Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Italian adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Italian“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishItalianPronunciation
(Audio)
goodbuono
badcattivo
newnuovo
oldvecchio
smallpiccolo
large / biggrande / ampio
longlungo
shortcorto
cheapeconomico
expensivecostoso
light / clearLuce / chiaro
darkscuro
latetardi
earlypresto
interestinginteressante
boringnoioso
tiredstanco
easy / simplefacile / semplice
for freegratuito
right / correctGiusto / corretto
wrongsbagliato
strongforte
weakdebole
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