Avere – to have

Avere - to have - Italian verbAvere is one of the most common and useful Italian verbs and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood. Avere literally means “to have,” but also serves an an auxiliary verb and is found in many idiomatic expressions.

   

   

Body

Italian body parts
Knowing the parts of the body can come in handy when playing sports, clothes shopping, seeing the doctor, and more. Learn how to talk about your body in Italian, from head to toe.

   

C

Italian alphabetIn Italian, the pronunciation of the letter C depends on the other letters around it.

   

C’è | Ci sono

C'è ci sono
There are few expressions more useful than c’è and ci sono, the Italian equivalents of “there is” and “there are.”

   

Calendar

Italian calendar
Knowing the Italian days of the week, months of the year, and seasons will come in handy when traveling, making plans with friends, talking about history, and lots more.

   

Clothing

Italian clothing
Learn the Italian words for clothing so that you can dress yourself in Italian. Click any underlined word or phrase to hear it pronounced.

   

Colors

Italian drinks
What do buying clothes, talking about art, and shopping for fruits and vegetables have in common? Color! If you want to make sure to buy red tomatoes and critique an artist’s use of green, you’ll need to know the Italian colors.

   

Credere – to believe

Credere - Italian verbCredere is one of the most common Italian verbs and is used much like its English equivalent: "to believe."