Here are some Italian phrases and exclamations for use in emergencies and other difficult situations. Hopefully you won't need to use them!

Note that in a genuine emergency, you can contact the emergency services in Italy by calling 113.

Faccia attenzione!Be careful!
attenzione! or attento!Look out!
Per favore mi aiutiPlease help me

Medical emergencies

Chiami un'ambulanza!Call an ambulance!
Ho bisogno di un dottoreI need a doctor
C'è stato un incidenteThere's been an accident
Fate presto per favore!Please hurry!
Mi sono tagliatoI've cut myself (said by a man)
Mi sono tagliataI've cut myself (said by a woman)
Mi sono bruciatoI've burnt myself (said by a man)
Mi sono bruciataI've burnt myself (said by a woman)
Stai bene?Are you OK? (informal)
Sta bene?Are you OK? (formal)
State tutti bene?Is everyone OK?


Al ladro!Stop, thief!
Chiami la polizia!Call the police!
Mi hanno rubato il portafoglioMy wallet's been stolen
Mi hanno rubato la borsettaMy purse has been stolen
Mi hanno rubato la borsaMy handbag's been stolen
Mi hanno rubato il computer portatileMy laptop's been stolen
Vorrei denunciare un furtoI'd like to report a theft
Mi hanno scassinato l'autoMy car's been broken into
Sono stato rapinatoI've been robbed (said by a man)
Sono stato rapinataI've been robbed (said by a woman)
Sono stato aggreditoI've been attacked (said by a man)
Sono stata aggreditaI've been attacked (said by a woman)


Al fuoco!Fire!
Chiami i pompieri!Call the fire brigade!
Può sentire l'odore di bruciato?Can you smell burning?
C'è un incendioThere's a fire
L'edificio è in fiammeThe building's on fire

Other difficult situations

Mi sono persoI'm lost (said by a man)
Mi sono persaI'm lost (said by a woman)
Ci siamo persiWe're lost
Non trovo …I can't find …
le mie chiavimy keys
il mio passaportomy passport
il mio cellularemy mobile
Ho perso …I've lost …
il mio portafogliomy wallet
la mia borsettamy purse
la mia macchina fotograficamy camera
Mi sono chiuso fuori …I've locked myself out of … (said by a man)
dall'automy car
Mi sono chiusa fuori …I've locked myself out of … (said by a woman)
dalla mia cameramy room
Per favore mi lasci in pacePlease leave me alone
Vai via!Go away!

Sound is available for all the Italian phrases on this page — simply click on any phrase to hear it.

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