Adjectives

Italian Lesson 2 (Adjectives and Food)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Adjectives

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.

Adjectives List in Italian

Adjectives Italian Audio
Tallalto
Shortcorto
Biggrande
Widelargo (or) ampio
Longlungo
Smallpiccolo
Thickspesso
Thinsottile
Newnuovo
Old (opposite of new)vecchio
Cheapeconomico
Expensivecostoso
Younggiovane / giovani
Old (opposite of young)vecchio
Wrongsbagliato
Right (correct)corretto
Goodbuono
Badcattivo
Difficultdifficile
Easyfacile

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.

Italian Adjectives in a Sentence

English Italian Audio
Am I right or wrong?Ho ragione o torto?
Is he younger or older than you?è più giovane di te o più vecchio?
Is the test easy or difficult?Questo test è facile o difficile?
Is this book new or old?Questo libro è nuovo o vecchio?
This is so expensiveQuesto è molto costoso

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Vocabulary List about Food

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.

Food List in Italian

Food Italian Audio
BreakfastPrima colazione
LunchPranzo
DinnerCena
MealPasto
ApplesMele
AvocadosAvocado
BananasBanane
BeansFagioli
BreadPane
ButterBurro
Carrots Carote
CheeseFormaggio
ChickenPollo
CoffeeCaffè
CornGranturco
CucumbersCetrioli
EggsUova
FigsFichi
FishPesce
FoodCibo
FruitFrutta
GarlicAglio
GrapesUva
Ice creamGelato
LemonsLimoni
LettuceLattuga
MeatCarne
MilkLatte
OlivesOlive
OnionsCipolle
Orange juiceSpremuta d'arancia
OrangesArance
PeachesPesche
PearsPere
PeppersPeperoni
PineapplesAnanas
PizzaPizza
PotatoesPatate
PumpkinZucca
SaladInsalata
SaltSale
SandwichPanino
Soda (like Coke)Bevanda gassata
StrawberriesFragole
SugarZucchero
Tea
TomatoesPomodori
VegetablesVerdura
WaterAcqua
WatermelonMelone

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Daily Conversation in Italian

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!

Common Expressions in Italian

English Italian Audio
Are you thirsty?Hai sete?
I'm hungryHo fame
Do you have a bottle of water?Avete una bottiglia d'acqua?
Breakfast is readyLa colazione è pronta
What kind of food do you like?Cosa ti piace mangiare?
I like cheeseMi piacciono i formaggi
Bananas taste sweetLe banane sono dolci
I don't like cucumberNon mi piacciono i cetrioli
I like bananasMi piacciono le banane
Lemons taste sourI limoni sono aspri
This fruit is deliciousQuesto frutto è delizioso
Vegetables are healthyLe verdure fanno bene
Hi!Ciao!
Good morning!Buon giorno!
Good afternoon!Buon pomeriggio!
Good evening!Buona sera!
Welcome!Benvenuto!
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?
GoodBuono

Fun Facts

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.

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