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 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.
Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.
|Me||me, mi (to me)|
|You||te, ti (to you)|
|Him||lui, gli (to him)|
|Her||lei, le (to her)|
|Us||noi, ci (a noi)|
|You (plural)||voi, vi (to You)|
|Can you call us?||Puoi chiamarci?|
|Give me your phone number||Dammi il tuo numero di telefono|
|I can give you my email||Ti posso dare la mia e-mail|
|Tell him to call me||Digli 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.
|My||il mio / la mia|
|Your||il tuo / la tua|
|His||il suo / la sua|
|Her||il suo / la sua|
|Our||il nostro / la nostra|
|Your (plural)||il vostro / la vostra|
|Their||il / la loro|
|His email is...||La sua mail è ....|
|My phone number is...||Il mio numero di telefono è...|
|Our dream is to visit Spain||Il nostro sogno è visitare la Spagna|
|Their country is beautiful||Questo 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!
|Mine||il mio / la mia or i miei / le mie (singular or plural)|
|Yours||il tuo / la tua / i tuoi / le tue|
|His||il suo / la sua / i suoi / le sue|
|Hers||il suo / la sua or i suoi / le sue|
|Ours||il nostro / la nostra or i nostri / le nostre|
|Yours (plural)||il vostro / la vostra (or) i vostri / le vostre|
|Theirs||il 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 mine||Il libro è mio|
|The shoes are hers||Le scarpe sono sue|
|Victory is ours||La vittoria è nostra!|
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.
|Bus station||Stazione degli autobus|
|For business||Per lavoro|
|For pleasure||Per piacere|
|Luggage||Bagaglio (singular); Bagagli (plural)|
|Train station||Stazione ferroviaria|
|By train||Via treno; col treno|
|By car||con l'auto; in auto|
|By bus||con l'autobus; in autobus|
|By taxi||con il taxi; in taxi|
|By airplane||con l'aereo; in aereo|
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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!
|Do you accept credit cards?||Accettate carte di credito?|
|How much will it cost?||Quanto costerà?|
|I have a reservation||Ho una prenotazione|
|I'd like to rent a car||Vorrei 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 you||E' 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 kidding||Sto scherzando|
|I'm hungry||Ho fame|
|I'm thirsty||Ho sete|
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.