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
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.
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
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.
Here are a few recommended Italian lessons to try next!
- How do you say things are beautiful in Italian? It's a little trickier than you may think!
- What about describing other people in Italian? Check this Italian lesson out.
- This lesson is all about describing your face in Italian.
Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team