Learn how to introduce yourself in Italian with basic personal information: name, nationality, age.

two persons introducing themself in Italian

Lesson useful word 1: NATIONALITY

If you are a man

Italiano (Italian)
Americano (American)
Inglese (English)
Francese (French)
Tedesco (German)
Spagnolo (Spanish)
Giapponese (Japanese)
Cinese (Chinese)

If you are a woman

Italiana (Italian)
Americana (American)
Inglese (English)
Francese (French)
Tedesca (German)
Spagnola (Spanish)
Giapponese (Japanese)
Cinese (Chinese)

Lesson useful phrases 1

  • Sono 〜 (I am 〜). Example: Sono americano. (I'm American.)

Lesson useful word 2: OCCUPATION

If you are a man

Impiegato (employee)
Studente (student)
Pensionato (retired)
Dottore (doctor)
Avvocato (lawyer)
Insegnante (teacher)

If you are a woman

Impiegata (employee)
Studentessa (student)
Pensionata (retired)
Dottoressa (doctor)
Avvocatessa (lawyer)
Insegnante (teacher)
Casalinga (housewife)

Lesson useful phrases 2

  • Sono 〜 (I am 〜). Example: Sono studente. (I'm a student.)

Lesson useful phrases 3

  • Ho 〜 anni. (I am 〜 years old.)

If you haven't learned numbers yet

Italian numbers: 1-10
Italian numbers: 1-100

Basic dialogue example

  • Piacere. (How do you do? Nice to meet you.)
  • Mi chiamo Smith. (My name's Smith.)
  • Sono americano. (I'm American.)
  • Ho 32 anni. (I'm 32 years old.)
  • Vivo a Boston. (I live in Boston.)
  • Sono impiegato. (I'm an employee.)

Now you practice

  • Piacere.
  • Mi chiamo 〜 (name).
  • Sono 〜 (nationality).
  • Ho 〜 anni (age).
  • Vivo a 〜 (city you live).
  • Sono 〜 (occupation).

And if you want to ask someone

  • Come si chiama? (What's your name?)
  • Di dov'è? (Where are you from?)
  • Quanti anni ha? (How old are you?)
  • Dove vive? (Where do you live?)
  • Che lavoro fa? (What's your job?)

Negative sentences

  • Non mi chiamo Bob, mi chiamo John. (My name's not Bob, it's John.)
  • Non sono inglese, sono americano. (I'm not English, I'm American)
  • Non vivo a New York, vivo a Boston. (I'm not from New York, I'm from Boston.)
  • Non sono studente, sono dottore. (I'm not a student, I'm a doctor.)

Hai capito? (Did you understand?)

Look at the picture, listen to the dialogue and try to answer the questions.

Italian dialogue introduce yourself

  1. Where is he from?
  2. How old is he?
  3. What's his job?

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