Essential Italian

Essential Italian phrases
Knowing just a few key words and phrases can be very helpful in your Italian classes, while traveling in Italy, and everywhere in between.

   

Family

Italian family
Learn how to talk about your entire family in Italian, including step-family, family-in-law, adoptive family, and more.

   

   

Food

Italian food
Food is a necessity, and can also be a source of great pleasure. Being able to talk about Italian food will come in handy while shopping, dining, traveling, and entertaining friends, so check out this vocab list for Italian food, including the basic food groups and related verbs. Buon appetito!

   

   

Halloween

Italian Halloween vocabulary
Halloween is not an Italian holiday, but learning the Italian translations for Halloween vocabulary can be fun, especially for younger students. Happy Halloween!

Hanukkah

Italian Hanukkah vocabulary
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah lasts for eight days sometime between late November and the end of each year. The dates vary because they are not based on the Gregorian calendar, aka solar calendar. Hanukkah begins on the 25th of Kislev, the ninth month in the Hebrew calendar.

   

Home and Furniture

Italian home and furniture vocabulary
Home is where the heart is – not to mention the refrigerator, computer, and bed. Learn Italian vocabulary related to your home and furniture.

   

How are you? Fine.

How are you? Fine. Italian pleasantries
Before you dive into a conversation, it’s nice to exchange a few pleasantries. Greetings are first, of course, and then if you know the person, it’s typical to ask how they are.