Italian (italiano)

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Why learn Italian?

Learning Italian improves the knowledge of your own language. Your marketable skills in the global economy are improved when you master Italian. Analytical skills improve when you study Italian. Studying Italian offers a sense of the past: culturally and linguistically.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Italian?

Italian is rated as a category 1 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered very easy for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 24 weeks (or 600 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Italian Alphabet & Pronunciation

The letters J (I lunga 'long I'), K (cappa), W (V doppia or doppia V 'double V'), X (ics) and Y (ipsilon or I greca 'Greek I') are used for loanwords only, with few exceptions. In addition, grave, acute and circumflex accents may modify vowel letters.

Aa
(a)
Bb
(bi)
Cc
(ci)
Dd
(di)
Ee
(e)
Ff
(effe)
Gg
(gi)
Hh
(acca)
Ii
(i)
Ll
(elle)
Mm
(emme)
Nn
(enne)
Oo
(o)
Pp
(pi)
Qq
(cu)
Rr
(erre)
Ss
(esse)
Tt
(ti)
Uu
(u)
Vv
(vi)
Zz
(zeta)

Basic Phrases in Italian

HelloCiao
GoodbyeAddio
Yes
NoNo
Excuse meMi scusi
PleasePer favore
Thank youGrazie
You are welcomePrego
Do you speak englishLei parla inglese?
Do you understandCapisci?
I understandCapisco
I do not understandNon capisco
How are youCome stai?
Fine thanksBene grazie!
What is your nameCome ti chiami?
My name isIl mio nome è
Pleased to meet youPiacere di conoscerti

Italian Grammar

Italian Nouns

ManUomo
WomanDonna
BoyRagazzo
GirlUna ragazza
CatGatto
DogCane
FishPesce
WaterAcqua
MilkLatte
EggUovo
HouseCasa
FlowerFiore
TreeAlbero
ShirtCamicia
PantsPantaloni

Italian Adjectives

Colors in Italian

BlackNero
WhiteBianca
RedRosso
OrangeArancia
YellowGiallo
GreenVerde
BlueBlu
PurpleViola
PinkRosa
GrayGrigio
BrownMarrone

Numbers in Italian

ZeroZero
OneUno
TwoDue
ThreeTre
FourQuattro
FiveCinque
SixSei
SevenSette
EightOtto
NineNove
TenDieci
ElevenUndici
TwelveDodici
TwentyVenti
ThirtyTrenta
FortyQuaranta
FiftyCinquanta
SixtySessanta
SeventySettanta
EightyOttanta
NinetyNovanta
HundredCentinaio
ThousandMille

Italian Verbs

To beEssere
To haveAvere
To wantVolere
To needAver bisogno
To helpAiutare
To goAndare
To comeVenire
To eatMangiare
To drinkBere
To speakParlare

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Italian Sentences

AndE
OrO
ButMa
BecausePerché
WithCon
AlsoAnche
HoweverTuttavia
NeitherNessuno dei due
Nor
IfSe
ThenPoi

Useful Italian Vocabulary

Italian Questions

WhoChi
WhatChe cosa
WhenQuando
WhereDove
WhyPerché
HowCome
How manyQuanti
How muchQuanto

Days of the Week in Italian

MondayLunedi
TuesdayMartedì
WednesdayMercoledì
ThursdayGiovedi
FridayVenerdì
SaturdaySabato
SundayDomenica
YesterdayIeri
TodayOggi
TomorrowDomani

Months in Italian

JanuaryGennaio
FebruaryFebbraio
MarchMarzo
AprilAprile
MayMaggio
JuneGiugno
JulyLuglio
AugustAgosto
SeptemberSettembre
OctoberOttobre
NovemberNovembre
DecemberDicembre

Seasons in Italian

WinterInverno
SpringPrimavera
SummerEstate
AutumnAutunno

Telling Time in Italian

What time is itChe ore sono?
HoursOre
MinutesMinuti
SecondsSecondi
O clockAlle
HalfMetà
Quarter pastUn quarto e un quarto
BeforePrima
AfterDopo