Italian Vocabulary

The Italian vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: uno  Audio Two: due  Audio Three: tre  Audio
Four: quattro  Audio Five: cinque  Audio Six: sei  Audio
Seven: sette  Audio Eight: otto  Audio Nine: nove  Audio
Ten: dieci  Audio First: primo  Audio Second: secondo  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: lunedi  Audio Tuesday: martedì  Audio Wednesday: mercoledì  Audio
Thursday: giovedi  Audio Friday: venerdì  Audio Saturday: sabato  Audio
Sunday: domenica  Audio Now: ora  Audio Yesterday: ieri  Audio
Today: oggi  Audio Tonight: stasera  Audio Tomorrow: domani  Audio


Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: frutta  Audio Apples: mele  Audio
Bananas: banane  Audio Tomatoes: pomodori  Audio
Potatoes: patate  Audio Onions: cipolle  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: rosso  Audio Green: verde  Audio Blue: blu  Audio
White: bianco  Audio Black: nero  Audio Grey: grigio  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: prima colazione  Audio Lunch: pranzo  Audio
Dinner: cena  Audio Milk: latte  Audio
Coffee: caffè  Audio Bread: pane  Audio


Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: soleggiato  Audio Windy: ventoso  Audio Rainy: piovoso  Audio
Snowy: innevato  Audio Cold: freddo  Audio Hot: caldo  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: ragazzo  Audio Girl: ragazza  Audio
Son: figlio  Audio Daughter: figlia  Audio
Brother: fratello  Audio Sister: sorella  Audio
Man: uomo  Audio Woman: donna  Audio
Father: padre  Audio Mother: madre  Audio
Grandfather: nonno  Audio Grandmother: nonna  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: casa  Audio Toilet: bagno  Audio Room: camera  Audio
Bedroom: camera da letto  Audio Kitchen: cucina  Audio Table: tavolo  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: gatto  Audio Dog: cane  Audio Mouse: topo  Audio
Bird: uccello  Audio Cow: mucca  Audio Horse: cavallo  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: calze  Audio Shoes: scarpe  Audio Trousers: pantaloni  Audio
Shirt: camicia  Audio Sweater: felpa  Audio Coat: cappotto  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: inglese  Audio French: francese  Audio German: tedesco  Audio
Spanish: spagnolo  Audio Italian: italiano  Audio Portuguese: portoghese  Audio
Greek: greco  Audio Russian: russo  Audio Arabic: arabo  Audio
Hindi: hindi  Audio Chinese: cinese  Audio Japanese: giapponese  Audio


Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taxi  Audio Bus: autobus  Audio
Hotel: albergo  Audio Reservation: prenotazione  Audio
Airport: aeroporto  Audio Passport: passaporto  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: studente  Audio Teacher: insegnante  Audio Pen: penna  Audio
Books: libri  Audio Page: pagina  Audio Dictionary: dizionario  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: mano  Audio Feet: piedi  Audio Hair: capelli  Audio
Eye: occhio  Audio Mouth: bocca  Audio Nose: naso  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulanza  Audio Doctor: dottore  Audio
Hospital: ospedale  Audio Pharmacy: farmacia  Audio
Police: polizia  Audio Stomach Ache: mal di stomaco  Audio

As you can see, this Italian vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.