Learn Basic Italian

Italian Greetings, Goodbyes + Introductions

Ciao – Hello / Goodbye
Buongiorno – Good morning / Good day
Arrivederci – Goodbye
Buonanotte – Good night
Mi chiamo _______.  –  My name is __________.  /  I am called __________.
Come ti chiami?  –  What’s your name?

Italian Pleases and Thank Yous

Grazie – Thank You
Per favore – Please
Prego! – Please / After you / You’re welcome / Don’t mention it

Italian Numbers

1 – uno
2 – due
3 – tre
4 – quattro
5 – cinque
6 – sei
7 – sette
8 – otto
9 – nove
10 – dieci

Italian Shopping

Quanto costa? – How much does it cost?

Italian Cities + Places

With Different Names in Italian and English

Italia – Italy
Milano – Milan
Torino – Turin
Venezia – Venice
Firenze – Florence
Genova – Genoa
Padova – Padua
Roma – Rome
Napoli – Naples
Siracusa – Syracuse

With the Same Name in Italian and English

Verona, Parma, Bologna, Ravenna, Trieste, Livorno, Terni, Pescara, Salerno, Taranto, Bari, Foggia, Brindisi, Lecce, Potenza, Sassari, Messina, Catania, Palermo, Marsala, San Marino

About the Author

Diana Southern
In March 2014, Diana called it quits on her traditional American working life and set out to explore the world with her partner in crime (and love of her life) Ian Norman. They now live a sustainable life of full time travel, working for themselves and seeking adventure at the same time. Here on North to South, Diana documents their journey in achieving and maintaining this "road less traveled" way of life.

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