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

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.

Come ti chiami (tu)?
What's your name?  (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).

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.

Maria Di Lorenzi
italiana (Italian)
femminile (female)
Data di nascita
Date of birth
Piazza di Spagna 30
Numero di telefono
Telephone number
Numero di cellulare
Cell phone number
0039 -338156398
Numero di passaporto
Passport number

A presto!


Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team


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