Getting Help for Emergencies in Italian

By Francesca Romana Onofri, Karen Antje Moller, Teresa L. Picarazzi

Part of Italian For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you have an emergency while traveling in Italy, you’ll be glad to know these basic Italian phrases. Be prepared for emergencies by committing these Italian phrases to memory:

  • Aiuto! (ah-yooh-toh) (Help!)

  • Emergenza! (eh-mehr-jehn-tsah) (Emergency!)

  • Chiamate la polizia! (chee-ah-mah-teh lah poh-lee-tsee-ah) (Call the police!)

  • Chiamate un’ambulanza! (kee-ah-mah-teh ooh-nahm-booh-lahn-tsah) (Call an ambulance!)

  • Ho bisogno di un medico. (oh bee-zoh-nyoh dee oohn meh-dee-koh) (I need a doctor.)

  • Dov’è l’ospedale? (doh-veh lohs-peh-dah-leh) (Where is the hospital?)

  • Mi sento molto male. (mee sehn-toh mohl-toh mah-leh) (I feel very sick.)