Easy Italian Phrase Book: 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use

Easy Italian Phrase Book: 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use

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ISBN-13: 9780486280851
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 05/26/1994
Series: Dover Language Guides Italian
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 401,706
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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Easy Italian Phrase Book

770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use


By Dover Publications

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1994 Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-11460-6



CHAPTER 1

SOCIAL CONVERSATION


I. Good morning.

Buon giorno.

bwawn JOHR-no

2. Good evening.

Buona sera.

BWAW-nah SAY-rah.

3. Good night.

Buona notte.

BWAW-nah NAWT-tay.

4. Hello.

Ciao.

CHYAHIO.

5. Goodbye.

Addio.

ahd-DEE-o.

6. I'll be seeing you.

Arrivederci.

ahr-ree-vay-DAYR-chee.

7. I'll see you later.

A più tardi.

ah pyoo TAHR-dee.

8. So long.

Ciao.

CHYAHIO.

9. I wish to make an appointment with Mr. Silvi.

Vorrei fare un appuntamento col signor Silvi.

vohr-REH Lee FAH ray oon ahp-poon-tah-MAYN toh kohl see-NYOHR SEEL-vee.

10. May I introduce [Mr.] Mrs., Miss Silvi?

Posso presentarle [il signor] la signora, la signorina Silvi?

PAWS-so pray-zayn-TAHR-lay [eel see-NYOHR] lah see-NYOH-rah, lah see nyoh-REE-nah SEEL-vee?

11.—— my wife.

mia moglie.

MEE-ah MO-lyay.

12.—— my husband.

mio marito.

MEE-o mah-REE-toh.

13.—— my mother.

mia madre.

MEE-ah MAH-dray.

14.——— my father.

mio padre.

MEE-o PAH-dray.

15.—— my daughter.

mia figlia.

MEE-ah FEE-lyah.

16.—— my son.

mio figlio.

MEE-o FEE-lyoh.

17.—— my friend.

il mio amico (masc.).

eel MEE-o ah-MEE-ko.

18.—— my sister.

mia sorella.

MEE-ah so-REL-lah.

19.—— my brother.

mio fratello.

MEE-o frah-TEL-lo.

20.—— my children.

i miei bambini.

ee mee-EH lee bahm-BEE-nee.

21. I am glad to meet you.

Piacere di fare la sua conoscenza.

pyah-CHAY-ray dee FAH-ray lah SOO-ah ko-no-SHEN-tsah.

22. How are you?

Come sta?

KO-may stah?

23. Very well, thanks. And you?

Molto bene, grazie. E Lei?

MOHL-toh BEH-nay, GRAH-tsyay. ay LEH lee?

24. How are things?

Come va?

KO-may vah?

25. All right.

Bene.

BEH-nay.

26. So, so.

Così, così.

ko-ZEE,ko-ZEE.

27. How is your family?

Come sta la sua famiglia?

KO-may stah lah SOO-ah fah-MEE-lyah?

28. Make yourself comfortable.

Si accomodi, prego.

see ahk-KAW mo-dee, PREH-go.

29. I have enjoyed myself very much.

Mi sono divertito molto.

mee SO-no dee-vayr-TEE-toh MOHL-toh.

30. Give my regards to your aunt and uncle.

Mi saluti sua zia e suo zio.

mee sah-LOO-tee SOO-ah TSEE-ah ay SOO-o TSEE-o.

31. Come to see us soon.

Venga a trovarci presto.

VEN-gah ah tro-VAHR-chee PREH-sto.

32. What are you doing tonight?

Che cosa farà stasera?

kay KAW-sah fah-RAH stah-SAY rah?

33. When may I see you again?

Quando posso rivederla?

KWAHN-doh PAWS- so ree-vay-DAYR-lah?

34. I like you (fem.) very much.

Lei mi èmolto simpatica.

LEH lee mee eh MOHL-toh seem-PAH-tee-kah.

35. Give me your address and telephone number.

Mi dia il suo indirizzo e il numero del telefono.

mee DEE-ah eel SOO-o een-dee-REET-tso ay eel NOO- may-ro dayl tay-LEH-fo- no.

36. Congratulations.

Congratulazioni.

kohn-grah-too-lah- TSYOH-nee.

37.

Happy birthday.

Buon compleanno.

bwawn kohm-play-AHN-no.

38.

Happy New Year.

Buon anno.

bwawn AHN-no.

39.

Merry Christmas.

Buon Natale.

bwawn nah-TAH-lay.


YOURSELF

40. My name is John.

Mi chiamo Giovanni.

mee KYAH-mo jo-VANN nee.

41. I am thirty-two years old.

Ho trentadue anni.

aw trayn-tah-DOO-ay AHN-nee.

