Ti posso portare a fare un giro? (Can I take you for a ride?)

Sei securo che questo sia sicuro? (Are you sure this is safe?)

Non lo faro senza protezione (I won’t do it without protection)

Quant’e la commissione? (What is the commission?)

Il prezzo e molto alto (The price is very high)

Scusa. Adesso devo andare (Excuse me. I have to go now)

Non sapevo che facessi qualcosa di male (I didn’t realise I was doing anything wrong)

Vorrei contattare la mia ambasciata (I want to contact my embassy)

Sono iscritta al partito conservatore (I am a member of the Liberal Party)

C’e una multa che possiamo pagare per chiarire tutto questo? (Is there a fine we can pay to clear this?)

Non dovevo mai permetterle di toccarmi (I should never have let you near me)

Che rottura di palle (You’re breaking my balls)

Vai via!!! (Go away)

Phrases courtesy of the Lonely Planet Italian phrasebook. Accents not included.  

Peter Fray

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