If you are learning Italian from scratch and would like to know some basic Italian phrases for beginners in order to have a simple conversation in Italian, have a look at our list below. Here you can find the most common Italian greetings and salutations, discover how to introduce yourself and learn some Italian phrases that are good to know.
BASIC ITALIAN PHRASES FOR BEGINNERS
• GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS
Ciao – Hi / Hello / Bye
Salve – Hi / Hello (more formal)
Pronto? – Hello (on the phone)
Buongiorno – Good morning
Buon pomeriggio – Good afternoon
Buonasera – Good evening
Buonanotte – Good night
Arrivederci – Goodbye
A presto – See you soon
A domani – See you tomorrow
Come stai? – How are you?
Io sto bene, grazie. E tu? – I’m fine, thank you. And you?
Non c’è male – Not bad
Sto abbastanza bene – Quite good
Sto così così – So so
• ITALIAN PHRASES TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Piacere di conoscerti – Nice to meet you
Mi chiamo Alberto – My name is Albert
Come ti chiami? – What is your name?
Io sono di Roma. E tu? – I’m from Rome. And you?
Di dove sei? – Where are you from?
Io ho 30 anni. E tu? – I’m 30 years old. And you?
Quanti anni hai? – How old are you?
Che lavoro fai? – What do you do for living?
Dove vivi? – Where do you live?
• USEFUL ITALIAN PHRASES FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS
Non capisco / Non ho capito – I don’t understand / I didn’t understand
Puoi ripetere, per favore? – Could you repeat, please?
Che significa? – What does it mean?
Come si dice… in italiano? – How do you say … in Italian?
Parli inglese? – Do you speak English?
We know that English and Italian are very different languages but it is very important not to be scared when learning a foreign language, so try to use these basic Italian phrases to interact with native speakers and have a basic conversation in Italian.