Ready to learn some basic Italian words?

If you are planning a holiday in Italy or travelling for work, learning some basic Italian words is very useful to be able to communicate in daily situations where you might need to use the Italian language. Besides, showing a little knowledge of the language would be much appreciated by natives!

Even if you have not studied much Italian, having these words at hand will help you a lot, especially when other people don’t speak your language and would not be able to interact with you or answer your questions.

Just saying some of these words will be essential to make others understand what you are looking for or what you need, which is the key point to attract attention and ask information.

Let’s go through 50 Italian words to learn!

1 Ciao –> Hi

2 Buongiorno –> Good morning

3 Buonasera –> Good evening

4 Buonanotte –> Good night

5 Arrivederci –> Goodbye

8 Mattina –> Morning

9 Pomeriggio –> Afternoon

10 Sera –> Evening

11 Notte –> Night

12 Giorno –> Day

13 Settimana –>Week

14 Mese –> Month

15 Anno –> Year

16 Età –> Age

17 Nome –> Name

18 Cognome –> Surname

19 Indirizzo –> Address

20 Città –> City

21 Paese –> Country

22 Numero –> Number

23 Telefono –> Telephone

24 Via –> Street

25 Piazza –> Square

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26 Casa –> House

27 Albergo –> Hotel

28 Ristorante –> Restaurant

29 Farmacia –> Pharmacy

30 Negozio –> Shop

31 Ospedale –> Hospital

32 Teatro –> Theatre

33 Cinema –> Cinema

34 Supermercato –> Supermarket

35 Stazione –> Station

36 Treno –> Train

37 Aeroporto –> Airport

38 Volo –> Flight

39 Macchina –> Car

40 Metropolitana –> Underground

41 Dove –> Where

42 Quando –> When

43 Ora –> Time

44 Essere –> To be

45 Avere –> To have

46 Andare –> To go

47 Mangiare –> To eat

48 Pagare –> To pay

49 Partire –> To leave/to depart

50 Aiutare –> To help

Have you already come across some of these words? You might have heard them many times if you travel to Italy or if you have Italian friends or family: it’s just a matter of practice now!

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