To communicate in Italian and to travel with ease, there are practical questions in Italian (or any language for that matter) that you'll use daily and have to know:

  • Parla inglese? (pahr-lah een-gleh-zeh) (Do you speak English?)

  • Chi? (kee) (Who?)

  • Cosa? (koh-sah) (What?)

  • Quando? (kwahn-doh) (When?)

  • Dove? (doh-veh) (Where?)

  • Perché? (pehr-keh) (Why?)

  • Come? (koh-meh) (How?)

  • Quanto? (kwanh-toh) (How much?)

Try these helpful phrases:

  • Dov'è la stazione? (doh-veh lah stah-tsyoh-neh) (Where is the station?)

  • Scusi, dov'è il bagno? (skooh-zee doh-veh eel bahn-yoh) (Where is the bathroom?)

  • Quanto dista il Colosseo? (kwahn-toh dees-tah eel koh-lohs-seh-oh) (How far is the Coloseum?)

  • Dove si mangia il miglior gelato? (doh-veh see mahn-jah eel meel-yohr geh-lah-toh) (Where can you get the best ice cream?)

    Come si arriva in Piazza della Repubblica? (koh-meh see ahr-ree-vah een pyahts-sah dehl-lah reh-pooh-blee-kah) (How do you get to Piazza della Repubblica?)

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