Italian for Beginners: Key phrases:
Buongiorno — Hello
Arrivederci — Goodbye
Per favour — Please
Grazie — Thank you
Prego — You’re welcome
Sì — Yes
No — No
Come sta? — How are you?
Bene Grazie — I’m fine, thank you
No mi sento bene — I’m not well
Parla inglese? — Do you speak English?
Pìacere di conoscerLa — Pleased to meet you
Mi aiuta per favore — I need help, please
Mi chiamo — My name is…
Non capisco — I don’t understand
A presto! — See you soon!
A più tardi — See you later!
Ciao — Hello/Goodbye
Fantastico — Fantastic
This is really as basic as it gets. I also found a pretty good Italian for beginners’ podcast service on iTunes called ‘One Minute Italian’ (which is literally just one minute of actually learning Italian) by the Radio Lingua Network. The podcasts will help to improve your speaking skills, but for reading and writing I suggest this
which is where I copied the key phrases above from. But for now, Ciao!