50 ITALIAN PHRASES for Beginners and Intermediate: Learn Italian Basics!

In the following article we are going to show you some essential Italian sentences (translated in English, French and Spanish) for beginners to speak the language of Dante immediately!

50 Sentences to learn Italian immediately!

Here are  the 50 sentences that everybody should know in order to start speaking Italian, let’s get it started!

Come stai?

English: How are you?

French: Comment vas-tu?

Spanish: ¿Cómo estás?

Sto bene!

English: I’m fine!

French: Je vais bien!

Spanish: ¡Estoy bien!


English: Thank you!

French: Merci!

Spanish: ¡Gracias!


English: You’re welcome!

French: De rien!

Spanish: ¡De nada!


English: Nice to meet you!

French: Enchanté(e)!

Spanish: ¡Mucho gusto!

Come ti chiami?

English: What’s your name?

French: Comment tu t’appelles?

Spanish: ¿Cómo te llamas?

Mi chiamo…

English: My name is…

French: Je m’appelle…

Spanish: Me llamo…


English: Good morning

French: Bonjour

Spanish: Buenos días

Buon pomeriggio

English: Good afternoon

French: Bonne aprés-midí

Spanish: Buenas tardes


English: Good evening

French: Bonsoir

Spanish: Buenas tardes


English: Good night

French: Bonne nuit

Spanish: Buenas noches


English: Goodbye!

French: Adíeu!

Spanish: ¡Adiós!

A presto!

English: See you soon!

French: Á bíentôt

Spanish: ¡Hasta luego!

Mi manchi

English: I miss you

French: Tu me manques

Spanish: Te echo de menos

Anche tu

English: You too

French: Toi aussí

Spanish: Tú también?

Cosa stai facendo?

English: What are you doing?

French: Qu’est-ce que tu fais?

Spanish: ¿Qué estás hacíendo?


English: Nothing

French: Rien

Spanish: Nada

English: Yes

French: Ouí

Spanish: Sí


English: No

French: Non

Spanish: No

Cosa stai studiando?

English: What are you studying?

French: Qu’est-ce que tu étudíes?

Spanish: ¿Qué estás estudiando?

Studio lingue straniere

English: I am studying foreign languages

French: J’apprends les langues étrangéres

Spanish: Estudio idíomas extranjeros

Sei occupato/a?

English: Are you busy?

French: Tu es occupé(e)?

Spanish: ¿Estás ocupado/a?

Sì, sono occupato

English: Yes, I’m busy

French: Ouí, je suis occupé(e)

Spanish: Sí, estoy ocupado/a

Sei libero/a?

English: Are you free?

French: Tu es líbre?

Spanish: ¿Estás líbre?

Ho fame

English: I’m hungry

French: J’ai faím

Spanish: Tengo hambre

Ho sete

English: I’m thirsty

French: J’ai soif

Spanish: Tengo sed

Vuoi mangiare?

English: Do you want to eat?

French:: Est-ce que tu veux manger?

Spanish: ¿Quieres comer?


English: Let’s eat!

French: Mangeons!

Spanish: ¡Comamos!

È delizioso!

English: It’s delicious!

French: C’est délicieux!

Spanish: ¡Está delicioso!

Vivo in Italia

English: I live in Italy

French: Je vis en Italie

Spanish: Vivo en Italia

Qual è il tuo numero di telefono?

English: What’s your phone number?

French: Quel est ton numéro de télephome?

Spanish: ¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono?


English: Call me!

French: Appelle-moi!

Spanish: ¡Llámame!

Ti chiamerò!

English: I’ll call you!

French: Je t’appellerai!

Spanish: ¡Te llamaré!

Cosa vuoi fare?

English: What do you want to do?

French: Qu’est-ce que tu veux faire?

Spanish: ¿Qué quieres hacer?

Voglio andare al cinema

English: I want to go to the cinema

French: Je veux aller au cinéma

Spanish: Quiero ir al cine

Voglio di più

English: I want more

French: Je veux plus

Spanish: Quiero más

Voglio di meno

English: I want less

French: Je veux moins

Spanish: Quiero menos

Come è stata la tua giornata?

English: How was your day?

French: Comment était ta journée?

Spanish: ¿Cómo estuvo tu día?

Posso aiutarti?

English: Can I help you?

French: Puis-je t’aider?

Spanish: ¿Puedo ayudarte?

Potresti farlo?

English: Could you do it?

French: Est-ce que tu pourrais le faire?

Spanish: ¿Podrías hacerlo?


English: Perfect!

French: Parfait!

Spanish: ¡Perfecto!

A cosa stai pensando?

English: What are you thinking about?

French: Á quoi penses-tu?

Spanish: ¿En qué estás pensando?

Dove stai andando?

English: Where are you going?

French: Oú vas-tu?

Spanish: ¿Dónde vas?


English: Why?

French: Pourquoi?

Spanish: ¿Por qué?

Perché lo hai detto?

English: Why did you say that?

French: Pourquoi tu l’as dit?

Spanish: ¿Por qué lo has dicho?

