Q

Italian alphabetIn Italian, as in English, the letter Q is always followed by U, and it’s pronounced like most English Qs are: [kw].

   

Subject Pronouns

Italian subject pronounsSubject pronouns are a type of personal pronoun that indicate who or what is performing the action of a verb.

   

Politeness

Italian politeness
After buongiorno, polite phrases like “please” and “thank you” are the most important Italian vocabulary you’ll ever learn. When you visit Italy, knowing just these few phrases will go a long way, even if the very next thing you say is Parla inglese?

   

Stare per – Very Near Future

Italian very near futureYou can explain what will happen in the very near future with the construction stare per + infinitive; for example, L’aereo sta per atterrare – “The plane is about to land.”

Train

Italian trains
Taking the train can be an excellent way to explore the country, so here’s the Italian vocabulary you need to navigate the station, buy tickets, and arrive safely at your destination. Buon viaggio!

   

Possessive di

Italian possessive diIn English, we use ‘s (apostrophe s) to indicate that one noun possesses another. The Italian equivalent is the preposition di, with the order of the nouns reversed.

   

Office

Italian office vocabulary
Whether you commute to a traditional 9 to 5 desk job or work at home with a computer and a cat on your lap, this Italian vocabulary will help you set up, navigate, and talk about your office.

   

Adverbs

Italian adverbsAn adverb is an invariable word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs can provide additional information about manner, quantity, frequency, time, or place – they explain when, how, where, how often, or to what degree something is done.