Italian 101

Lesson 3

Italiano English
 Bugiardo  Liar
Smettila Stop it
Tu sei un bugiardo You are a liar
Smettere To stop
Sveglia Wake up
E ‘un bel giorno It is a beautiful day
Alzati, la colazione ‘e pronta Get up, breakfast is ready
Fai la doccia Have a shower
Va bene, mi lavo identi prima Okay, I’ll brush my teeth first
Letto Bed
Cuscino Pillow
 Io  I
Tu You
Lui He
Lei She
Esso (masculine)/ Essa (feminine) It
Noi We
Voi You
Loro They
Essi They (not persons)
 Io sono  I am
Tu sei You are
He/she is Lui/lei ‘e
It is Esso/essa ‘e
We are Noi siamo
You are Voi siete
They are Loro/essi sono


Alphabeto / Alphabet

       (Pronunciation tips)
a A a (as in car)
b B Bee
c C Chi (as in chicken)
d D Dee
e E E (as in eight)
f F Effe
g G Gee / or Ga (as in gaga) when used in gatto, Italian for cat
h H Acca / or H for Hotel
i I Ee
j J Jay
l L Elle
m M Emme
n N Enne
o O Oh
p P Pee
q Q Cu
r R Erre / or R for Roman
s S Esse / or S for Son
t T Tea
u U You
v V Vee/ or V for Value
z Z Zeta/ or Z for Zero

To listen to the MPEG-4 Audio files visit my website at to hear the alphabet, words, and phrases spoken in native Italian and native English (New Zealand).

Published by Alice Letts

Online training for parents and children. Online piano and music tutoring. Online tutoring for English as a Second Language (ESOL) with an emphasis on pronunciation. Online meditation coaching for parents and how to incorporate meditation into daily family life.

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