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Hi guys! Welcome to ItalianPod101.com! My name is Ilaria. Nice to meet you, or nice to see you again. Today we're going to talk about Top 10 Phrases to Survive at the Station. So let's start!
If you're planning to go to Italy, visiting my beautiful country, it's quite important that you actually remember these phrases.
The first is...
1. Mi piacerebbe andare a .... "I'd like to go to ...."
Let's say, in our case, we're going to Milan, so in Italian, you'd say - Mi piacerebbe andare a Milano.
2. È questo il binario giusto per (Milano)? "Is this the right platform for (Milan)?"
So, è questo il binario giusto per Milano? Milan, remember, is our case. But if you go to Florence, to Naple, so you can use it depending on where you're traveling.
And the answer could be - Si, è questo. / No, non è questo.
Si, è questo. "Yes, it is."
No, non è questo. "No, it's not."
So it can be a simple "yes" or "no", or there might be direction on where you should go. But usually they say, if you ask if it's the right platform, Si, è questo. / No, non è questo.
3. A che ora c'è l'ultimo treno? "What time is the last train?"
And imagine that the answer could be "at 11:30 p.m." so in Italian, it's alle 23:30.
4. Dove cambio per (Milano)? "Where do I change for (Milan)?"
And the answer, let's say, it could be - "you can change at the third stop."
And in Italian, "third stop" is terza fermata.
So, può cambiare alla terza fermata. "You can change at the third stop."
5. Dov'è la stazione? "Where is the station?"
Dov'è la stazione dei treni?
Stazione dei treni "train station"
Stazione dei bus "bus station"
So, dov'è la stazione del treno? "Where is the train station?"
Dov'è la stazione dei il bus? "Where is the bus station?"
Let's say, the answer could be - "turn left at the second crossroad past the square."
In Italian, it's -
Prenda il secondo incrocio a sinistra dopo la piazza."
So sinistra is "left"; destra is "right"; "square" is piazza.
6. Quanto costa fino a (Milano)? "How much is it to (Milan)?"
Remember that Milan is our case, but of course, if you're going to Florence, you can say - Quanto costa fino a Firenze?
So, "how much is to Naples?" Quanto costa fino a Napoli?
And let's say the answer is 10 euros to Milan, it's 10 euros to Florence, It's 10 euros to Naples.
So, fino a Milano costa 10 euro.
Fino a Napoli costa 10 euro.
Fino a Firenze costa 10 euro.
7. Questo autobus va a (Milano)? "Does this bus go to (Milan)?"
Same case as before, so remember, you can apply this to every destination that you actually have in mind. So, the answer could be -
Si, ci va. / No, non ci va. So, "Yes, it does. /No, it doesn't."
In this case as well, it could also be si or no, "yes" or "not". Not, without ci va, or non ci va. Because in Italian, si, ci va. means "yes, it's going there"; and no, non ci va. "No, it's not going there."
8. Dov'è la fermata dell'autobus? "Where is the bus stop?"
Autobus is "bus".
Let's say that "it's on the right going over the roundabout"; we said before that "left" is sinistra and "right" is destra. So in this case, the answer could be -
È a destra passata la rotonda.
9. A che ora c'è il prossimo autobus? "What time is the next bus?"
But you can also say - A che ora passa il prossimo autobus? "What time is the next bus?"
And again, the answer could be "in 15 minutes,"
In 15 minuti. In 30 minuti. And so on.
"In an hour." In un'ora.
10. Dove sono le macchinette automatiche dei biglietti? "Where are the ticket machines?"
If you want to make it a little bit complicated, then you can say - Dove sono le macchinette automatiche dei biglietti?
Macchinette automatiche.
Let's say that they're "in front of the ticket office," so -
Di fronte alla biglietteria.
And with this very useful sentence, we actually reached the end of our lesson of top 10 phrases to know for surviving at the station, guys! And thanks very much for listening, as usual. Bye-bye! Take care, from Ilaria. Bye-bye.