Italian Phrases (Common Expressions)

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This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Italian. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Italian Classes.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Italian

Phrases Italian Audio
How are you? (informal)Come stai?
How are you? (formal)Come sta?
What's up? (colloquial) Che c'è di nuovo?
I'm fine, thank you!Sto bene, grazie!
Good morning!Buon giorno!
Good afternoon!Buon pomeriggio!
Good evening!Buona sera!
And you? (informal)E tu?
And you? (formal)E Lei?
We speak two languagesNoi parliamo 2 lingue
They speak four languagesLoro parlano 4 lingue
I visited one countryIo ho visitato una nazione
She visited three countriesLei ha visitato 3 paesi
She has one sisterLei ha una sorella
He has two sistersLui ha due sorelle
Do you like it here?Ti trovi bene qui?
See you later!Arrivederci!
Thank you very much!Grazie mille!
I really like it!Mio piace molto!
Thank you!Grazie!
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")Non c'è di che!
Have a nice day!Buona giornata!
Good night!Buona notte!
Have a good trip!Buon viaggio!
It was nice talking to you!Mi ha fatto piacere incontrarti!
Am I right or wrong?Ho ragione o torto?
Is he younger or older than you?è più giovane di te o più vecchio?
Is the test easy or difficult?Questo test è facile o difficile?
Is this book new or old?Questo libro è nuovo o vecchio?
This is so expensiveQuesto è molto costoso

More Sentences

English Italian Audio
I don't speak KoreanNon parlo coreano
I love the Japanese languageMi piace molto il giapponese
I speak ItalianParlo italiano
I want to learn SpanishVoglio imparare lo spagnolo
My mother tongue is GermanLa mia madrelingua è il tedesco
Spanish is easy to learnLo spagnolo è facile da imparare
He has a Moroccan rugHa un tappeto marocchino
I have an American carHo una macchina americana
I love French cheeseAdoro il formaggio francese
I'm ItalianIo sono italiano (m.); Io sono italiana (f.)
My father is GreekMio padre è greco
My wife is KoreanMia moglie è coreana
Have you ever been to India?Sei mai stato in India? (informal); è mai stato in India (formal)
I came from SpainVengo dalla Spagna
I live in AmericaVivo in America
I want to go to GermanyVoglio andare in Germania
I was born in ItalySono nato in Italia
Japan is a beautiful countryIl Giappone è un bel paese
Long time no seeè un po' che non ci si vede
I missed youMi sei mancato (m.); Mi sei mancata (f.)
What's new?Che novità ci sono?
Nothing newNiente di nuovo
Make yourself at home!Fai come se fossi a casa tua
Have a good tripBuon viaggio
Can I practice Italian with you?Posso fare pratica di italiano con voi?
I speak French but with an accentParlo francese, ma si sente l'accento
I was born in MiamiSono nato a Miami
I'm from JapanVengo dal Giappone
The letter is inside the bookLa lettera è nel libro
The pen is under the deskla penna è sotto la scrivania
Can I help you?Ha bisogno di aiuto?
Can you help me?Può aiutarmi?
Can you show me?Puoi farmi vedere?
Come with me!Vieni con me
Downtown (city center)In centro
Excuse me! (to ask someone)Mi scusi
Go straightProcedi dritto
How can I get to the museum? Come posso arrivare al museo?
How long does it take to get there?Quanto ci vuole ad arrivarci
I'm lostMi sono perso
I'm not from hereNon sono del luogo
It's far from hereè lontano da qui
It's near hereè qui vicino
One moment please!Aspetta un attimo, per favore
Turn leftGira a sinistra
Turn rightGira a destra


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Here are the rest of the Italian phrases: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Italian homepage.

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