Italian basic conversation (L2)

Here are some Italian sentences that can help you during your fist approach to the language:

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 / A dopo
ah press-toh / ah doh-poh
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…
Piacere / Molto lieto.
pee-ah-cheh-reh / mohl-toh lee-eh-toh
Pleased / Nice to meet you.
Signore, Signora, Signorina
seen-yoh-reh, seen-yoh-rah, seen-yoh-reen-ah
Mister, Misses, Miss
Di dov’è?
dee doh-veh
Where are you from? (formal)
Di dove sei?
dee doh-veh seh-ee
Where are you from? (informal)
Sono di…
soh-noh dee
I am from…
Quanti anni ha?
kwahn-tee ahn-nee ah
How old are you? (formal)
Quanti anni hai?
kwahn-tee ahn-nee ah-ee
How old are you? (informal)Ho venti anni.
oh vehn-tee ahn-nee
I am 20 years old.
Parla italiano?
par-lah ee-tahl-ee-ah-no
Do you speak Italian? (formal)
Parli inglese?
par-lee een-gleh-zeh
Do you speak English? (informal)
Parlo italiano. / Non parlo inglese.
par-lo ee-tahl-ee-ah-no / non par-lo een-gleh-zeh
I speak Italian. / I don’t speak English.
Capisce? / Capisci?
kah-pee-sheh / kah-pee-shee
Do you understand? (formal / informal)
[Non] capisco.
[non] kah-pees-koh
I [don’t] understand.
Non so. / Lo so.
non soh / low soh
I don’t know. / I know.
Può aiutarmi? / Puoi aiutarmi?
pwoh ah-yoo-tar-mee / pwoh-ee ah-yoo-tar-mee
Can you help me? (formal / informal)
Certamente / D’accordo.
cher-tah-mehn-teh / dah-kohr-doh
Sure / OK.
Come?
koh-meh?
What? / Pardon me?
Desidera? / Desideri?
deh-zee-deh-rah / deh-zee-deh-ree
May I help you? (formal / informal)
Come si dice “house” in italiano?
koh-meh see dee-cheh “house” een ee-tah-lee-ah-noh
How do you say “house” in Italian?
Dov’è / Dove sono…?
doh-veh / doh-veh soh-noh
Where is / Where are… ?
Ecco / Eccoli…
eh-koh / eh-koh-lee
Here is / Here are…
C’è / Ci sono…
cheh / chee soh-noh
There is / There are…
Cosa c’è?
koh-zah cheh
What’s the matter? / What’s wrong?
Non importa. / Di niente. / Di nulla.
nohn eem-por-tah / dee nee-ehn-teh / dee noo-lah
It doesn’t matter.
Non m’importa.
nohn meem-por-tah
I don’t care.
Non ti preoccupare.
nohn tee preh-ohk-koo-pah-reh
Don’t worry. (informal)
Ho dimenticato.
oh dee-men-tee-kah-toh
I forgot
Devo andare adesso.
deh-voh ahn-dah-reh ah-des-soh
I have to go now.
Ho fame. / Ho sete.
oh fah-meh / oh seh-teh
I’m hungry. / I’m thirsty.
Ho freddo. / Ho caldo.
oh freh-doh / oh kal-doh
I’m cold. / I’m hot.
Mi annoio.
mee ahn-noh-ee-oh
I’m bored.
Salute!
sah-loo-teh
Bless you!
Congratulazioni!
kohn-grah-tsoo-lah-tsee-oh-nee
Congratulations!
Benvenuti!
behn-veh-noo-tee
Welcome!
Buona fortuna!
bwoh-nah for-too-nah
Good luck!
Tocca a me! / Tocca a te!
tohk-kah ah meh / tohk-kah ah teh
It’s my turn! / It’s your turn! (informal)
Ti amo.
tee ah-moh
I love you. (informal)
Sta zitto! / Stai zitto!
stah tseet-toh / sty tseet-toh
Be quiet / Shut up! (formal / informal)
Va bene!
vah beh-neh
OK!
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