This second lesson teaches many important aspect in Italian like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. 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.
Knowing adjectives in Italian is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "good", "bad", "right", "wrong" etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. Italian is easy.
Below is a list of 20 adjectives 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.
|Wide||largo (or) ampio|
|Old (opposite of new)||vecchio|
|Young||giovane / giovani|
|Old (opposite of young)||vecchio|
Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Italian sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
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Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.
|Orange juice||Spremuta d'arancia|
|Soda (like Coke)||Bevanda gassata|
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Finally, a list of sentences If you simply want to ask a question, please vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Italian Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you thirsty?||Hai sete?|
|I'm hungry||Ho fame|
|Do you have a bottle of water?||Avete una bottiglia d'acqua?|
|Breakfast is ready||La colazione è pronta|
|What kind of food do you like?||Cosa ti piace mangiare?|
|I like cheese||Mi piacciono i formaggi|
|Bananas taste sweet||Le banane sono dolci|
|I don't like cucumber||Non mi piacciono i cetrioli|
|I like bananas||Mi piacciono le banane|
|Lemons taste sour||I limoni sono aspri|
|This fruit is delicious||Questo frutto è delizioso|
|Vegetables are healthy||Le verdure fanno bene|
|Good morning!||Buon giorno!|
|Good afternoon!||Buon pomeriggio!|
|Good evening!||Buona sera!|
|How are you? (informal)||Come stai?|
|How are you? (formal)||Come sta?|
|What's up? (colloquial)||Che c'è di nuovo?|
|I'm fine, thank you!||Sto bene, grazie!|
|And you? (informal)||E tu?|
|And you? (formal)||E Lei?|
Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.
Congratulations! You finished your second lesson in Italian about adjectives, and food. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Italian Lesson 3. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Italian homepage.