Words you should learn if you are going to travel to Italy

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Yes, the most international language is English and with it you can go anywhere in the world. However, the best thing you can do when you go to visit a country is to learn some essential words of the official language, such as Italian when you travel to Italy.

In this article you will find a small list of those that I consider to be essential to move freely in the country of pasta and pizza.

The most important words

- Hello: Ciao (Chao)
- Goodbye: Arrivederci (Arrivederchi)
- Good morning: Buon giorno (Buon yorno)
- Good afternoon: Buon pomeriggio (Buon pomeriyio)
- Good evening: Buona notte (Buona note)
- Until tomorrow: A domani (A domani)
- How are you ?: Come stai? (How are you?)
- Enchanted: Placere (piatchere)
- Please: Per favo (Per favo)
- Thanks: Grazie (Gratsie)
- You're welcome: Prego (Prego)
- Excuse me sir / madam / miss: Mi scusi signor / Signora / Signorina


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The words you use to communicate

- Can you help me please ?: Potete per favo aiutarmi? (Can you please help me?)
- Do you speak Spanish ?: Parli spagnolo? (Spanish parli?)
- I don't speak Italian: Non parlo italiano (non parlo italiano)
- I don't understand: Non capisco
- Could you speak more slowly ?: Parli più slowly, per favo (parli piu slowly, per favo)

The words you will use in a restaurant

- I would like ...: Vorrei ... (Vorrei ...)
- Meat: Meat (Meat)
- Fruit and vegetables: Frutta e verdura (Frutta e verdura)
- Beer: Birra (Birra)
- White wine: White wine (White wine)
- Red wine: Rosso wine (Rosso wine)
- Salt: Sale (Sale)
- Pepper: Pepe (Pepe)
- Fish: Pesce (Pesche)
- Bread: Pane (Pane)
- The account, please: Il conto, per favo (Il conto, per favo)


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Words that can come out in a conversation

- How are you ?: Come stai? (How are you?)
- Okay, thanks: Bene, grazie (Bene, gratsie)
- What's your name ?: Come ti chiami? (Eat you kiami?)
- My name is ...: Mi chiamo (My kiamo)
- Where do you come from ?: Da dove vieni? (Da dove vieni?)
- I come from ...: I come da ... (I come da ...)

Words NOT TO MISS

- Where is the airport / hotel / beach located ?: Dove si trova l’aeroporto / l’albergo / la spiaggia?
- Left, right: Sinistra, destra
- Continue straight: Continue dritto
- Could you help me find this place ... ?: Potete aiutarmi a trovare que posto?
- Where is a hospital ?: Dove si trova an ospedale?
- Where can I find ... ?: Dove posso trovare ...?
- Where can I find a shopping center ?: Dove posso trovare un centro commerciale?
- What time is it ?: A che ora è (A que ora e)

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