome
Mi dispiace
mee dee-spyah-cheh
Sorry

 

Scusi / Scusa
skoo-zee / skoo-zah
Excuse me (formal / informal)
Andiamo!
on-dee-ah-mo
Let’s go!
Come sta? / Come stai?
koh-meh stah / koh-meh sty
How are you? (formal / informal)

 

Sto bene.
stoh beh-neh
I am fine / well.
Non c’è male.
nohn cheh mah-leh
Not bad.
Abbastanza bene.
ah-bah-stahn-tsah beh-neh
Pretty good.

 

Così così.
koh-zee koh-zee
So so.
Sì / No
see / noh
Yes / No
Come si chiama?
koh-meh see kee-ah-mah
What’s your name? (formal)
Come ti chiami?
koh-meh tee kee-ah-mee
What’s your name? (informal)
Mi chiamo…
mee kee-ah-mo
My name is…
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