In this lesson you will learn how to talk about the city and how to ask for directions.
Take a look at the most important places of the city.
|La stazione||Train station|
|Il centro||City center|
|Il municipio||City Hall|
|Il commissariato||Police station|
|Il mercato||Open-air market|
|Il parco giochi||Playground|
|I pompieri||Fire department|
|Il centro commerciale||Shopping center/mall|
|La fermata del bus||Bus stop|
|La metro||Underground train|
|La posta/L'ufficio postale||Post office|
|Il parcheggio||Parking/parking lot|
|La piazza||The square|
To know how to get to a specific place in the city, use the following expressions.
|Mi scusi,...||Excuse me,...|
|Dove si trova...?||Where is...?|
|Come si arriva...?||How do I get to?|
|Mi può dire dove si trova x...?||Could you tell me where the x is....?|
|Mi sono perso||I'm lost|
Take a look at the following examples.
|Mi scusi, dove si trova la scuola?||Excuse me, where is the school?|
|Come si arriva al municipio?||How do I get to the City Hall?|
By giving directions the cardinal points can be important.
To tell somebody which way to go, use the following expressions.
|A sinistra||To the left|
|A destra||To the right|
|Davanti/Di fronte||In front of/facing|
|In fianco||Next to|
|All'inizio||At the beginning|
|Alla fine||At the end|
|Il semaforo||Traffic light|
When giving directions, use the Imperative.
Take a look at the following sentences.
|Per arrivare al parco, continui dritto e poi giri a destra.||To get to the park, go straigh on and then turn right.|
|L'ufficio postale è vicino al municipio.||The post office is close to the City Hall.|
Take a look at the following dialogue.
|Mi scusi, dove si trova la stazione?||Excuse me, where is the station?|
|E' un po' complicato...Deve andare dritto fino all'incrocio.||It's a bit complicated...You have to go straight on, until the intersection.|
|L'incrocio vicino al supermercato?||Is the intersection close to the supermarket?|
|No, quello vicino al parco. Poi deve proseguire dritto e prendere la terza strada a sinistra.||No, the one close to the park. Then you have to go straight on and take the third street on the left.|
|Da lì, continui fino alla fine della strada e giri a destra. Di fianco all'ufficio postale c'è un'altra strada, la prenda e continui per 50 metri. Poi giri a sinistra.||From there, go on until the end of the street and turn right. Next to the post office there is another street, take it and continue for 50 meters. Then turn left.|
|Davanti alla scuola, tra il ristorante e il museo, c'è la stazione.||In front of the school, between the restaurant and the museum, there is the station.|
|Grazie! Spero di non perdermi...||Thank you! I hope I won't get lost...|
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