Clothes in Italian

Knowing some words for clothes in Italian can come in handy for all kinds of situations. After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to describe what someone is wearing, or what you’re looking for when shopping for clothes in Italy.

When you’re traveling you may be more dependent on the weather, especially if you’re planning to spend a lot of time outside. You'll enjoy yourself a lot more if you have the appropriate clothing!

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Listen to the native-speaker’s pronunciation and practice saying the Italian words aloud until you feel confident. Let’s get started…

Talking about clothes in Italian

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Un cappotto

A coat

Una sciarpa

A scarf

Un cappello

A hat

Una giacca

A jacket

Un impermeabile

A raincoat

Un ombrello

An umbrella

Un paio di guanti

A pair of gloves

Un paio di calzetti pesanti

A pair of thick socks

I sandali


Un maglione

A sweater

Vestiti pesanti

Warm clothing

Vestiti leggeri

Light clothing

Un costume da bagno

A swimsuit

Costume da bagno

Swim trunks, swimsuit

Costume da bagno

Bikini, swimsuit

Un paio di calzetti    pesanti

If you are lucky to have some good weather you might also need…

Gli occhiali da sole

The sunglasses

La crema solare

The sunscreen

Il cappello da spiaggia

A sun hat

If the weather is no good, you may want to say that you are boiling hot, freezing cold, wet or miserable. Here are some useful sentences…

Ho freddo.

I'm cold.

Sto gelando.

I'm freezing.

Ho caldo.

I'm hot.

Sto sudando.

I'm sweating.

I miei piedi sono freddi.

My feet are cold.

Le mie dita sono gelate.

My fingers are frozen.

Sono inzuppato.

I'm soaking wet.

A raincoat

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Alla prossima volta!

Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team

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