# How to start speaking Italian from the very first day! The first 30 Italian words to be learnt!

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Alessandro Anglais
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How to start speaking Italian from the very first day! The first 30 Italian words to be learnt!


Speaking in a new language is the biggest challenge you face when you study it … it's usually a bit hard to win the fear, especially at the beginning and the very first step, your very first conversation is the hardest! Then the fear of talking in that language will decrease step by step. At the same time, the best way to learn a language is by trying to speak from the very beginning.

With this article, I would like to help you speak your very first sentences in Italian!! Yes, even if you know nothing about Italian language, you will be surprised how you will be able to say ( on your own ) many sentences at the end of this article! The method that I am going to explain, can be used in any language ( not only Italian ), but since I am a teacher of Italian language, I will explain how I use this method with my students.

I have always suggested to my students not to worry about grammar too much at the beginning. The goal of this method is to talk as much as possible ( Even if you do that with some grammatical mistakes ). Then with time, you will improve and your mistakes will always be fewer and fewer.

As I said before, even if you know nothing about Italian language, you will be able to make many sentences at the end of this article but from where should you start? How can you start talking if you know nothing in Italian?

I suggest my students to learn 10 nouns, 10 verbs and 10 adjectives. If you do that, you can potentially create 1000 sentences!! Of course not all of these sentences would make sense, but 700 sentences would make it. Not bad as a beginning, right??

Ok let's start then!

Nouns:-

1- L'uomo ( the man )

2- La donna ( the lady)

3- Il bambino (the child )

4- La casa (the house)

5- La macchina (the car )

6- Il libro (the book)

7- Il panino (the sandwich)

8- Il denaro (the money )

9- La città ( the city)

10- Il gatto (the cat)

Notice that the nouns that end with "O" are masculine while the nouns that end with "A" are feminine
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Verbs :-

1- Essere (to be)

Io sono (I am)

Tu sei (you singular are)

Lui è (he is )

Lei è (she is )

Noi siamo (we are)

Voi siete (you plural are )

Loro sono (they are )
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2- Comprare (to buy)

Io compro (I buy)

Tu compri (you singular buy)

Lui compra (he buys )

Lei compra (she buys)

Noi compriamo (we buy)

Voi comprate (you plural buy)

Loro comprano (they buy)
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3- Mangiare (to eat)

Io mangio (I eat)

Tu mangi (you singular eat)

Lui mangia (he eats )

Lei mangia (she eats)

Noi mangiamo (we eat)

Voi mangiate (you plural eat)

Loro mangiano (they eat)
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4- Avere (to have )

Io ho (I have )

Tu hai (you singular have)

Lui ha (he has )

Lei ha (she has)

Noi abbiamo (we have)

Voi avete (you plural have)

Loro hanno (they have)
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5- Vedere (to see )

Io vedo (I see )

Tu vedi (you singular see)

Lui vede (he sees )

Lei vede (she sees)

Noi vediamo (we see)

Voi vedete (you plural see)

Loro vedono (they see)
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6- Diventare (to become )

Io divento (I become )

Tu diventi (you singular become)

Lui diventa (he becomes )

Lei diventa (she becomes)

Noi diventiamo (we become)

Voi diventate (you plural become)

Loro diventano (they become)

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7- Dare (to give )

Io do (I give )

Tu dai (you singular give)

Lui da (he gives )

Lei da (she gives)

Noi diamo (we give)

Voi date (you plural give)

Loro danno (they give)
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8- Prendere (to take )

Io prendo (I take )

Tu prendi (you singular take)

Lui prende (he takes )

Lei prende (she takes)

Noi prendiamo (we take)

Voi prendete (you plural take)

Loro prendono (they take)
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9- Amare (to love )

Io amo (I love )

Tu ami (you singular love)

Lui ama (he loves )

Lei ama (she loves)

Noi amiamo (we love)

Voi amate (you plural love)

Loro amano (they love)
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10 - Volere (to want)

Io voglio (I want )

Tu vuoi (you singular want)

Lui vuole (he wants )

Lei vuole (she wants)

