Italian Basic Phrases Exercises

italian basic phrases exercises

Buongiorno, studente! As your Italian teacher, I am thrilled to guide you through the process of learning our bella lingua – the beautiful Italian language.

Today, we’ll be focusing on mastering basic Italian phrases, sentence construction, vocabulary and translation.

Understanding and using these phrases will give you a solid foundation to communicate effectively in Italian. It’s important to practice, as language learning is a journey that requires patience and dedication. Now, let’s dive in!


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – Italian Basic Phrases


a) posso / un / avere / caffè

Posso avere un caffè?


b) non / capisco / parlo / inglese, / non


c) bene, / grazie / e / tu / sto / ?


d) a / casa / mia / vado


e) mi / Maria / e / tu / chiamo / ?


f) tuo / prego / ecco / caffè, / il


g) sono / tardi / scusa,


h) domani / vediamo / ci


i) delizioso / era / il / pranzo


j) dove / è / la / stazione / ?


k) mangio / non / carne / io


2) Can you Translate these Sentences?


a) I love Italian food.

Amo il cibo italiano.


b) I live in Rome.


c) Excuse me, where is the bathroom?


d) I have two sisters.


e) I am learning Italian.


f) This is my friend, John.


g) What is your name?


h) Can you help me, please?


i) I am a teacher.


j) We are going to the cinema.


k) I need to buy a ticket.


l) It is raining today.


m) I can speak a little Italian.


3) Practice your Vocabulary of Italian Basic Phrases


a) Hello – Goodbye – Thank you

Ciao – Arrivederci – Grazie


b) Please - Excuse me - Sorry


c) Yes - No - Maybe


d) I'm hungry - I'm thirsty - I'm tired


e) How are you? - I'm good - I'm not good


f) I'm lost - Can you help me? - Where is...?


g) Good morning - Good afternoon - Good night


h) How much does it cost? - It's too expensive - It's cheap


i) I need... - I want... - I like...


j) I don't understand - Speak slowly - Repeat, please


k) What's your name? - My name is... - Nice to meet you


4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Text Taking the Italian Basic Phrases into Consideration


Every morning, she wakes up and says 'good morning' to her family. She asks for a coffee and reads the newspaper. She always says 'please' and 'thank you'. She enjoys her quiet mornings.


He goes to work by bus. When he arrives, he greets his colleagues by saying 'hello'. During lunch, he asks 'how are you?' and listens to their stories. At the end of the day, he says 'goodbye' and 'see you tomorrow'.


5) About Italian Basic Phrases, Write the Obvious Questions to the Answers


a) Mi chiamo Marco.

Come ti chiami?


b) Sto molto bene, grazie.


c) Sì, parlo italiano.


d) Sono un medico.


e) Vivo a Milano.


f) Ho 30 anni.


g) Sì, ho una sorella.


h) Mi piace il gelato.


Bravo! You’ve done a great job working through these exercises today. By focusing on these Italian basic phrases, sentence structure, vocabulary and translation, you’ve made a significant step forward in your language learning journey.

Remember, practice makes perfect, so I encourage you to go over these activities regularly. Do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions or difficulties.

Keep up the good work and continue immersing yourself in the Italian language and culture. Alla prossima lezione – see you at the next lesson!


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