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I don’t know about you, but recently I have been feeling pretty filled to the brim with tasks to do, and that reminded me of all of the things I say in Italian to tell others that I have a lot on my plate.

I’m sure many of you are in the same boat, and so I thought I would share my favorite expressions with you.

1) Ho una miriade di cose da fare. - I have a lot of things to do.

2) Ho una marea di lavoro da svolgere. - I have a tide (a load) of work to carry out.

3) Ho un sacco di cose da fare. - I have a sack of things to do./I have a lot on my plate.

4) Sono impegnato/a - impegnatissimo/a. - I’m really busy.

5) Sono sommerso/a dal lavoro! - I’m overwhelmed by work!

6) Sono in ritardo! - I’m late!

7) Scusi, possiamo parlare dopo? Sono di fretta. - Sorry, can we chat later? I’m in a rush.

8) Vado di fretta. - I’m in a rush.

9) Il tempo è volato! Scusi, devo scappare o farò tardi! - The time flew by! Sorry, I gotta’ run or I’ll be late!

If you’re saying this to a friend, use “scusami - sorry” instead of the formal “scusi.”

10) Sto per perdere (il treno)! - I’m about to miss the train!

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