Phrase Book

Here's a list of the Italian words that I use in my blog, I'll be adding to this as I go along.

Auguri - a generic word used for any kind of celebration, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and also for public holidays. To wish someone a happy birthday you can say 'Tanti auguri!'.

Bionda - blonde (f)

La canzone - song

La città - town or city

Il centro - town/city centre

La festa - holiday (as in public holiday), also means party

Il giorno - day

L'oroscopo - horoscope

La settimana - week

La sciura (Milanese dialect) - equivalent of 'signora', lady. Can have negative connotations.

La metrò - short for metropolitana; the underground/tube