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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