The Language of Love (cont)

April 8, 2003

ItalianDid you check out that guy?

Hai adocchiato quello?

Pronounced: ai a?do?kya?to kwe?lo/a

Do you have a light?

Hai d’accendere?

Pronounced: ai da?chen?de?re

Shall we get some fresh air?

Andiamo a prendere un

Pronounced: an?dya?mo a pren?de?re oon

Can I dance with you?

Posso ballare con te

Pronounced: po?so ba?la?re kon te

You have a beautiful body

Hai un bel fisico

Pronounced: ai oon bel fee?zee?ko

Can I take you for a ride on my bike?

Ti posso portare a fare un giro in moto?

Pronounced: tee po?so por?ta?re a fa?re oon jee?ro een mo?to

I want to make love to you.

Voglio fare l’amore con te.

Pronounced: vo?lyo fa?re la?mo?re kon te

Kiss me.


Pronounced: ba?cha?mee

I want you.

Ti desidero.

Pronounced: tee de?see?de?ro

Oh my god!

Oh dio mio!

Pronounced: o dee?o mee?o

That was amazing!

? stato stupendo!

Pronounced: e sta?to stoo?pen?do

I love you.

Ti amo.

Pronounced: tee a?mo

from Italian Phrasebook, Lonely Planet Publications.

Italian Phrasebook

2nd edition

ISBN 1864503173

256 pp


Lonely Planet Phrasebooks. Whether it’s over a beer in Brussels or on a bus in Beijing, an exhaustive range

of over 50 language titles help travellers and locals come together. These pocket-sized guides include colour-coded chapters for quick-reference, pronunciation for every phrase and handy two-way dictionaries.Available at all good bookstores May 2003.

Want More?

Have our best reads delivered straight to your inbox every week by subscribing to our newsletter.



You Said


Win 10K cash
Win a holiday to Bali