Top 20 Most Requested Translations: English to Italian

October 5, 2017 Heba Nady

Italian is an official language of Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, Istria County (Croatia) and Slovene Istria (Slovenia). It is the third most widely spoken language in the European Union and the fourth most frequently taught foreign language in the world. It is also spoken in Albania, Malta, Monaco and in some minority groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the common language for the Roman Catholic hierarchy as well as the official language of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

When it comes to its linguistic roots, Italian is one of the Romance languages and is considered the closest to Latin. There are only 21 letters in the Italian alphabet and its vocabulary is shared with other languages including French, Catalan, Sardinian and Spanish.

From our research and experience translating English into Italian, we have compiled a list of the 20 most requested translations for English to Italian.

Top 20 Requested Phrases:

English

Italian

Hello

Salve

Goodbye

A presto

Merry Christmas

Buon Natale

Happy Holidays

Buone vacanze

Happy Birthday

Buon compleanno

Happy New Year

Felice Anno Nuovo

Congratulations

Congratulazioni

What time is it?

Che ora è?

Where is the bathroom?

Dov'è la toilette?

My name is…

Mi chiamo…

What is your name?

Come ti chiami?

Peace

Pace

Welcome

Benvenuto

Thank you.

Grazie.

You are welcome.

Prego.

Where can I find a hospital?

Dove si trova l'ospedale più vicino?

Where can I find a bank?

Dove si trova la banca più vicina?

Where can I find a good restaurant?

Dove posso trovare un buon ristorante?

Where can I find a taxi?

Dove posso trovare un taxi?

Where can I find an airport?

Dove si trova l'aeroporto più vicino?

There are other words that are commonly translated, like numbers and months, for content that includes things like dates and time.

Translations of 1 to 20:

One

Uno

Two

Due

Three

Tre

Four

Quattro

Five

Cinque

Six

Sei

Seven

Sette

Eight

Otto

Nine

Nove

Ten

Dieci

Eleven

Undici

Twelve

Dodici

Thirteen

Tredici

Fourteen

Quattordici

Fifteen

Quindici

Sixteen

Sedici

Seventeen

Diciassette

Eighteen

Diciotto

Nineteen

Diciannove

Twenty

Venti

Months of the year:

January

Gennaio

February

Febbraio

March

Marzo

April

Aprile

May

Maggio

June

Giugno

July

Luglio

August

Agosto

September

Settembre

October

Ottobre

November

Novembre

December

Dicembre

As our world continues to become more and more globalized, it’s important to determine which countries or regions present an opportunity for your business or brand to grow and thrive. Part of determining which areas to expand into is understanding the languages of your target audiences. By being aware of the most commonly requested phrases for translation, you begin to understand how to communicate with your potential customers.

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Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_language#cite_note-Italian_language-3

https://www.omniglot.com/writing/italian.htm

https://www.thelocal.it/20170203/21-mildly-interesting-facts-about-the-italian-language

About the Author

Heba Nady

Hebatullah (Heba) Mahmoud Nady is a native Arabic speaker who lives in Cairo, Egypt. She has 11 years of experience in client relations and project management, working in different industries, such as publishing, oil and gas and translation and localization. Heba holds a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature from Ain Shams University, and has a great passion for language and culture. She has been actively managing many localization and translation projects for major clients since 2008 and is well versed in a wide range of localization tools and practices. Heba enjoys working with teams from different cultures and bringing people together to achieve a common goal. For her, translation is a mission that contributes to enriching Arabic and other cultures and languages. In her free time, Heba likes to read about literature and management and go sightseeing.

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