22 common Italian phrases for driving

Learn the most common Italian phrases for driving in this lesson.

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Come arrivo alla fermata dell’autobus?
How do I get to the bus stop?

Vorrei noleggiare una macchina.
I would like to rent a car.

Gira a sinistra. Gira a destra.
Turn left. Turn right. (informal)

Giri a sinistra. Giri a destra.
Turn left. Turn right. (formal)

Vai sempre dritto.
Go straight ahead. (informal)

Vada sempre dritto.
Go straight ahead. (formal)

common Italian phrases for driving
Vada sempre dritto.
Go straight ahead.

È questa la strada per l’aeroporto?
Is this the road to the airport?

Prendi la prima strada a sinistra.
Take the first road to the left. (informal)

Prenda la prima strada a sinistra.
Take the first road to the left. (formal)

All’incrocio, gira a destra.
At the crossroad, turn right. (informal)

Dove posso trovare un distributore di benzina?
Where can I find a gas station?

Il pieno, per favore.
Fill the tank, please.

Dove trovo un parcheggio gratuito?
Where can I find a free parking spot?

Là in fondo.
Over there.

common Italian phrases for driving
Là in fondo.
Over there.

Mi sono perso. Puoi aiutarmi?
I got lost. Can you help me? (informal, m)

Mi sono perso. Mi può aiutare?
I got lost. Can you help me? (formal, m)

Vorrei noleggiare una macchina con il cambio manuale.
I’d like to rent a car with manual transmission.

Vorrei noleggiare una macchina con il cambio automatico.
I’d like to rent a car with automatic transmission.

Sai usare il cambio manuale?
Can you drive stick? (informal)

Non si può parcheggiare in divieto di sosta.
You can’t illegally park.

Ho superato il limite di velocità.
I exceeded the speed limit.

Questa è una strada a senso unico.
This is a one-way road.


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