Good day ! As will notice in few next second`s - i am not native English speaker . i am able to speak and understand , but my grammar is no good , At the minute i am trying to learn new language - Italian . I don`t have even basic`s of language , but as you can guess - EVERY ONE SPEAKS ITALIAN....
That`s pretty crazy that if you come here then you need to know at least some Italian . You can...
try to explain with signs (That`s what i did first few days ) ...
If you are planning to come to Italy : buy Phrase book ,or download Google translator application in you phone witch is very good and easy to use . even if someone ask`s something to me on street i just simply take my phone out , write inside word, translate , write answer, translate and then read it ! Sound funny (And looks too ) , but that is way to communicate . and seems that Italian`s are fine with this . I never tried translator , maybe only for one or two word , but now i see that with Translator you can go travel and be able to communicate . if you can not read language then you can listen to it first and repeat !
For now i can speak few word`s and understand a little , but hopefully soon i will get better !