Episode 9

Could I have a coffee? How to ask polite questions in Italian


March 4th, 2017

7 mins 3 secs

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About this Episode

Do you know how to ask polite questions in Italian? Whether it's a coffee, directions or a date, it's one of the most important skills to master in Italian.

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Today's Italian words
Un caffè = a coffee
Un biscotto = a biscuit
il giornale = the newspaper
Vorrei = I'd like
Vorrei un caffè = I'd like a coffee
Aspetta = wait
Posso avere un biscotto? = can I have a biscuit?
Posso avere = can I have?
Qualcos'altro = anything else?
Mi potresti portare = could you bring me (literally: me you could bring)
il menù = the menu
Mi potresti portare il menù = could you bring me the menu?
una birra = a beer
Mi portresti portare una birra? = could you bring me a beer?
il conto = the bill
Mi potresti portare il conto? = could you bring me the bill
Vorrei una birra = I'd like a beer
Vorrei un caffè = I'd like a coffee
Vorrei il conto = I'd like the bill