Top Business Italian Phrases – Most Common Business Italian Phrases
Italian, spoken by millions worldwide, is not only the language of Italy but also holds influence in business and culture. Whether you’re venturing into Italian business or just need basics for correspondence, here are essential Business Italian phrases.
Top Business Italian Phrases:
Buongiorno – Good morning
Buonasera – Good afternoon/evening
Piacere di conoscerla – The formal address “Lei” is emphasized, reflecting the traditional respect for formality in professional settings. However, it notes the changing trend in more casual workplaces where using the informal “tu” is becoming more common.
Discussing Business Topics:
Vorrei presentare il progetto – I would like to present the project
Hai la parola – You can start the conversation.
Sono d’accordo – I agree.
Non condivido la tua opinione – I don’t share your opinion.
È stato un piccolo malinteso – It was a small misunderstanding.
Quando firmiamo il contratto? – When do we sign the contract/agreement?
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Interacting With Co-workers in Italian:
Making connections with colleagues is vital for a positive work environment.
“Posso chiedere un favore?” or “mi faresti un favore” – Can I ask you a favour?/Could you do me a favour?
“Facciamo una pausa caffè?” or “ti va un caffè?” – How about a coffee break?/Shall we get a coffee?
The use of “Possiamo darci del tu?” (Can we switch to informal you?) reflects the dynamic nature of workplace relationships, emphasizing the importance of mutual agreement in adopting more informal language.
Gentili colleghi – Dear colleagues
Cordiali saluti – Kind regards
Non esitate a contattarmi – Don’t hesitate to contact me
Attendo con interesse una vostra risposta – I look forward to hearing from you soon
Attendo con interesse la tua risposta – I look forward to your response
Attendo con interesse il tuo parere a riguardo – I look forward to hearing your thoughts about it
Mi potresti inoltrare l’e-mail? – Could you forward me the email?
Ti metto in copia – I’ll copy you in
“Spettabile” (Esteemed) when addressing a company and “Gentile” (Dear) when addressing an individual.
Scheduling A Business Meeting in Italian:
(Noi) Dobbiamo pianificare una riunione – We need to schedule a meeting
La riunione è prevista per oggi – The meeting is scheduled for today.
Ha confermato la partecipazione – He/She confirmed attendance.
Potresti prenotare la sala conferenze? – Could you reserve the conference room?
Non preoccuparti, tutto è risolto! – Don’t worry, everything is settled!
The use of phrases like “Grazie della partecipazione” (Thanks for the attendance) reflects the Italian appreciation for participation and collaboration in a business context.
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