Pronouns

Italian Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 8th lesson contains the Italian pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common phrases. 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.

Pronouns

Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.

We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 forms 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.

Subject Pronouns in Italian

Pronouns Italian Audio
Iio
Youtu, lei
Heegli, lui
Sheella, lei
Wenoi
You (plural)Voi
Theyessi, loro
I love youIo ti amo
She is beautifulLei è bella
They are dancingLoro ballano
We are happyNoi siamo felici

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Italian

Pronouns Italian Audio
Meme, mi (to me)
Youte, ti (to you)
Himlui, gli (to him)
Herlei, le (to her)
Usnoi, ci (a noi)
You (plural)voi, vi (to You)
Themloro
Can you call us?Puoi chiamarci?
Give me your phone numberDammi il tuo numero di telefono
I can give you my emailTi posso dare la mia e-mail
Tell him to call meDigli di chiamarmi / Ditegli di chiamarmi

Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.

Possessive Pronouns Italian

Pronouns Italian Audio
Myil mio / la mia
Youril tuo / la tua
Hisil suo / la sua
Heril suo / la sua
Ouril nostro / la nostra
Your (plural)il vostro / la vostra
Theiril / la loro
His email is...La sua mail è ....
My phone number is...Il mio numero di telefono è...
Our dream is to visit SpainIl nostro sogno è visitare la Spagna
Their country is beautifulQuesto Il loro paese è bello

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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Italian

Pronouns Italian Audio
Mineil mio / la mia or i miei / le mie (singular or plural)
Yoursil tuo / la tua / i tuoi / le tue
Hisil suo / la sua / i suoi / le sue
Hersil suo / la sua or i suoi / le sue
Oursil nostro / la nostra or i nostri / le nostre
Yours (plural)il vostro / la vostra (or) i vostri / le vostre
Theirsil loro / la loro or i loro / le loro
Is this pen yours?E' tua questa penna? (informal) E' sua questa penna? (formal)
The book is mineIl libro è mio
The shoes are hersLe scarpe sono sue
Victory is oursLa vittoria è nostra!

Vocabulary List about Travel

Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.

Travel List in Italian

Travel Italian Audio
AirplaneAereo
AirportAeroporto
BusAutobus
Bus stationStazione degli autobus
CarAuto
FlightVolo
For businessPer lavoro
For pleasurePer piacere
Help DeskInformazioni
HotelAlbergo; Hotel
LuggageBagaglio (singular); Bagagli (plural)
ParkingParcheggio
PassportPassaporto
ReservationPrenotazione
TaxiTaxi
TicketBiglietto
To travelViaggiare
TourismTurismo
Train (noun)Treno
Train stationStazione ferroviaria
By trainVia treno; col treno
By carcon l'auto; in auto
By buscon l'autobus; in autobus
By taxicon il taxi; in taxi
By airplanecon l'aereo; in aereo

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Daily Conversation in Italian

Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Italian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Italian

English Italian Audio
Do you accept credit cards?Accettate carte di credito?
How much will it cost?Quanto costerà?
I have a reservationHo una prenotazione
I'd like to rent a carVorrei noleggiare una macchina
I'm here on business / on vacation.Sono qui per lavoro / in vacanza
Is this seat taken?Questa sedia è occupata?
It was nice meeting youE' stato un piacere fare la sua conoscenza (formal); Mi ha fatto piacere conoscerti (informal)
Take this! (when giving something)Prendi! (informal); Prenda! (formal)
Do you like it?Ti piace?
I really like it!Mio piace molto!
I'm just kiddingSto scherzando
I'm hungryHo fame
I'm thirstyHo sete

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..

Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in Italian about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Italian Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Italian homepage.

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