Italian pronunciation made easy

Do you wish you could pronounce Italian like a native speaker? Now you can! Rocket Languages has discovered a new way to make Italian pronunciation easy. Not only that, but you have a ton of free audio lessons here at your fingertips to start improving your Italian pronunciation right now.
 
Want to start with some simple Italian words or Italian phrases? No problem.
 
Ready to master some Italian grammar? Great! 
 
Before you start your Rocket Italian adventure, read on to find out how we’re going to help you master Italian pronunciation in no time…

Use Rocket Record voice comparison software for free

As hard as you try, without helpful feedback your Italian pronunciation is never going to be the same as a native speaker’s. If you've found it difficult to perfect the way you say Italian words and phrases, Rocket Languages voice comparison software will help you. 
 
Using the blue Rocket Record buttons you can record the way you say each Italian word or phrase, and compare it with the way a Italian native speaker does. That’s right, you can record your voice as many times as you need until your pronunciation matches the Italian speaker!
 
Give it a try!
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Buon giorno!
Good morning!

 

Lucky for you, Italian pronunciation isn’t difficult. Correct pronunciation of the five vowels is the most important part. As long as you can master these, you’ll be ok! 
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a, e, i , o, u
Listen to the Italian vowel sounds

 

Italian pronunciation tip:
  • The vowel "e" has two sounds: an open sound as in caffè and a more closed sound as in mercato.
  • The vowel "o" also has a more open sound, as in donna, and a closed one as in the ending of Sono.
Practice pronouncing these Italian vowels using Rocket Record:
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caffè
coffee
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mercato
market
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donna
woman
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Sono
I am

 

We explain everything you need to know about Italian pronunciation in the Rocket Italian Premium course. Let’s get you started with these free audio lessons…

Most viewed Italian pronunciation lessons

 

Want to learn how to say hello in Italian? After this free audio lesson for beginners you’ll know more than just a simple buon giorno! Once you’re feeling confident with Italian greetings you’ll learn how to say goodbye in Italian as well.

 

How do you ask "How are you?" in Italian – and how do you reply? We’ll show you the formal and informal ways to for ask people how they are to ensure you make a good first impression. And just in case you need to apologize… you’ll learn how to say sorry in Italian as well!

 

After this free Rocket Italian lesson you’ll be able to say "thank you" in Italian, "excuse me", "sorry", and use other polite Italian expressions with confidence. A little can go a long way when you’re a beginner, and the Rocket Italian team wants you to feel comfortable around native speakers right from the start.

 

Don’t leave home without this free audio lesson on Italian travel phrases! How do you ask 'when' and 'where' in Italian? How do you ask when the museum closes or where to find a supermarket? When does the bus leave? When will the train arrive? Essential for your Italian survival kit, right?

 

It’s time to master directions in Italian! Check out this free audio lesson for the essential travel Italian you’ll need to navigate your way around Italy. I wish it were as simple as learning the word for 'where' in Italian and a few Italian road signs, but there’s a little more to it than that!

 

If you’re going to Italy you’ll definitely be eating out and ordering in Italian, so don’t miss this free lesson! The Rocket Italian team will teach you all the basics you need to know. When you’re ready, why not try them out at a local Italian-speaking restaurant?

Have fun!

Maria DiLorenzi

Rocket Italian

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Ciao, my name’s Maria DiLorenzi, I’m the host of Rocket Italian.

Ciao, I’m from Rome in Italy, which means Italian is my native language. That also means I know how hard it can be to learn a new language, because I’ve been there.

Together with my English speaking colleague, Alex, I want to help you to speak and understand Italian, and cut your learning time in half, with my Rocket Italian online course.

I've been teaching my beautiful language for over ten years, to all kinds of people, and I understand your love of Italy and your desire be able to communicate in Italian. I really want to make your Italian learning experience rewarding and fun!

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  • With over 30 fully downloadable Interactive Audio Lessons. Based on actual everyday Italian conversations, these lessons average over 25 minutes each, giving you more than 12 hours of real Italian conversation!

Try one for yourself today! Here is the very first Interactive Audio Lesson from Rocket Italian

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There are just 3 steps to dramatically improving your understanding of Italian!

  • Learn to understand exactly how Italian works by exploring over 30 Language & Culture Lessons
  • Train your ear with Hear It Say It !, the self-testing tool that perfects your pronunciation by harnessing the power of our Rocket Record voice comparison technology.
  • Put yourself on the spot by testing how accurately you can translate randomly selected phrases using Rocket Record and the Know It! self-testing tool.
Cut your learning time in half...
  • By checking out our Advanced Learning Techniques; making the most of My Forum, our 24/7 online learners space, and making learning fun with the Language Master Games.
  • Plus you can see just how quickly you language skills are growing with My Level, our self-testing tool.

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So, if you’re ready to speak and understand Italian while cutting your learning time in half, then Rocket Italian is just what you need...!

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I bought this program before going on a trip to Italy in order to make the most of being there. I was pleasantly surprised how much cultural information is provided and how that enhances the language lessons. I like the fact I can go at my own pace, where I can spend more time or less time with each lesson depending on how easily I pick it up. Hear it/ Say it builds my confidence with pronunciation. I like plugging in my phone to the car speaker so I can listen to the audio lessons on my way to work. Listening repeatedly to the audio makes the phrases more natural to hear and speak. I especially like that I can use Rocket Italian on all my electronic devices, adding to the convenience of using this program wherever I go.


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I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to learn Italian for whatever reason. I wanted to learn the language because in a few months my wife and I are going to Italy and spend almost 3 weeks traveling all over the country on our own. We've been there twice before on tours but this time I wanted to enhance our experience by being able to speak and understand even just a little of this romantic language.

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