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Talk the Talk: Italian

In our series ‘Talk the Talk’ we cover the basic phrases you’ll need to be able to speak when traveling to another country. We’ve laid out some fundamental Italian words and phrases, along with the phonetic pronunciation.

1. Yes/No
Sì / No
Pronounced: see/noh

2. How are you?
Come sta
Pronounced: koh-meh stah

3. Hello/good morning/afternoon + evening
Buongiorno/Buonasera
Pronounced: bwohn-johr-noh/bwoh-nah-seh-rah

4. Goodbye
Arrivederci
Pronounced: ahr-ree-veh-dehr-chee

5. Thank you
Grazie
Pronounced: graht-zee-eh

6. Excuse me
Mi scusi
Pronounced: mee skooh-zee

7. Do you speak English?
Parla inglese?
Pronounced: pahr-lah een-gleh-zeh?

8. I’m sorry.
Mi dispiace
Pronounced: mee dees-pyah-cheh

9. Where is…?
Dove…?
Pronounced: doh-veh

10. How much?
Quanto?
Pronounced: kwanh-toh

11. Where is the bathroom?
Scusi, dov’è il bagno?
Pronounced: skooh-zee doh-veh eel bahn-yoh

12. I need a doctor.
Ho bisogno di un medico.
Pronounced: oh bee-zoh-nyoh dee oohn meh-dee-koh

13. I don’t understand
Non capisco
Pronounced: non ka-peesk-koh

14. How do you say ___ in Italian?
Come si dice ____ in italiano?
Pronounced: koh-me see dee-cheh ___ een ee-tah-lee-ah-noh

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