How to say I like in Italian (Mi piace and Mi piacciono)

How to say I like in Italian (Mi piace and Mi piacciono)

What are the ways of saying I like in Italian?

This is one of the expressions most of my students tend to love learning at the beginning.




Well, we all love to talk about our likes and dislikes and share them with other people.


It’s what makes us closer to new friends, both from our country and from foreign countries.

Before showing you how can you say I like in Italian, I’d like to tell you something about it.


Unlike English, Italian has got a couple of expressions that you can use to say I like: one is mi piace, the other one is mi piacciono.


What you need to take into account when using them is the object of the sentence or, in other words, what you like 🙂


As you can see, these expressions don’t agree with the subject, but with the object.

You can say something like:

Mi piace suonare il piano

I like to play the piano

Mi piace il silenzio

I like silence

Mi piacciono i romanzi storici

I like historical novels


So, if you’re curious to know how you can use mi piace and mi piacciono, this video is for you.

After watching this video, think of what you can say with mi piace and mi piacciono in your day-to-day conversations.


How can you talk about your tastes and preferences in Italian?


What can you say about yourself to meet new interesting people?


Press play and find out how to say I like in Italian



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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.