How to say I don’t understand in Italian (+ other useful phrases)

How to say I don’t understand in Italian (+ other useful phrases)

It’s certainly useful to know how to say I don’t know in Italian when you’re faced with your first moments in Italy.

 

Think about it. You spend time learning Italian and rehearsing your phrases… and then you go to Italy. There, you realize that you’re having a hard time understanding Italian and its speakers.

 

That is absolutely normal: you’re faced with a new way of speaking, a new intonation, a different speaking pace, and an unfamiliar accent.

 

So, in these cases, knowing how to say I don’t understand in Italian can definitely come in handy.

 

But that is not the only thing to say. You might need to ask someone to repeat or to speak slowly.

 

So, in this video lesson you will find some useful phrases to use when you’re dealing with your difficult first moments in Italy.

 

Press play end don’t forget to play the game at the end.

 

HOW TO SAY I DON’T UNDERSTAND IN ITALIAN

 

 

LET’S PLAY

 

Now it’s time to practice how to say I don’t understand in Italian.

 

Here you have the sentences you saw in the video.

 

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Here are the phrases we saw in the video lesson with their English translation:

 

Non ho capito.

I didn’t understand.

 

Scusa, non ho capito.

Sorry, I didn’t understand.

 

Scusi, non ho capito.

Excuse me, I didn’t understand.

 

Cosa significa?

What does it mean?

 

Puoi ripetere, per favore?

Can you repeat, please? (Informal)

 

Può ripetere, per favore?

Can you repeat, please? (Formal)

 

Puoi parlare più piano?

Can you speak slowlier? (Informal)

 

Può parlare più piano?

Can you speak slowlier? (Formal)

 

Don’t forget to pracice these phrases on your own as well. It’s always useful to be ready during stressful moments. 😉

Gloria Spagnoli
Gloria Spagnoli
I help beginners of Italian take their first steps, speak from day one and learn Italian at their pace and by having fun.