Noi vogliamo (we want)

Voi volete (you plural want)

Loro vogliono (they want)
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Adjectives :-

1- Alto ( tall )

2- Bello (beautiful)

3- Brutto ( ugly)

4- Nero ( black)

5- Buono (good / tasty )

6- Caldo ( hot)

7- Freddo ( cold)

8- Grasso ( fat )

9- Nuovo ( new )

10- Piccolo ( small)
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As you have seen, you have to learn a bit more than 30 words since you have to learn the pronouns and the conjugation of the verbs as well as, a small rule that you should know about adjectives :

Adjectives differ in the Italian language according to gender and number:-

1- Above, all the adjectives are written in singular masculine form, that's why they all end with "O",

2- If you want to do the feminine singular form, then replace the "O" with an "A".

For example :- Alta, bella, brutta, nera etc

3- If you want to do the masculine plural form, then replace the "O" with an "I"

For example :- Alti, belli, brutti, neri etc

4- If you want to do the feminine plural form, then replace the "O" with an "E"

For example :- Alte, belle, brutte, nere etc

It is a small rule and it is definitely possible to remember it!

I have chosen these words because I think they are useful and daily used, but feel free to replace them with other words which you think can be more suitable to you!

Let's see some examples of the sentences that you can do with these words!

1- L'uomo è alto. ( the man is tall )

2- Il bambino mangia il panino. ( the child eats the sandwich )

3- La città diventa bella. ( The city becomes beautiful )

4- La macchina è nera ( The car is black)

As you can see, it's possible to create many other sentences. Now the last thing I want to say is: take advantage of every opportunity and use these sentences! It can be the first step towards your goal to speak Italian. Don't let your fear of making mistakes or your worry about grammar stop you from reaching your goal and from speaking Italian!

I wish you all GOOD LUCK!
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Ciao! I am Italian from Reggio Calabria : A lovely city in southern Italy! I'm a teacher of Italian language since 2014. If you want to learn Italian, I will be very happy to help you! I have got a certificate as " Teacher of Italian Language for foreigners " from the University of Dante Alighieri in Reggio Calabria. I have been teaching Italian since 2014. I teach students of all levels, from A1 until C2. I also prepare students to International exams such as PLIDA and CILS. In our first lesson, I would like to know YOUR goals and aims, in order we work to reach them together, I will prepare a specific and individual program JUST FOR YOU!! My lessons are enjoyable, because we will not just discuss language and grammar, but also cultural sides and curious stuff as well. In the lessons you will also watch movies and listen to songs in order to practice what you have learnt. I believe practice is the right way in order to learn a language, so you will start practicing, practicing and practicing from the first lesson, in order you can feel your improvements day after day! I have studied several languages such as : English, Spanish, Arabic and Russian. Therefore, I know the difficulties that students may face when they study a new language. I can teach adults and children as well. I am Italian mother tongue and I also speak English and Arabic fluently. I hope to see you soon in a lesson. A presto!
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Ciao! I am Italian from Reggio Calabria : A lovely city in southern Italy! I'm a teacher of Italian language since 2014. If you want to learn Italian, I will be very happy to help you! I have got a certificate as " Teacher of Italian Language for foreigners " from the University of Dante Alighieri in Reggio Calabria. I have been teaching Italian since 2014. I teach students of all levels, from A1 until C2. I also prepare students to International exams such as PLIDA and CILS. In our first lesson, I would like to know YOUR goals and aims, in order we work to reach them together, I will prepare a specific and individual program JUST FOR YOU!! My lessons are enjoyable, because we will not just discuss language and grammar, but also cultural sides and curious stuff as well. In the lessons you will also watch movies and listen to songs in order to practice what you have learnt. I believe practice is the right way in order to learn a language, so you will start practicing, practicing and practicing from the first lesson, in order you can feel your improvements day after day! I have studied several languages such as : English, Spanish, Arabic and Russian. Therefore, I know the difficulties that students may face when they study a new language. I can teach adults and children as well. I am Italian mother tongue and I also speak English and Arabic fluently. I hope to see you soon in a lesson. A presto!

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