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.]
EASIEST ENGLISH PHRASES
ENGLISH -- ITALIAN -- [SAY ITALIAN]
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