This first lesson teaches the alphabet in Italian. This includes the script and pronunciation. If you stay with me from start to finish, I promise you that you will learn a lot. I will try to give examples using both words and sound. That way it will be easy for you to see the letters when they are separate and when they are in a word. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Italian Classes.
The alphabet is the building block of the Italian language. Usually it is the first thing a person should start learning, because without it, you can neither read nor write. This means that the following 30 min are going to be the most important in your learning quest. The Italian alphabet contains only 21 letters.
Below is the Italian alphabet in a table containing 3 columns: The sound of the Italian letters, the alphabet, examples which include the letter at the beginning, middle and at the end.
|Alaska, Maria, Panama|
|Bravo, Alabama, Lab|
|David, Granada, Ted|
|Franco, Cafe, Ralf|
|Golf, Gym, Logo|
|Silent [not pronounced]|
|Laura, Claudia, Brazil|
|New York, Anita, John|
|Okay, Hotel, Paulo|
|Panama, Filipa, Top|
|Robert, Portugal, Qatar|
|Sam, Eskimo, Paris|
|Taiwan, Ontario, Janet|
|Xray, Alexandria, Alex|
|Zulu, Amazon, Jazz|
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The following is a table showing common sentences. We recommend for you to click on the audio of each expression to hear how it is pronounced. That way you will be able to familiarize yourself with the Italian alphabet.
|In The Morning||Al mattino; di mattina|
|In the evening||Di sera|
|At Night||Di notte; Durante la notte|
|Hurry up!||Sbrigati! (informal); Faccia in fretta! (formal)|
|Some languages are hard||Alcune lingue sono difficili|
|Many students speak Korean||Molti studenti parlano coreano|
|How old is your sister?||Quanti anni ha tua sorella?|
|I love my husband||Amo mio marito|
|This is my wife||Questa è mia moglie|
|What's your brother called?||Come si chiama tuo fratello|
|Where does your father work?||Dove lavora tuo padre|
|Your daughter is very cute||Tua figlia è molto carina|
|What time is it?||Che ora è?|
|It's 10 o'clock||Sono le 10|
|Give me this!||Dammelo! ; Dammi questo!|
|I love you||Ti amo|
|Are you free tomorrow evening?||Sei libero domani sera? (to a men); Sei libera domani sera? (to a woman)|
|I would like to invite you for dinner||Vorrei invitarti a cena|
|Are you married?||Sei sposato? (m.) ; Sei sposata? (f.)|
|I'm single||Sono single|
|Would you marry me?||Vuoi sposarmi?|
|Can I have your phone number?||Posso avere il tuo numero di telefono?|
|Can I have your email?||Posso avere il tuo indirizzo mail?|
|Are you okay?||Sta bene? (formal) ; Stai bene? (informal)|
|Call a doctor!||Chiami un dottore|
|Call the ambulance!||Chiami un'ambulanza!|
|Call the police!||Chiami la polizia!|
|Calm down!||Si calmi! (formal); Calmati! (informal)|
|I feel sick||Mi sento male|
|It hurts here||Mi fa male in questo punto|
|It's urgent!||è urgente!|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||Dov'è la farmacia più vicina?|
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Congratulations! You finished your first alphabet lesson in Italian. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Italian Lesson 2. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Italian homepage.