42. I am an American citizen.

Sono cittadino americano.

SO-no cheet-tah-DEE-no ah-may-ree-KAH-no.

43. My mailing address is 920 Broadway.

Il mio recapito è (novecento venti) Broadway.

eel MEE-o ray-KAH-pee-toh eh naw-vay-CHEN-toh VAYN-tee Broadway.

44. I am [a student] (masc.).

Sono [uno studente].

SO-no [OO-no stoo-DEN-tay].

45.—— a teacher.

insegnante.

een-say-NYAHN-tay.

46.—— a business man.

commerciante.

kohm-mayr-CH?AHN-tay.

47. I am a friend of Mr. Silvi.

Sono un amico del signor Silvi.

SO-no oon ah-MEE-ko dayl see-NYOHR SEEL-vee.

48. I am here on [business].

Sono qui [per affari].

SO-no kwee [payr ahf-FAH-ree].

49.—— vacation.

in vacanze.

een vah-KAHN-tsay.

50. We are traveling to Bologna.

51. I am [warm].

Andiamo a Bologna. Ho [caldo].

ahn-DYAH-mo ah bo-LO-nyah. aw [KAHL-doh].

52.——- cold.

freddo.

FRAYD-doh.

53.——- hungry.

fame.

FAH-may.

54.—— thirsty.

sete.

SAY-tay.

55. I am sorry.

Mi dispiace.

mee dee-SPYAH-chay.


MAKING YOURSELF UNDERSTOOD

56. Do you speak English?

Parla l'inglese?

PAHR-lah leen-GLAY-zay?

57. Does anyone here speak English?

C'e qualcuno qui che parla l'inglese?

cheh kwahl-KOO-no kwee kay PAHR-lah leen-GLAY-zay?

58. I read only English.

Leggo soltanto l'inglese.

LEG-go sohl-TAHN-toh leen-GLAY-zay.

59. I speak a little Italian.

Parlo un po' l'italiano.

PAHR-lo oon paw lee-tah-LYAH-no.

60. Please speak more slowly.

Per favore parli più adagio.

payr fah-VO-ray PAHR-lee pyoo ah-DAH-jo.

61. I (do not) understand.

(Non) capisco.

(nawn) kah-PEE-sko.

62. Do you understand me?

Mi capisce?

mee kah-PEE-shay?

63. I (do not) know.

(Non) so.

(nawn) saw.

64. I (do not) think so.

(Non) mi pare.

(nawn) mee PAH-ray.

65.

Repeat it, please.

Lo ripeta, per favore.

lo ree-PEH-tah, payr fah-VO-ray.

66. Write it down, please.

Lo scriva, per favore.

lo SKREE-vah payr fah-VO-ray.

67. What does this word mean?

Che significa questa parola?

kay see-NYEE-fee-kah KWAY-stah pah-RAW-lah?

68. What is that?

Che cos'è?

kay kaw-ZEH?

69. How do you say "pencil" in Italian?

Come si dice "pencil" in italiano?

KO-may see DEE-chay "pencil" een ee-lah-LYAH-no?


GENERAL EXPRESSIONS

70. Yes.

Sì.

see.

71. No.

No.

naw.

72. Perhaps.

Forse.

FOHR-say.

73. Please.

Per favore.

payr fah-VO-ray.

74. Excuse me.

Mi scusi.

mee SKOO-zee.

75. Thanks (very much).

Grazie (tanto).

GRAH-tsyay (TAHN-toh).

76. You are welcome.

Prego.

PREH-go.

77. Very good.

Benissimo. bay-NEES-see-mo.

78. It is all right.

Va bene.

vah BEH-nay.

79. It doesn't matter.

Non importa.

nawn eem-PAWR-tah.

80. Who are you, please?

Lei chi è, per favore?

LEH lee kee eh, payr fah-VO-ray?

81. Who is [that boy]?

Chi è [quel ragazzo]?

kee eh [kwayl rah-GAHT-tso]?

82.—— that girl.

quella ragazza.

KWAYL-lah rah-GAHT-tsah.

83.——

that man.

quell'uomo.

kwayl-LWAW-mo.

84.—— that woman.

quella donna.

KWAYL-lah DAWN-nah.

85. Where is [the men's room]?

Dov'è [il gabinetto per uomini]?

doh-VEH [eel gah-bee-NAYT-toh payr WAW- mee-nee]?

86. —— the ladies' room.

il gabinetto per donne.

eel gah-bee-NAYT-toh payr DAWN-nay.

87. Why?

Perchè?

payr-KEH?

88. Where?

Dove?

DOH-vay?

89. How?

Come?

KO-may?

90. What do you wish?

Che cosa desidera?

kay KAW-sah day-ZEE-day-rah?

