Shopping in Italian
Shopping in Italy? Don’t miss this free shopping in Italian lesson! You’ll learn how to find your way around a shopping centre, ask for what you want, and how to pay in Italian. Need a smaller size? Looking for an ATM? No problem.
Master this essential travel Italian by listening to the pronunciation on the audio and practicing the Italian words and phrases aloud. And don’t be shy - shopping in Italy will be a lot more fun after this Rocket Italian lesson!
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Shopping in Italian - Words and Phrases
Here are some types of shops that you might need to find.
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The post office
Il centro commerciale
The shopping center
The pastry shop
Il negozio di musica
The music store
Il negozio d'abbigliamento
The clothing store
Il negozio di informatica
The computer store
Once you've found the right shop, you need to find what you're looking for. Use the following words and phrases to find what you need, figure out how much it costs and tell the sales assistant how many you want…
I'm looking for...
Do you have...?
How much does it cost?
Ne ha di più?
Do you have more?
Che taglia è?
What size is it?
I'd like to try it on.
Dove sono i camerini?
Where are the changing rooms?
Lo prendo / lo compro.
I'll take it.
Talking about shopping in Italian
Here are some more useful questions and answers…
Che taglia porta (Lei)?
What size do you wear?
La taglia / la misura
La taglia piccola / la taglia small
The small size
La taglia media / la taglia medium
The medium size
La taglia grande / la taglia large
The large size
La taglia extra grande / la taglia xl (icselle)
The extra-large size
I like it.
It looks good.
It suits you.
Non ti dona.
It doesn't suit you.
Shopping items in Italian
Here are the words for some items you might be looking for…
Il maglione / il pullover
La maglietta a maniche corte
How to pay in Italian
Once you found what you were looking for, you'll need to pay.
Paghi alla cassa, per favore.
Please pay at the check out.
Vorrei pagare con la carta di credito, per favore.
I'd like to pay by credit card, please.
Vorrei pagare in contanti, per favore.
I'd like to pay with cash, please.
Vorrei pagare con la carta Pagobancomat, per favore.
I'd like to pay with my debit card, please.
Posso pagare con i miei travel check?
Can I pay with travelers checks?
Qual è il Suo numero di carta di credito?
What is your credit card number?
Non accettiamo carte di credito.
We don't accept credit cards.
Qual è il più vicino bancomat?
Where is the closest ATM?
Digiti il suo codice segreto, per favore.
Please type in your PIN.
Firmi qui, per favore.
Please sign here.
Ecco il Suo scontrino.
Here is your receipt.
Now, you are well prepared for your next Italian shopping experience.
For more lessons on Italian vocabulary I recommend these!
- Understand signs in Italian. A super handy lesson (especially if you need to go to the toilet!)
- Break the ice by using vocab to do with sports in Italian
- DIY while in Italy? This lesson covers the essential vocab for tools in Italian
Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team
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