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— Dov’è la fermata dell’autobus?
DOH-vEH lah fehr-MAH-tah dehlLAO-toh-boos
Where is the bus stop?
— Dov’è la metro?
DOH-vEH lah MEH-troh
Where is the subway?
— Dov’è la stazione dei treni?
DOH-vEH lah stah-TSEEOH-neh deh-ee TREH-nee
Where is the train station?
— Dove si comprano i biglietti?
DOH-veh see KOHM-prah-noh ee bee-lyee-EHT-tee
Where can I buy tickets?
— È questo l’autobus per…?
EH KWEHST-oh LAO-toh-boos pehr
Is this the bus for…?
— Può dirmi quando devo scendere?
pw-OH DEER-mee KWAN-doh DEH-voh SHEN-deh-reh
Can you tell me when to get off?
— In che direzione va?
(een keh dee-rez-ee-OH-neh va)
In which direction are you going?
— Dove si trovano i taxi?
DOH-veh see TROH-vah-noh ee TAH-xi
Where can I find the taxis?
— Può portarmi a questo indirizzo, per favore?
pw-OH POOR-tahr-mee ah KWEHST-oh een-dee-REETS-zo pehr fah-VOH-reh
Can you take me to this address, please?
a Ciampino (ah chahm-PEE-no) – Ciampino airport (Notorious for taxi drivers ripping you off)
a Fiumicino (ah phew-mee-CHEE-no) – Fiumicino airport
Like these phrases so far? Then you might just trip over yourself with joy once you see the Not Your Typical Tourist Workbook that will help you prepare yourself for speaking Italian on your next trip to Italy.
— Quanto costerà?
How much will it cost?
— Il resto è per lei.
eel REH-stoh EH pehr LEH
The change is for you.
— A destra
To the right
— A sinistra
To the left
— Avanti dritto
Think of the major cross streets nearest to where you live. Coming from whichever direction you choose, tell yourself out loud in the car or in a comment below which way you have to turn to get home.
So for me, I would say ‘coming from the highway, turn destra, sinistra, destra, and then destra again’.
This dialogue is taken from the workbook and phrasebook package Not Your Typical Tourist. You can read more about how the Not Your Typical Tourist will help you prepare for your trip to Italy here.