91. Come here.

Venga qui.

VEN-gah kwee.

92. Come in.

Avanti.

ah-VAHN-tee.

93. Wait a moment.

Aspetti un momento.

ah-SPET-tee oon mo-MAYN-toh.

94. Not yet.

Non ancora.

nawn ahn-KO-rah.

95. Not now.

Ora no.

O-rah naw.

96. Listen!

Senta!

SEN-tah!

97. Look out!

Attenzione!

aht-ten- TSYOH-nay.


DIFFICULTIES AND REPAIRS

98. Can you [help me]?

Mi potrebbe [aiutare]?

mee po-TREB-bay [ah-yoo-TAH-ray]?

99.—— tell me.

dire.

DEE-ray.

100. I am looking for my friends.

Cerco i miei amici.

CHAYR-ko ee MYEH lee ah-MEE-chee.

101. I cannot find my hotel address.

Non riesco a trovare l'indirizzo del mio albergo.

nawn RYEH-sko ah tro-VAH-ray leen-dee-REET-tso dayl MEE-o ahl-BEHR-go.

102. She lost [her purse].

Ha perduto [la borsetta].

ah payr-DOO-toh [lah bohr-SAYT-tah].

103.—— her wallet.

il portafogli.

eel pohr-tah-FAW-lyee.

104. He forgot [his money].

Ha dimenticato [il denaro].

ah dee-mayn-tee-KAH-toh [eel day-NAH-ro].

105.—— his keys.

le chiavi.

lay KYAH-vee.

106. What is the matter?

Cosa c'è?

KAW-zah cheh?

107. I broke my eyeglasses.

Mi si sono rotti gli occhiali.

mee see SO-no ROHT-tee lyee ohk-KYAH-lee.

108. The lost-and-found desk.

L'ufficio degli oggetti smarriti.

loof-FEE-chyoh DAY-lyee ohj-JET-tee zmahr-REE-tee.

109. The police station.

La questura.

lah kway-STOO-rah.

110. I shall call a policeman.

Chiamerò una guardia.

kyah-may-RAW OO-nah GWAHR-dyah.

111. The American consulate.

Il consolato americano.

eel kohn-so-LAH-toh ah-may-ree-KAH-no.


CUSTOMS

112. Where is the customs?

Dov'è la dogana?

doh-VEH la doh-GAH-nah?

113. Here is [my baggage].

Ecco [il mio bagaglio].

EK-ko [eel MEE-o bah-GAH-lyoh].

114.—— my passport.

il mio passaporto.

eel MEE-o pahs-sah-PAWR-toh.

115.—— my identification papers.

le mie carte d'identificazione.

lay MEE-ay KAHR-tay dee-den-tee-fee-kah- TSYOH-nay.

116.—— my health certificate.

il mio certificato medico.

eel MEE-o chayr-tee-fee-KAH-toh MEH-dee-ko.

117. I am in transit.

Sono in transito.

SO-no een TRAHN-see-toh.

118. The bags to your left are mine.

Le valigie alla vostra sinistra sono le mie.

lay vah-LEE-jay AHL-lah VAW-strah see-NEE-strah SO-no lay MEE-ay.

119. I have nothing to declare.

Non ho nulla da dichiarare.

nawn aw NOOL-lah dah dee-kyah-RAH-ray.

120. All this is for my personal use.

Tutto questo è per uso personale.

TOOT-toh KWAY-sto eh payr OO-zo payr-so-NAH- lay.

121. Is it necessary to open everything?

Bisogna aprire tutto?

bee-ZO-nyah ah-PREE-ray TOOT-toh?

122. I cannot open the trunk.

Non riesco ad aprire il baule.

nawn RYEH-sko ahd ah-PREE-ray eel bah-OO-lay.

123. There is nothing here but clothing.

Qui c'è solo del vestiario.

kwee cheh SO-lo dayl vay-STYAH-ryoh.

124. These are gifts.

Questi sono dei regali.

KWAY-stee SO-no day ray-GAH-lee.

125. Must duty be paid on these things?

Su questi oggetti si deve pagare dogana?

soo KWAY-stee ohj-JET-tee see DAY-vay pah-GAH- ray doh-GAH-nah?

126. How much must I pay?

Quanto devo pagare?

KWAHN-toh DAY-vo pah-GAH-ray?

127. This is all I have.

Non ho che questo.

nawn aw kay KWAY-sto.

128. Have you finished?

Ha finito?

ah fee-NEE-toh?


BAGGAGE

129. Where can we check our baggage through to Rome?

Dove possiamo far spedire il bagaglio per Roma?

DOH-vay pohs-SYAH-mo fahr spay-DEE-ray eel bah- GAH-lyoh payr RO-mah?

