Travel Phrases 41 Quanto costa questo?
Travel Phrases Lesson 41 Quanto costa questo? How much is this? Italiano English Cliente: Scusi, quanto costa questo? Customer: Excuse me, how much is this? Negoziante: Costa venti euro. Shopkeeper: It’s twenty Euros. Cliente: E questa? Customer: And this? Negoziante: Trenta euro. Shopkeeper: Thirty Euros. Cliente: Buon giorno. Quanto costano questi? Customer: Good day. How much are these? Negoziante: Costano quaranta euro. Cliente: E queste? Negoziante: Sessanta. Shopkeeper: They are forty Euros. Customer: And these? Shopkeeper: Sixty. You are out shopping and you see an item you would like to buy, so you ask the shopkeeper Scusi, quanto costa questo? Excuse me, how much is this? The first word scusi is a formal way to say excuse me. This is followed by two words quanto costa, meaning how much is. The last word is questo, which means this, masculine singular. The shopkeeper will then answer with the price. In the dialog we saw Costa venti euro. It’s twenty Euros. This sentence starts with costa, which literally means, it costs. The next word is venti, twenty. And finally euro, which in this sentence is Euros. You see something else you want to buy, and you know it is a feminine word, so you say E questa? And this? The first word e means and. The last word is questa, which means this, feminine singular. If it is masculine or if you don’t know, please use questo, this, masculine singular. 1 © www.meetitalia.org - All Rights Reserved - 2011-2012 The shopkeeper might answer as in the dialog Trenta euro. Thirty Euros. The first word is trenta meaning thirty. The last word is euro, which in this case means, Euros. You are looking around other shops and see a few items you like. They are near you, so you say Buon giorno, quanto costano questi? Good day, how much are these? The sentence starts with Buon giorno, which you know means Good day. This is followed by the two words quanto costano, meaning how much are? Notice that this is plural. The last word is questi, these, masculine plural. The shopkeeper might answer as in the last dialog by saying Costano quaranta euro. They are forty Euros. This sentence starts with costano, which literally means they cost. Please note that it is plural. The next word is quaranta, forty. And finally euro, which in this sentence is Euros. You see more items you like, they are near you and you know they are a feminine word. You say E queste? And these? Feminine plural. The first word e means and. The last word is queste, which means these, feminine plural. The shopkeeper might answer as in the dialog Sessanta. Sixty. 2 © www.meetitalia.org - All Rights Reserved - 2011-2012