Introductory Phrases (Italian-IT)

Here are some basic introductory phrases to get you started. Please note that Italian has several pronouns for “you”: informal (singular “tu”, plural “voi”) and formal (singular “Lei”, plural “Voi”, [or “Loro”, but this is old-fashioned and falling out of common use]).

Ciao! Hello!
Come ti chiami?
Come si chiama?
What is your name?/What are you called?
Mi chiami ____. My name is _____./I am called _____.
Come stai?
Come sta?
How are you?
Sto (bene/male). I am (well/not well).
Quanto anni hai?
Quanto anni ha?
How old are you?
Ho ____ anni. I am ____ years old.
Dove abiti?
Dove abita?
Where do you live?
Abito a _____. I live in ______.
Buongiorno! Good morning!
Buongiorno! Good day!
Buonasera! Good evening!
Buonanotte! Good night!
Per favore. Please.
Grazie Thank you.

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