The Ultimate Italian Vocabulary List: 1000’s of Words and Phrases to Learn
Drop that dictionary! You don’t need to learn all 250,000+ Italian words you’ll find in there.
Instead, dedicate your precious time to learning core vocabulary words—words that will form the foundation of your Italian learning and allow you to have real conversations.
Not sure where to start? Check out any of the Italian vocabulary lists linked below and study the ones that are relevant to you for a solid start to your collection of core Italian words.
- Core Vocabulary
- Travel and Survival Vocabulary
- Hobbies and Pastimes
- Date and Time
- Food, Drink and Restaurant Vocabulary
- Conversational Vocabulary
- Romantic Words and Phrases
- Slang and Casual Expressions
- Italian Sayings and Proverbs
- Easy Italian Words for English Speakers to Pick Up
- Miscellaneous Fun Vocabulary
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Your core vocabulary is a relatively small but very important collection of Italian words that you should know inside and out. These are the most common essentials that you’ll find yourself drawing from on a regular basis. Get started with the most important core vocabulary, like colors, body parts, weather expressions and more.
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Travel and Survival Vocabulary
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Miscellaneous Fun Vocabulary
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You’re ready to take on the Italian-speaking world with all these Italian vocabulary words and expressions in your bag. Bravo! (Great job!)