Italian Phrases Need No Translation

Some Italian Phrases Need No Translation because the words similar to English will enable you to understand what is meant.

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

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

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

The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use when you travel to Italy, 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. See how far down the list you can get.

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ITALIAN PHRASES THAT NEED NO TRANSLATION

ITALIAN -- [SAY ITALIAN]

accessibile ai disabili -- [ah-chehs-SEE-bee-leh AH-ee dee-ZAH-bee-lee]

allergico/a agli antibiotici -- [ahl-LEHR-jee-koh/kah AHL-yee ahn-tee-BYOH-tee-chee]

allergico/a alla penicillina -- [ahl-LEHR-jee-koh/kah AHL-lah peh-nee-cheel-LEE-nah]

aria condizionata -- [AH-ryah kohn-dee-tsyoh-NAH-tah]

audio guida in inglese -- [OW-dyoh GWEE-dah een een-GLEH-zeh]

auto con l’aria condizionata -- [OW-toh kohn LAH-ryah kohn-dee-tsyoh-NAH-tah]

bottiglia di vino -- [boht-TEE-lyah dee VEE-noh]

calendario degli eventi -- [kah-lehn-DAH-ryoh DEHL-yee eh-VEHN-tee]

caraffa di vino -- [kah-RAH-fah dee VEE-noh]

certificato di autenticità -- [chehr-tee-fee-KAH-toh dee ow-tehn-tee-chee-TAH]

guida in inglese -- [GWEE-dah een een-GLEH-zeh]

informazioni su un’escursione -- [een-fohr-mah-TSYOH-nee soo oo-neh-skoor-SYOH-neh]

Internet caffé -- [‘internet cafe’]

menù in inglese -- [meh-NOO een een-GLEH-zeh]

messaggi per me -- [mehs-SAH-djee pehr meh]

non disturbare -- [nohn dee-stoor-BAH-reh]

pacchetto di sigarette -- [pahk-KEHT-toh dee see-gah-REHT-teh]

per chilometro -- [pehr kee-LOH-meh-troh]

ricevere un fax -- [ree-CHEH-veh-reh oon ‘fax’]

seconda classe -- [seh-KOHN-dah KLAHS-seh]

toilette per i disabili -- [TWAH-leht pehr ee dee-ZAH-bee-lee]

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DIFFERENT ORDER

Some Italian phrases have words in a different order than they would be in English, but in spite of this you should be able to understand what the following phrases mean.

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

ITALIAN -- ENGLISH -- [SAY ITALIAN]

auto economica -- [OW-toh eh-koh-NOH-mee-koh]

bagaglio in eccesso -- [bah-GAHL-yoh een eh-CHEHS-soh]

caffè decaffeinato -- [kah-FEH deh-kahf-feh-ee-NAH-toh]

carta di credito -- [KAHR-tah dee KREH-dee-toh]

classe economica -- [KLAHS-seh eh-koh-NOH-mee-kah]

controllo passaporti -- [kohn-TROHL-loh pahs-sah-POHR-tee]

crema antisettica -- [KREH-mah AHN-tee-SEHT-tee-kah]

foto digitali -- [FOH-toh dee-jee-TAH-lee]

giardino botanico -- [jyahr-DEE-noh boh-TAH-nee-koh]

imbarco immediato -- [eem-BAHR-koh eem-meh-DYAH-toh]

infezione vaginale -- [een-feh-tsyoh-neh vah-jee-NAH-leh]

musica classica -- [MOO-zee-kah KLAH-see-kah]

musica folk -- [MOO-zee-kah ‘folk’]

musica italiana -- [MOO-zee-kah ee-tah-LYAH-nah]

musica pop -- [MOO-zee-kah ‘pop’]

numero di fax -- [NOO-meh-roh dee ‘fax’]

reazione allergica -- [reh-ah-TSYOH-neh ahl-LEHR-jee-kah]

ristorante economico -- [ree-stoh-RAHN-teh eh-koh-noh-mee-koh]

soluzione per le lenti contatto -- [soh-loo-TSYOH-neh pehr leh LEHN-tee kohn-TAHT-toh]

treno espresso -- [TREH-noh eh-SPREHS-soh]

treno locale -- [TREH-noh loh-KAH-leh]

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FOR AN EASIER VERSION

For an easier version of these phrases -- with English translations -- go to the web page Easiest Italian Phrases, where these same phrases and more appear along with the English translations to help you understand the Italian phrases more easily.

FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE

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

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For an easier version of these phrases -- with English translations -- go to the web page Easiest Italian Phrases.


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


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