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Travel Phrases 37 Cosa volete da bere? What would
Travel Phrases Lesson 37
Cosa volete da bere?
What would you like to drink?
Italiano
English
Cameriere: Cosa volete da bere?
Waiter: What would you like to drink?
Cliente donna 1: Io vorrei un bicchiere di
vino bianco.
Female customer 1: I’d like a glass of white
wine.
Cameriere: E Lei cosa prende?
Waiter: And what will you have?
Cliente donna 2: Prendo lo stesso, grazie.
Female customer 2: I’ll have the same, thank
you.
Cliente donna 1: Alla salute!
Female customer 1: Cheers!
Cliente donna 2: Cin cin!
Female customer 2: Cheers!
You are seated at the café. The waiter asks you what you would like to drink. Cosa volete da bere?
What would you like to drink?
This sentence starts with cosa which means what, when used in a question sentence.
The next word is volete, which can be translated as would you like, plural, in a question sentence.
The last word is bere meaning to drink.
You can now answer with what you’d like to drink. In the dialog the first customer says Io vorrei
un bicchiere di vino bianco. I’d like a glass of white wine.
The first word vorrei means I’d like, formal.
This is followed by un, which means a, masculine singular indefinite article.
The next word is bicchiere that means glass.
Then we have di, of.
This is followed by vino, which means wine.
And finally bianco, white.
The waiter now addresses the second lady and asks E Lei cosa prende? And what will you have?
The sentence starts with e Lei, and you, formal. It can be used towards men or women. Followed
by the two words cosa prende, which mean what will you have, formal, when used in a question
sentence.
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In the dialog the second lady answers Prendo lo stesso, grazie. I’ll have the same, thank you.
The first word is prendo that in English means, I’ll have or I’ll take.
Which is followed by lo stesso meaning, the same.
The last word is grazie, which means thank you.
Once you have your order and if it is an alcoholic beverage, like the wine the two ladies ordered,
you can say Alla salute! Cheers!
The second person might answer with the same expression or might say Cin cin! which also means
Cheers!
Here are some of the most common drinks you can order at an Italian café. Please note that some
drinks might not be available in every café or bar.
un caffè
espresso coffee
un caffè lungo
long coffee, slightly more watered down
un caffè americano
very long coffee, with extra hot water
un caffè macchiato caldo
coffee “stained” with a drop of hot milk
un caffè macchiato freddo
coffee “stained” with a drop of cold milk
un cappuccino
a shot of coffee with steamed foamy and
creamy milk
un caffè latte
coffee with milk
un caffè decaffeinato
decaffeinated coffee
un caffè hag
decaffeinated coffee, takes the name of the
brand
un caffè corretto
coffee “corrected” with a shot of liquor
(grappa, amaretto or sambuca)
una cioccolata calda
hot chocolate
una birra
beer
un tè
tea
un tè al limone
tea with lemon
un tè con latte
tea with milk
acqua minerale naturale
still mineral water
acqua minerale frizzante
fizzy, sparkling mineral water
un bicchiere d’acqua
glass of water
una spremuta d’arancia
orange juice
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un succo di frutta alla pesca
peach fruit juice
un succo di frutta alla pera
pear fruit juice
un succo di frutta all’albicocca
apricot fruit juice
un quarto di vino rosso
quarter of a liter of house red wine
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