Easiest English Phrases For Italian

Easiest English Phrases For Italian feature words similar to Italian that will enable you to understand what is meant.

Use the spelling and/or sound of each word similar to Italian to help you figure out its meaning.

After single words in English spelled like Italian, a good next step is short phrases of several words similar to Italian.

To keep it easiest these are phrases, but not sentences as in Phrase Books for Travel. Sentences may have too many words to deal with when you are just beginning.

The English version is placed first to get you in the habit of looking for and recognizing English words similar to ones in your own language and deducing what the English words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.

From the key words similar to Italian you should be able to make out the meanings of the other English connecting words that are not similar to Italian. Use the words similar to Italian as clues to the meanings of the other English words.

Try to just get the overall meaning of each phrase without trying to translate each unfamiliar English word. Many are like phrases in Italian that express ideas you have said or heard often before.

These phrases in English are followed by the Italian words that would be a good guess using as clues the English words similar to Italian. So as a result these are rough translations of the English phrases, which may not be the exact meanings, but will be close enough that you could deduce what is meant.

After the English and Italian versions of each phrase is the pronunciation of the English phrase.

The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use on your trip to an English speaking country, you can try to pronounce them, which is not easiest.

Consider each phrase as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. Try to guess what each English phrase means without looking at the rough Italian version. See how far down the list you can get.

[In the following pronunciation guide, only English words pronounced like Italian are included now, enclosed in single quotation marks. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]




access for the disabled -- accesso ai disabili

accessible for the disabled -- accessibile ai disabili

air conditioner -- aria condizionata

allergic to antibiotics -- allergico/a agli antibiotici

allergic to gluten -- allergico/a a il glutine

allergic to penicillin -- allergico/a alla penicillina

another bottle -- un’altra bottiglia

audio guide in English -- audio guida in inglese

auto with air conditioning -- auto con l’aria condizionata

bottle of wine -- bottiglia di vino

bus to Rome -- autobus per Roma

calendar of events -- calendario degli eventi

carafe of wine -- caraffa di vino

certificate of authenticity -- certificato di autenticità

chewing gum -- gomma da masticare

do not disturb -- non disturbare

does not function -- non funziona

first bus -- primo autobus

first class -- prima classe

first train -- primo treno

for all night -- per tutta la notte

for how many persons -- per quante persone

for non-smoking -- per non fumatori

for smoking -- per fumatori

guide in English -- guida in inglese

how far -- quanto dista

how much baggage -- quanti bagagli

information on an excursion -- informazioni su un’escursione

internet café -- Internet caffé -- [‘Internet caffé’]

list of beverages -- lista delle bevande

menu in English -- menù in inglese

messages for me -- messaggi per me

my e-mail -- mia e-mail -- [‘e-mail’]

my number -- mio numero

office of information -- ufficio informazioni

office of information for tourists -- ufficio informazioni turistiche

on vacation -- in vacanza

pack of cigarettes -- pacchetto di sigarette

pair of loafers -- paio di mocassini

pair of sandals -- paio di sandali

park here -- parcheggiare qui

per hour -- per un’ora

per kilometer -- per chilometro

receive a fax -- ricevere un fax -- [‘fax’]

restaurant in the vicinity -- ristorante qui vicino

second class -- seconda classe

table for four -- tavola per quattro

taxi to the airport -- taxi fino all’aeroporto -- [‘taxi’]

toilet for the disabled -- toilette per i disabili

too salty -- troppo salato

travel(er’s) check (cheque) -- travel cheque -- [‘cheque’]

traveler’s checks (cheques) -- travellers cheques -- [‘travellers cheques’]

train to Rome -- treno per Roma

typical of this region -- tipico di questa zona

with air conditioner -- con aria condizionata

with bathroom -- con bagno

your passport -- suo passaporto



In some cases, an English phrase has words in a different order than they would be in Italian, but in spite of this you should be able to understand what the following phrases mean.

In English, adjectives usually precede the nouns they modify, whereas in Italian adjectives often follow the nouns they modify.


airmail -- posta aerea

allergic reaction -- reazione allergica

antiseptic cream -- crema antisettica

automatic camera -- macchina fotografica automatica

baggage carts -- carrelli per i bagagli

botanical garden -- giardino botanico

bus departs -- parte l’autobus

bus station -- stazione degli autobus

by airmail -- per posta aerea

classical music -- musica classica

commercial center -- centro commerciale

contact lens -- lente a contatto

contact lens solution -- soluzione per le lenti contatto

credit card -- carta di credito

credit cards accepted -- si accettano carte di credito

decaf(feinated) coffee -- caffè decaffeinato

digital camera -- macchina fotografica digitale

digital photos -- foto digitali

economy auto -- auto economica

economy class -- classe economica

economy restaurant -- ristorante economico

excess baggage -- bagaglio in eccesso

express bus -- autobus espresso

express package -- pacco espresso

express train -- treno espresso

fax number -- numero di fax -- [‘fax’]

fixed-price menu -- menù a prezzo fixe

folk music -- musica folk -- [‘folk’]

for external use only -- solo per uso esterno -- [‘solo’]

for four nights -- per quattro notti

for one night -- per una notte

for three nights -- per tre notti

guided tours -- visite guidate

guided tours in English -- visite guidate in inglese

imported beer -- birra importata

insect bites -- puntura d’insetto

insect repellent -- repellente per gli insette

international prefix -- prefisso internazionale

international prefix for Canada -- prefisso internazionale per il Canada -- [‘Canada’]

Italian music -- musica italiana

lactose intolerant -- intollerante al lattosio

local beer -- birra locale

local bus -- autobus locale

local train -- treno locale

main plaza -- piazza principale

nature preserve -- riserva naturale

now boarding -- imbarco immediato

number for information -- numero per servizio informazioni

olive oil -- olio d’oliva

opera house -- teatro dell’opera

passport control -- controllo passaporti

pop music -- musica pop -- [‘pop’]

post office -- ufficio postale

prepaid card -- carta prepagata

red wine -- vino rosso

sparkling water -- acqua frizzante

sparkling wine -- vino frizzante

still water -- acqua naturale

train departs -- parte il treno

travel agency -- agenzia di viaggi

upset stomach -- stomaco in disordine

vaginal infection -- infezione vaginale

visiting hours -- orario delle visite

your number -- sua numero



For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest English Sentences for Italian where some of these same phrases appear in easy English sentences.

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