Imperative

Italian Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Italian imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Italian is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Italian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

The Imperative in Italian

Imperative Italian Audio
Go!Vai!
Stop!Fermati!
Don't Go!Non andare!
Stay!Stai fermo!
Leave!Parti! (or) Vattene!
Come here!Vieni qui!
Go there!Vai là!
Enter (the room)!Entra (nella stanza)!
Speak!Parla!
Be quiet!Sta zitto!
Turn rightGira a destra
Turn leftGira a sinistra
Go straightVai dritto!
Wait!Aspetta!
Let's go!Andiamo!
Be careful!Fai attenzione!
Sit down!Siediti!
Let me show you!Lascia che ti faccia vedere!
Listen!Ascolta!
Write it down!Scrivilo!

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Italian

Places Italian Audio
BankBanca
BeachSpiaggia
DesertDeserto
EarthTerra
ForestForesta
GardenGiardino
HospitalOspedale
IslandIsola
LakeLago
MoonLuna
MountainMontagna
RiverFiume
SeaMare
SkyCielo
StarsStelle
SunSole
I can see the starsPosso vedere le stelle
I want to go to the beachVoglio andare in spiaggia
The moon is full tonightStanotte c'è la luna piena
This is a beautiful gardenQuesto è un bel giardino

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Italian

Household Italian Audio
BedLetto
BedroomCamera da letto
CarpetTappeto
CeilingSoffitto
ChairSedia
ComputerComputer (or) PC
DeskScrivania
DoorPorta
FurnitureMobili (or) arredo
HouseCasa
KitchenCucina
RefrigeratorFrigorifero
RoofTetto
RoomCamera
StoveStufa (or) Cucina
TableTavolo
TelevisionTelevisione
ToiletBagno
WallMuro
WindowFinestra

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Daily Conversation in Italian

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Italian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Italian

English Italian Audio
Can you close the door?Puoi chiudere la porta?
Can you open the window?Puoi aprire la finestra?
I need to use the computerDevo usare il PC
I need to use the toiletDevo usare il bagno
I'm watching televisionSto guardando la TV
This room is very bigQuesta stanza è molto grande
Holiday WishesAuguri per le vacanze
Good luck!Buona fortuna
Happy birthday!Buon compleanno!
Happy new year!Felice anno nuovo!
Merry Christmas!Buon Natale!
Congratulations!Felicitazioni!
Enjoy! (before eating)Buon appetito
Bless you (when sneezing)Salute
Best wishes!Auguri!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Italian about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Italian Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Italian homepage.

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