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Your first 25 Italian words

Have you started your new class yet?

Not yet?

Have you ever learnt some Italian words?

I recommend that you learn some useful words before starting your Italian course.

I use to teach these 25 particular words, keep in mind that Italian is a phonetic language, which means words are pronounced as written.
Do you remember “DO” “RE” “MI” “FA” SOL” “LA” “SI” “DO”? OK! So you can pronounce Italian

After = dopo
And = e
Because/Why = perché
But = ma
Correct = giusto/corretto
Difficult = difficile
Easy = facile
Excuse me = scusami
To Explain/I explain = spiegare/Io spiego
Help! = aiuto
How = come/quanto
Is = è
To Learn/I Learn = imparare/Io imparo
Mean = significare
To repeat = ripetere
Slowly = lentamente/piano piano
To Speak/I Speak = parlare/Io parlo
Then = poi/allora
To Understand/I Understand = capire/Io capisco
What = che/cosa/che cosa
When = quando
Where = dove
Who = chi
Word = parola
Wrong = sbagliato/non corretto



21 Responses to “Your first 25 Italian words”

  1. […] in Italy or to speak with Italian friend or teacher in your country. Anyway, You can find the first little vocabulary (only 25 basic words) on page “Italian classes” where I usually write all the little lessons that I think for you […]

    • Jay said

      Can your help me out on the best way to remember the 25 words? grazie

      • Monica said

        Crea le tue flashcard e poi usa il vocabolario nelle frasi di senso compiuto.

        Buono studio!

      • Jay said

        Tell me if this is right. I should learn the first 25 words and make small sentances using them. per example, I tell my dog, andare alle’ automobile. Is that the idea? Grazie, Jay

      • Monica said

        Sì Jay, esatto: dico al mio cane di andare all’automobile (alla macchina)

        o “Che ora è, per favore?”
        o “Che c’è in quel panino?”
        o “Un caffè, grazie!”


  2. eiyhel said

    thanks for creating this website,,, hope you’ll continue updating this website so i can learn little by little^^ gracie mille^^ -> non lo so se mia grammatica è sbagliato^^ more power to you guyz^^

  3. eiyhel said

    wah.. i mean grazie

  4. Monica Corrias said

    Ciao, “grazie mille” per i tuoi commenti.
    La tua grammatica non è molto “sbagliata” (grammatica è femminile, quindi devi dire “sbagliata” – al femminile).
    Io continuerò ad aggiornate questo sito (= I’ll continue updating this website) e spero (= I hope) di vederti (= to see you) ancora (= again) qui (= here).
    A presto.

  5. patty hinds said

    se puede esta clase pero en espanol?

  6. Monica said

    lo siento, me gustaria mucho, pero no puedo hablar espagnol 😦

  7. Monica said

    Hola Patty,
    esto es en español, para usted y para todos aquellos que hablan español.


    Gracias a Barbara

  8. SANDRA B. said

    hi my name i sandra, i’m from panama :). i like listen to italian people talking It’s wonderfull. so i would like to learn, what is the best way to start learning italian, i wuold like to be trilingual. byeeeeeeee:)

  9. Scott said

    Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to put forth a site like this. My girlfriend is from Italy and it seems I will be relocating there to be with her. I’m obviously a bit nervous about learning how to speak a new language. I know a lot of words already, but it seems my weakness will be the grammar aspect. I appreciate all you can do to aid me in my quest to conquer the italian language and share my girlfriends native language with her.

    • Monica said

      Ciao Scott e grazie per il commento.
      Se hai qualche domanda sulla grammatica, scrivi! Ma ricorda che devi ascoltare e parlare italiano, non solo studiare la grammatica.
      Ciao e buono studio.

  10. Suzy Corcoran said

    Ciao e Grazie!
    Do you know any good Italian childrens songs/nursery rhymes? I have looked on the web, but it would be nice if you could point me in the right direction, or even add some to this marvellous site.

  11. Monica Y said

    Ciao Monica
    Mio compagno e italiano. Sono Monica e cinese abito in Londre. Grazie Mille per questo sito. Bisogno di imparare Italiano perche la madre di mio compagno parla solo italiano. Io voglio parlare italiano perche mi piace la lingua. Scusami mio povere italiano. (I am trying to read and write as much as I can. I have two girls, one is 11 and one is 2. We are trying to learn as my partner’s family are very simpaticissimi therefore we cannot wait to master the language. Sorry for writing very badly but i hope to keep reading your site. Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful thing to help people who want to learn the language.
    Monica in London

    • Monica said

      Ciao Monica, grazie per quello che hai scritto: mi fa veramente piacere quando qualcuno trova utile quello che faccio.
      Non ti preoccupare per il tuo italiano: all’inizio è difficile per tutti, poi diventa più semplice. Insisti e prova a imparare una canzone italiana da cantare spesso con le tue bambine.
      Buono studio!
      P.s. prova con questa canzone 😉
      “Ci vuole un fiore”

  12. Jay said

    I really like your approach to teaching this language. My problem is how can I remember the words. There must be a way to do this.

    • Monica said

      Hai provato a memorizzare delle frasi di senso compiuto?
      Per esempio:
      – Che (cosa) significa “tavolo”?
      – Cosa c’è sul “tavolo”?
      – Che (cosa) significa “bicchiere”?
      – Come si pronuncia “bicchiere”?
      – Che cos’è quello?
      – Come si pronuncia “cucchiaino”?
      – Vorrei un piatto di spaghetti ai frutti di mare
      – Come si pronuncia la parola “spaghetti”?
      – Che (cosa) significa “mare”?

      Sono molto utili anche i post-it, ma soprattutto le canzoni

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