Describe yourself in Italian

Can you describe yourself in Italian? It’s useful to be able to talk about yourself when you’re getting to know new people, speaking to an official person or filling out a form. Whatever the situation, the Rocket Italian team have created this free audio lesson to make it easier for you.
 

Perhaps you’re booking into a hotel, or going for an interview. You’ll probably be asked some basic personal questions in Italian like “what is your name?” “where are you from?” or “what is your date of birth?”
 

These are all useful things to be able to talk about for everyday conversations as well, so how about we start with some numbers in Italian…

How to describe yourself in Italian

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uno
one
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due
two
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tre
three
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quattro
four
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cinque
five
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sei
six
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sette
seven
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otto
eight
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nove
nine
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dieci
ten
  • Two in Italian

Let's go through some of the most common questions you might be asked, whether you're filling out a registration form in a hotel or at the consulate getting a new passport. In these situations, you'll be addressed with "Lei" the formal form of "you." So, though you have seen some of these questions before, all the questions below are expressed formally.

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Come si chiama (Lei)?
What's your name? (formal)
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Come ti chiami (tu)?
What's your name? (informal)
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Da dove viene (Lei)?
Where are you from? (formal)
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Da dove vieni (tu)?
Where are you from? (informal)
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Di che nazionalità è (Lei)?
What's your nationality? (formal)
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Di che nazionalità sei (tu)?
What's your nationality? (informal)
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Quanti anni ha (Lei)?
How old are you? (formal)
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Quanti anni hai (tu)?
How old are you? (informal)
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Quando è nato/a (Lei)?
What is your date of birth? (formal)
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Quando sei nato/a (tu)?
What is your date of birth? (informal)
  • What's your name?  (informal)
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(Lei) ha fratelli e sorelle?
Do you have siblings? (formal)
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(Tu) hai fratelli e sorelle?
Do you have siblings? (informal)
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Quanti fratelli e sorelle ha (Lei)?
How many siblings do you have? (formal)
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Quanti fratelli e sorelle hai (tu)?
How many siblings do you have? (informal)
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(Lei) ha bambini or (Lei) ha figli?
Do you have children? (formal)
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(Tu) hai bambini or (tu) hai figli?
Do you have children? (informal)
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Quanti figli ha (Lei)?
How many children do you have? (formal)
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Quanti figli hai (tu)?
How many children do you have? (informal)
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(Lei) è sposato/a?
Are you married? (formal)
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(Tu) sei sposato/a?
Are you married? (informal)
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Dove abita (Lei)?
What is your address? (formal)
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Dove abiti (tu)?
What is your address? (informal)
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Qual'è il Suo numero di telefono?
What is your telephone number? (formal)
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Qual'è il tuo numero di telefono?
What is your telephone number? (informal)
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Qual'è il Suo numero di cellulare?
What is your cell phone number? (formal)
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Qual'è il tuo numero di cellulare?
What is your cell phone number? (informal)
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Qual'è il Suo numero di passaporto?
What is your passport number? (formal)
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Qual'è il tuo numero di passaporto?
What is your passport number? (informal)
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Qual'è il Suo indirizzo di posta elettronica? or Qual'è il Suo indirizzo e-mail?
What is your email address? (formal)
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Qual'è il tuo indirizzo di posta elettronica? or Qual'è il tuo indirizzo e-mail?
What is your email address? (informal)

How to answer questions about yourself

When you're responding, you can follow one of the simple formats below. Just insert the appropriate information in the brackets.

In Italian to express your age you have to use the conjugated verb 'to have' + age number + anni (example: I'm 30 years old = Io ho 30 anni).

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Mi chiamo [your name].
My name is [your name].
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Vengo da [country name].
I'm from [country name].
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(Io) sono [nationality].
I'm [nationality].
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Ho [number] anni.
I am [number] years old.
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Il mio compleanno è il [day] [month] [year].
My birthday is on [day] [month] [year].
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Sì, ho fratelli e sorelle / No, non ho fratelli e sorelle.
Yes, I have siblings. / No, I have no siblings.
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Ho  [number]  fratelli e sorelle.
I have [number] siblings.
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Sì, ho [number] bambini or sì, ho figli.
Yes, I have [number] children.
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Sì, sono sposato/a  - No, non sono sposato/a.
Yes, I'm married. / No, I'm not married.
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Il mio indirizzo è  [your address].
My address is [your address].
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Il mio numero di telefono è [your number].
My telephone number is [your number].
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Il mio numero di cellulare è  [your number].
My cell phone number is [your number].
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Il mio numero di passaporto è [your number].
My passport number is [your number].

How to fill out forms in Italian

  • Filling out forms in Italian

If you find yourself being asked to fill out forms with your personal details, you won't get the complete questions that you've studied above. Instead, you'll get short words or phrases.

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Nome
Name
Maria Di Lorenzi
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Nazionalità
Nationality
italiana (Italian)
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Sesso
Gender
femminile (female)
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Età
Age
30
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Data di nascita
Date of birth
09.05.1977
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Indirizzo
Address
Piazza di Spagna 30
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Numero di telefono
Telephone number
0039-06545689
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Numero di cellulare
Cell phone number
0039 -338156398
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Numero di passaporto
Passport number
1111111

A presto!

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