Mi sveglio presto

English: I wake up early

French: Je me léve tôt

Spanish: Me levanto temprano

Ho sonno

English: I’m sleepy

French: J’ai sommeil

Spanish: Tengo sueño

Vado a dormire

English: I’m going to sleep

French: Je vais dormir

Spanish: Me voy a dormir

Sono arrivato in ritardo

English: I was late

French: J’étais en retard

Spanish: He llegado tarde

Appuntamento romantico

English: Romantic date

French: Rendez-vous amoureux

Spanish: Cita romántica

Sono stanco

English: I’m tired

French: Je suis fatigué(e)

Spanish: Estoy cansado/a

Ho dei compiti per casa

English: I’ve got homework to do

French: J’ai des devoirs á faire

Spanish: Tengo que hacer los deberes

È facile

English: It’s easy

French: C’est facile

Spanish: Es fácil

È difficile

English: It’s difficult

French: C’est difficile

Spanish: Es difícil

Dov’è il bagno?

English: Where is the toilet?

French: Oú sont les toilettes?

Spanish: ¿Dónde está el baño?

Scusa / Mi scusi

English: I’m sorry

French: Pardonne-moi

Spanish: Lo siento


English: Here

French: Icí

Spanish: Aquí


English: Over there

French: Là-bas

Spanish: Ahí abajo

Vieni qui

English: Come here!

French: Viens icí!

Spanish: ¡Ven aquí!


English: Come on!

French: Allez!

Spanish: Vamos!

Quanti soldi hai?

English: How much money do you have?

French: Combien d’argent as-tu?

Spanish: ¿Cuánto dinero tienes?

Mi dispiace, non lo so

English: I’m sorry, I don’t know

French: Désolé(e), je ne sais pás

Spanish: Lo siento, no lo sé


English: Have fun!

French: Amuse-toi!

Spanish: ¡Diviértete!

Come si dice ‘…’  in italiano?

English: How do you say ‘…’ in Italian?

French: Comment on dit ‘…’ en italien?

Spanish: ¿Cómo se dice ‘…’ en italiano?


English: I understand

French: Je comprends

Spanish: Entiendo

Non capisco

English: I don’t understand

French: Je ne comprends pás

Spanish: No entiendo

C’è qualcuno?

English: Is anybody there?

French:: Est-ce que quelqu’un est lá?

Spanish: ¿Hay alguien?


English: Yesterday

French: Hier

Spanish: Ayer


English: Today

French: Aujourd’hui

Spanish: Hoy


English: Tomorrow

French: Demain

Spanish: Mañana

L’altro ieri / Avantieri

English: The day before yesterday

French: Avant-hier

Spanish: Anteayer

Dopo domani

English: The day after tomorrow

French: Aprés-demain

Spanish: Pasado mañana

Mi piace ….

English: I like…

French: J’adore…

Spanish: Me gusta…


English: Really?

French: Vraiment?

Spanish: ¿En serio?

Buona idea

English: Good idea

French: Bonne idée

Spanish: Buena ídea

Di dove sei?

English: Where are you from?

French: D’oú viens-tu?

Spanish: ¿De dónde eres?


English: I am…

French: Je suis…

Spanish: Soy…

Ti voglio bene

English: I love you (family, friends)

French: Je t’aime (famille, amis)

Spanish: Te quiero (familia, amigos)

Ti amo

English: I love you (partner)

French: Je t’aime (partenaire)

Spanish: Te quiero (pareja)

Quanto costa?

English: How much does it cost?

French: Combien ça coûte?

Spanish: ¿Cuánto cuesta?

Vorrei un caffè

English: I would like a coffee

French: Je voudrais un café

Spanish: Querría un café

Per favore

English: Please

French: S’il te plaît

Spanish: Por favor

Hai ragione

English: You’re right

French: Tu as raison

Spanish: Tienes razón

Hai torto

English: You’re wrong

French: Tu te trompes

Spanish:: Estás equivocado

Ho fatto un errore

English: I made a mistake

French: J’ai fait une erreur

Spanish: Cometí un error

È giusto

English: It’s right

French: C’est bien

Spanish: Está bien

È sbagliato

English: It’s wrong

French: C’est mal

Spanish: Está mál

Ho tagliato i capelli

English: I got my hair cut

French: Je me suis coupé(e) les cheveux

Spanish: Me corté el pelo

Penso di si

English: I think so

French: Je pense que ouí

Spanish: Creo que sí

Penso di no

English: I don’t think so

French: Je pense que non

Spanish: Creo que no

Spero di si

English: I hope so

French: J’espére que ouí

Spanish: Espero que sí

Spero di no

English: I hope not

French: J’espére que non

Spanish: Espero que no

Vado in vacanza

English: I’m going on holiday

French: Je pars en vacances

Spanish: Me voy de vacaciones

Ho bisogno di tempo

English: I need time

French: J’ai besoin de temps

Spanish: Necesito tiempo

Sono stato promosso

English: I passed (the exam)

French: J’ai réussi (l’examen)

Spanish: Aprobé (el examen)

Sono stato bocciato

English: I failed (the exam)

French: J’ai échoué (á l’examen)

Spanish: Suspendí (el examen)

Sto scherzando

English: I’m joking

French: Je plaisante

Spanish: Estoy bromeando

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