Useful Italian Phrases – Telling the time

Che ora è? – What time is it? Mi scusi, mi può dire che ora è? – Excuse me, what time is it? (formal) Scusa, che ora è? – Excuse me, what time is it? ( informal) Ha mica l’ora? – Do you by any chance have the time? (fairly formal) Certo. Sono le quattro –…

Useful Italian Phrases – Wishes and Special Occasions

Auguri – Best wishes (“well wishes”) Tanti auguri – Best wishes (“many well wishes”) Tanti auguri di buon compleanno – Happy birthay (“many well wishes of happy birthday”) Buon compleanno – Happy birthday Buona fortuna – Good luck In bocca al lupo – Good luck ( “in the mouth of the wolf”) Congratulazioni – Congratulations Buone…

Useful Italian Phrases – Directions

Mi scusi, dov’è la stazione? – Excuse me, where’s the train station? Mi scusi, dov’è il museo? – Excuse me, where’s the musem? Dove? – Where? Dov’è il bagno? – Where’s the bathroom? In fondo al corridoio, a sinistra – Down the hall to the left. Dov’è la fermata dell’autobus? – Where’s the bus stop?…

Useful Italian Phrases – Greetings

Ciao – Hi/Hello Buon giorno – Good morning Buona sera – Good evening Buona notte – Good night Arrivederci – Goodbye (until we meet again) A presto – See you soon A dopo – See you later Come stai? – How are you? (informal, singular) Come state? – How are you? (informal plural AND formal…