Italian pronunciation - Audio lessons

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…

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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. 
Use the blue button to play the audio tracks associated with Italian pronunciation - Audio lessons. Then try recording yourself and compare your Italian pronunciation with that of the native Italian speaker. That’s right, with Rocket Italian's voice recognition technology you can record your voice as many times as you need until your pronunciation matches the Italian speaker!
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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! 
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.
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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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Improve your understanding of spoken Italian. With Hear it Say it! you can tune your ear to Italian, increase your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation at the same time! Ready?

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  • LISTEN to the audio (and touch up your pronunciation with Rocket Record if you like; Chrome/Firefox/Edge desktop browsers only)
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase and see the translation
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See how many words you've rated at each level below. Just click on the number below each rating to review your words and phrases.

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Write it! helps you to improve your written Italian and your understanding of sentence structures. Just listen to the audio and type in what you hear!

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  • LISTEN to the audio
  • WRITE down, in Italian, what you hear
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  • Your answer will be automatically RATED, just click the rating to continue


Click the keyboard icon for a Italian keyboard

Know It!

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Know it! tests you on your ability to translate English to Italian! Ready?

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  • READ the word/phrase
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