5 non-Italian words that Italians use every day

5 non-Italian words that Italians use every day

Do Italians use only Italian words? I’m going to give you a straightforward answer to that question: no. 🙂

 

I believe you’re now surprised to read this.

 

Italians often use foreign words in their day-to-day life. It’s just that these words are so rooted in our vocabulary now, that we barely think about them.

 

There’s more: with new technology devices being invented every year, these non-Italian words are increasing every day more.

 

Most of the time, these words are taken from English, but there are also words which are taken from the French language.

 

In this lesson I would like to show you 5 evergreen foreign words that you can use in your Italian conversations.

 

Il toast

(toast)

Il bar

(bar, cafe)

Il pub

(pub)

Lo sport

(sport)

Il/La fan

(fan)

 

Here are some examples to help you see how to use these words:

 

Il TOAST

Vuoi un toast?

Would you like a toast?

Oggi ho mangiato due toast.

Today I had two toasts.

 

IL BAR

Andiamo al bar?

Shall we go to the bar?

Nel mio paese ci sono due bar.

In my village there are two bars.

 

IL PUB

Ti piace questo pub?

Do you like this pub?

Questa città è piena di pub.

This city is full of pubs.

 

LO SPORT

Qual è il tuo sport preferito?

What’s your favorite sport?

Laura fa molti sport.

Laura does many sports.

 

IL/LA FAN

Clara è una fan di questo cantante.

Clara is a fan of this singer.

Questo gruppo non ha molti fan.

This band doesn’t have many fans.

 

5 NON-ITALIAN WORDS THAT ITALIANS USE EVERY DAY

 

 

Now, if you take a close look at these examples, you will see that these words don’t change when they shift from their singular to their plural form.

 

This table will help you see this rule better.

 

SINGOLARE PLURALE
toast toast
bar bar
pub pub
sport sport
fan fan

 

In conclusion, you can use these 5 non-Italian words during your day-to-day Italian conversations.

 

Just remember to pronounce them the Italian way. 🙂

 

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Gloria Spagnoli
Gloria Spagnoli
I help beginners of Italian take their first steps, speak from day one and learn Italian at their pace and by having fun.