What Italian words are used in the English language?

50 Common Italian Words Used in the English Language

  • Volcano. Entered English in the 17th century from Italian.
  • Lava. Entered English in the 18th century from the Neapolitan dialect.
  • Influenza. Entered English in the 18th century after an influenza epidemic broke out in Italy.
  • Fiasco.
  • Finale.
  • Scenario.
  • Solo.
  • Opera.

What are basic words in Italian?

Basic Italian phrases

  • Yes – Si – See.
  • No – No – Noh.
  • Please – Per favore – Pehr fah-voh-reh.
  • Thank you – Grazie – Grah-tsee-eh.
  • You’re welcome – Prego – Preh-goh.
  • Cheers! ( To your health) – Salute! – Sah-loo-tay.
  • Excuse me (for attention) – Scusi – Skooh–zee.
  • Excuse me (to pass by) – Permesso – Pehr-mehs-soh.

What are some cool Italian words?

19 of your favourite Italian words (and some of ours)

  • ALLORA: well, then, so. Let’s start with the obvious.
  • LUCCIOLA: firefly.
  • DIMENTICO: forgetful or oblivious.
  • SFOGARSI: to vent, unload.
  • PASSEGGIATA: stroll.
  • MASCALZONE: rascal, scoundrel.
  • SGONFIATO: deflated.
  • PARRUCCHIERE: hairdresser.

What does mot mean in Italian?

[ˌɛməʊˈtiː] noun abbreviation. (British) (= Ministry of Transport test) revisione obbligatoria degli autoveicoli. the car passed/failed its MOT ≈ la macchina ha passato/non ha passato la revisione.

What are the most beautiful Italian words?

Below is a list of 15 beautiful Italian words that we definitely need in English.

  • Mamma mia.
  • Impiraressa.
  • Salve. From the Latin to ‘be well’.
  • Torno subito. Meaning ‘be back soon’.
  • Furbo. This means ‘clever’.
  • Auguri. Meaning ‘best wishes’.
  • Figurati. Meaning ‘imagine’.
  • Daje. Meaning ‘come on!

What is the most popular Italian word?

Common Italian Words

  • Pizza = Pizza.
  • Year = Anno.
  • Yes = Si.
  • No = No.
  • Thank you = Grazie.
  • You’re welcome = Prego.
  • Please = Per favore.
  • Excuse me = Mi scusi.

What is bon mots mean?

clever remark
English Language Learners Definition of bon mot : a clever remark : witticism.

What are the most beautiful words in Italian?

Azzurro. Quite possibly the most beautiful word for a color in any language, azzurro is the Italian word for “blue.” Just saying the word can bring to mind a bright, sunny day. The double z makes a ts sound, much like in pizza (one of the best Italian foods!) and the double r lets you practice rolling them.

What are some Italian sayings?

Use these courtesy phrases when speaking in Italian so you can be considerate and polite; they’ll also help you communicate easily: Per favore (pehr fah-voh-reh) (Please.) Per piacere (pehr pyah-cheh-reh) (Please.) Grazie (grah-tsee-eh) (Thank you.) Prego! (preh-goh) (You’re welcome!; By all means, after you.) Non c’è di che. Mi dispiace. Mi scusi.

What is the Italian dictionary?

1. a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula ; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD. Familiarity information: ITALY used as a noun is very rare. Dictionary entry details. • ITALY (noun)