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Travel Phrases 40 Posso dare un`occhiata? Can I have a
Travel Phrases Lesson 40
Posso dare un’occhiata?
Can I have a look around?
Italiano
English
Negoziante: La posso aiutare?
Shopkeeper: Can I help you?
Cliente donna: Posso dare un’occhiata?
Female customer: Can I have a look around?
Negoziante: Certo.
Shopkeeper: Sure.
Cliente donna: Possiamo dare un’occhiata?
Female Customer: Can we take a look
around?
Negoziante: Sì. Se avete bisogno di aiuto
chiamatemi.
Cliente donna: Sto solo dando un’occhiata,
grazie.
Shopkeeper: Yes. Call me if you need help.
Female customer: I’m just looking, thank
you.
You are out shopping and decide to enter a shop. The shopkeeper greets you with La posso aiutare?
Can I help you?, formal.
The first word is la, which in this sentence means, you, formal. It is a personal pronoun.
It is followed by posso meaning can I? in a question sentence.
And finally aiutare, help.
If you just want to look around you can ask Posso dare un’occhiata? Can I have a look around?
The first word posso, when in a question sentence, means can I?
This is followed by dare, which literally means give.
The next word is un’, a, feminine singular indefinite article.
The last word is occhiata, which means glimpse or look.
The shopkeeper will most certainly answer certo, sure.
You are out shopping with a friend, you enter a shop and tell the shopkeeper Possiamo dare
un’occhiata? Can we take a look around?
The first word possiamo means can we.
This is followed by dare, which literally means give.
The next word is un’, a, feminine singular indefinite article.
The last word is occhiata, which means glimpse or look.
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The shopkeeper will likely answer Sì. Se avete bisogno di aiuto chiamatemi. Yes. Call me if you
need help.
The first word sì means yes.
This is followed by se, which means if.
The next word is avete, which in English means, you have, plural.
Followed by bisogno, need.
The next word is di, which literally means, of.
Followed by aiuto, help.
And finally chiamatemi, which means, call me.
You are still shopping and as soon as you enter a shop the shopkeeper approaches to help you. You
just want to look around so you say. Sto solo dando un’occhiata, grazie. I’m just looking, thank
you.
The first word is sto, which means I am.
This is followed by solo meaning only.
The next word is dando, which we can translate as giving.
We then have un’, a, feminine singular indefinite article.
Followed by occhiata, which means glimpse or look.
And finally grazie, thank you.
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