5 Italian Reflexive Verbs Exercises

italian reflexive verbs exercises

Buongiorno, studenti! Today, we will embark on a journey through the intricate pathways of Italian reflexive verbs (verbi riflessivi).

These verbs are not just a grammatical construct; they are a window into the Italian way of life, reflecting daily routines and personal activities.

As you learn to arrange, translate, and utilize these verbs, you’ll gain not just linguistic skills, but also cultural insights.

So, let’s roll up our sleeves and dive into the elegant dance of reflexive verbs, making sure you become as comfortable with ‘mi alzo’ as you are with ‘buongiorno!


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – Italian Reflexive Verbs


a) svegliarsi / presto / deve / domani / Luca

Luca deve svegliarsi presto domani.


b) mi / ogni / giorno / trucco


c) siamo / noi / alle / otto / alzati / ci


d) a / letto / andati / siete / tardi / voi


e) lavarsi / Marco / dimenticato / è / di / si


f) vestite / vi / come / siete /?


g) ragazzi / sono / divertiti / molto / i / si


h) a / casa / rilassarsi / vogliono / loro


i) ci / incontriamo / di / solito / dove /?


j) si / la / mattina / pettina / sempre / Anna


k) siamo / di / ci / buon'ora / svegliati / noi


l) seduti / sono / gli / ospiti / già


2) Can you Translate these Sentences? Italian Reflexive Verbs Exercises


a) I get up at seven every morning.

Mi alzo alle sette ogni mattina.


b) They are getting ready for the party.


c) Did you remember to brush your teeth?


d) We will sit down after the walk.


e) She falls asleep during the movie.


f) They enjoyed themselves at the concert.


g) You (plural) always complain about everything.


h) Are you (formal) going to shave before we leave?


i) She’s looking at herself in the mirror.


j) He’s putting on his shoes.


k) I'm trying on this dress to see if it fits.


l) They got lost in the city.


3) Practice your Vocabulary


a) To wake up – To wash oneself – To dress oneself

Svegliarsi – Lavarsi – Vestirsi


b) To sit down - To fall asleep - To have fun


c) To complain - To shave - To brush one's teeth


d) To prepare oneself - To look at oneself - To put on shoes


e) To try on - To remember - To get lost


f) To meet up - To relax - To get ready


g) To fall in love - To feel - To enjoy oneself


h) To get bored - To hurry - To complain about


i) To get angry - To worry - To apologize


4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Texts Taking the Italian Reflexive Verbs into Consideration


After a long day, she likes to relax in a hot bath before getting into her pajamas and curling up with a good book, allowing the day’s stress to melt away as she immerses herself in the story.


Every morning, he wakes up early to meditate and set intentions for the day. He finds that this routine centers him and prepares him to face whatever challenges may come with a clear and focused mind.


5) About Italian Reflexive Verbs, Write the Obvious Questions to the Answers


a) Mi sono svegliato alle 6:00. (A che…)

A che ora ti sei svegliato?


b) Si sta lavando le mani. (Che cosa...)


c) Ci incontriamo davanti al cinema. (Dove...)


d) Mi sono divertito molto alla festa. (Come...)


e) Si è addormentata subito. (Cosa...)


f) Ti sei già vestito? (Perché...)


g) Ci siamo persi mentre cercavamo l'hotel. (Cosa...)


h) Mi devo ancora preparare. (Che cosa...)


i) Si è lamentato tutto il giorno. (Chi...)


j) Ci siamo innamorati a Parigi. (Dove...)


Bravissimi, studenti! You’ve done an exceptional job today embracing the complexities and subtleties of Italian reflexive verbs.

Mastering these verbs is not just about memorizing conjugations; it’s about connecting with the Italian soul, expressing the ways we care for ourselves and interact with our world.

Keep practicing, and don’t be afraid to immerse yourself in the language, whether it’s through speaking, writing, or reading.

The more you engage, the more natural these verbs will feel. Until our next lesson, continue to explore and enjoy the beauty of Italian reflexives. Arrivederci e buona fortuna!


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