37 common Italian phrases for emergencies

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

Note: If you are in Italy and ever find yourself in an emergency, these are the Italian emergency numbers you can dial:

  • 112 – for Carabinieri (military police), see below
  • 113 – for Polizia (police)
  • 115 – for Vigili del fuoco or Pompieri (fire department)
  • 118 – for calling an ambulance

Note that if you can’t remember a specific number, 112 is the European unified number for emergencies and will work in Italy as well.

💡 How to make the most out of this lesson? Make sure you test yourself and do the interactive exercises on Lingookies. Words and sentences need to be committed to memory by training and repetition. You will find drag & drop quizzes, dictation exercises and even pronunciation tests with speech recognition software!

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Aiuto!
Help!

Mi serve aiuto!
I need help!

Al ladro!
Thief!

Al fuoco!
Fire!

La smetta!
Stop!

Stia lontano da me! Stia lontana da me!
Get away from me! (m/f)

Mi lasci stare o chiamo la polizia!
Leave me alone or I’ll call the police!

Cos’è successo?
What happened?

C’è un estintore qui?
Is there a fire extinguisher here?

common Italian phrases for emergencies
C’è un estintore qui?
Is there a fire extinguisher here?

C’è un incendio!
There’s a fire!

Ci sono dei feriti!
Some people have been injured!

So prestare i primi soccorsi!
I know first aid!

Sono un medico!
I’m a doctor!

Dov’è il commissariato di polizia?
Where is the police station?

Dove si trova la caserma dei carabinieri più vicina?
Where is the nearest (military) police station?

Dove si trova il pronto soccorso?
Where is the ER?

common Italian phrases for emergencies
Dove si trova il pronto soccorso?
Where is the ER?

Ho avuto un incidente.
I crashed my car.

Favorisca patente e libretto.
Your license and registration certificate, please.

Il numero di targa è…
The car registation number is…

Vorrei sporgere denuncia.
I’d like to file a report.

Vorrei denunciare un furto.
I’d like to report a theft.

Mi hanno rubato il passaporto.
Someone stole my passport.

Mi hanno rubato la macchina.
Someone stole my car.

Mi hanno rubato il portafoglio.
Someone stole my wallet.

Ho perso la carta di credito.
I lost my credit card.

common Italian phrases for emergencies
Ho perso la carta di credito.
I lost my credit card.

Mi hanno rubato la borsetta.
My purse was stolen.

Qualcuno chiami un medico!
Someone call a doctor!

Qualcuno chiami la polizia!
Someone call the police!

Qualcuno chiami i pompieri!
Someone call the fire department!

Ho bisogno di un’ambulanza!
I need an ambulance!

È un’emergenza!
It is an emergency!

C’è stata una rapina!
There has been a robbery!

Ci sono testimoni?
Are there witnesses?

Mi sa dire dov’è il consolato americano?
Could you tell me where the American consulate is? (formal)

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

Posso fare una chiamata?
Can I make a call?

Non mi sento bene.
I don’t feel well.


What next?

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