Video:Basic Italian Needed to Use Trains in Italywith Gina Miller
A basic knowledge of Italian words for train travel will help relieve any anxiety you might have about the language barrier while traveling in Italy. Check out this travel video from About.com to learn basic Italian needed to use trains in Italy.See Transcript
Transcript:Basic Italian Needed to Use Trains in Italy
Hi, I’m Gina Miller and today for About.com we are going to go over some basic Italian that you’ll need when using trains in Italy.
Learning Basic Italian Will Make Traveling Easier
When traveling in a foreign country, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the language or at least a few phrases to help you get where you need to go. Train stations can be confusing and you don’t need the added confusion of not understanding the people that could help you.
Helpful Italian Phrases for Train Travel
Here are a few phrases and words to help you identify things.
"Treno" is train.
"Biglietto" is ticket.
"Binario" is platform.
"Dov’e la stazione piu vicina?" – Where is the nearest railway station?
"Questo e il treno per….?" - It’s the train for…?
"Un biglietto di solo andata per piacere" – A one-way ticket please?
"Quanto dura il viaggio" – How long does the journey take?
"Vorrei riservare posto." – I would like to reserve a seat.
"C’e un vagone ristorante nel treno?" Does this train have a dining car?
"Questo posto e occupato?" – Is this seat taken?
And those are some basic Italian phrases and words you may need to use trains in Italy. Thanks for watching and for more information visit us on the web at About.com.