130. The baggage room.

Il deposito bagagli.

eel day-PAW-zee-toh bah-GAH-lyee.

131. The baggage check.

Lo scontrino.

lo skohn-TREE-no.

132. I want to leave these packages for a few hours.

Vorrei lasciare questi pacchi per qualche ora.

vohr-REH lee lah-SHYAH-ray KWAY-stee PAHK-kee payr KWAHL-kay O-rah.

133. Handle this package very carefully.

Stia attento con questo pacco.

STEE-ah aht-TEN-toh kohn KWA l-sto PAHK-ko.


TRAVEL: GENERAL EXPRESSIONS

134. I want to go [to the airline office].

Vorrei andare [all'ufficio delle aviolinee].

vohr-REH lee ahn-DAH-ray [ahl-loof-FEE-chyoh DA?L-lay ah-vyoh-LEE- nay-ay.

135. to the travel agent's office.

all'agenzia di viaggi.

ahl-lah-jayn-TSEE-ah deeVYAHJ-jee.

136. How long does it take to go to Sardinia?

Quanto tempo ci vuole per arrivare in Sardegna?

KWAHN-toh TEM-po chee VWAW-lay payr ahr- ree-VAH-ray een sahr-DAY-nyah?

137. When will we arrive at Lake Como?

Quando arriveremo al Lago di Como?

KWAHN-doh ahr-ree-vay-RAY-mo ahl LAH-go dee KAW-mo?

138. Is this the direct way to Naples?

È questa la via più diretta per Napoli?

eh KWAY-stah lah VEE-ah pyoo dee-RET-tah payr NAH-po-lee?

139. Please show me the way [to midtown].

Per favore mi indichi la via per andare [al centro].

payr fah-VO-ray mee EEN-dee-kee lah VEE-ah payr ahn-DAH-ray [ahl CHEN-tro].

140.—— to the shopping district.

al quartiere dei negozi.

ahl kwahr-TYEH-ray DAY nay-GAW-tsee.

141.—— to the residential section.

ai quartieri residenziali.

AH lee kwahr-TYEH-ree ray-zee-dayn-TSYAH-lee.

142.—— to the city.

in città.

een cheet-TAH.

143.—— to the village.

al villaggio.

ahl veel-LAHJ-jo.

144. Do I turn [to the north]?

Devo voltare [a nord]?

DAY-vo vohl-TAH-ray [ah nawrd]?

145.—— to the south.

a sud.

ah sood.

146.—— to the east.

a est.

ah est.

147. —— to the west.

a ovest.

ah AW-vayst.

148.—— to the right.

a destra.

ah DEH-strah.

149.—— to the left.

a sinistra.

ah see-NEE-strah.

150.—— after the traffic light.

dopo il semaforo.

DOH-po eel say-MAH-fo-ro.

151. Where is it?

Dov'è?

doh-VEH?

152. This way?

Per di qua?

payr dee kwah?


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Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
Copyright Page,
INTRODUCTION,
SOCIAL CONVERSATION,
YOURSELF,
MAKING YOURSELF UNDERSTOOD,
GENERAL EXPRESSIONS,
DIFFICULTIES AND REPAIRS,
CUSTOMS,
BAGGAGE,
TRAVEL: GENERAL EXPRESSIONS,
TICKETS,
BOAT,
AIRPLANE,
TRAIN,
BUS, STREETCAR AND SUBWAY,
TAXI,
AUTOMOBILE TRAVEL,
HOTEL,
AT THE CAFÉ,
AT THE RESTAURANT,
FOOD LIST,
BREAKFAST FOODS,
SOUPS AND ENTRÉES,
VEGETABLES AND SALAD,
FRUITS,
BEVERAGES,
DESSERTS,
CHURCH,
SIGHTSEEING,
AMUSEMENTS,
SPORTS,
BANK AND MONEY,
SHOPPING,
CLOTHING,
MISCELLANEOUS,
COLORS,
STORES,
BOOKSTORE AND STATIONER'S,
CIGAR STORE,
CAMERA SHOP,
DRUGSTORE,
LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING,
BARBERSHOP AND BEAUTY PARLOR,
HEALTH AND ILLNESS,
DENTIST,
CONVERSATION AT THE POST OFFICE,
CONVERSATION AT THE TELEPHONE,
SENDING A CABLEGRAM,
TIME,
DAYS OF THE WEEK,
MONTHS,
SEASONS AND WEATHER,
NUMBERS,
INDEX,

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lizza004 More than 1 year ago
generally, the book is poorly organized without a glossary. pronunciations are a little awkward, some of the terminology is out of date, but for a $3 purse-sized lightweight phrase book, i can't complain.