Click play on the player at the bottom to listen to this podcast or find it on Apple Podcasts.
I don’t know about you, but recently I have been feeling pretty filled to the brim with tasks to do, and that reminded me of all of the things I say in Italian to tell others that I have a lot on my plate.
I’m sure many of you are in the same boat, and so I thought I would share my favorite expressions with you.
1.) Ho una miriade di cose da fare. – I have a lot of things to do.
2.) Ho una marea di lavoro da svolgere. – I have a tide (a load) of work to carry out.
3.) Ho un sacco di cose da fare. – I have a sack of things to do./I have a lot on my plate.
4.) Sono impegnato/a – impegnatissimo/a. – I’m really busy.
5.) Sono sommerso/a dal lavoro! – I’m overwhelmed by work!
6.) Sono in ritardo! – I’m late!
7.) Scusi, possiamo parlare dopo? Sono di fretta. – Sorry, can we chat later? I’m in a rush.
8.) Vado di fretta. – I’m in a rush.
9.) Il tempo è volato! Scusi, devo scappare o farò tardi! – The time flew by! Sorry, I gotta’ run or I’ll be late!
If you’re saying this to a friend, use “scusami – sorry” instead of the formal “scusi.”
10.) Sto per perdere (il treno)! – I’m about to miss the train!
WANT TO SIGN UP FOR A QUIZLET PLUS MEMBERSHIP?
If you heard about the flashcard app, Quizlet, from the podcast and want to sign up for their generous 30% off offer, click this link.
Special thanks to 4barrelcarb on freesound.org for the ad music.
GRAZIE TO ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS INCLUDING…
Like the podcast? Leave a review in Apple Podcasts!
If you like the podcast, I would appreciate it a TON if you left a review. You can hit a star rating in your Podcasts app on your iPhone or go to the iTunes store and click Leave a Review on the show page.