Introductions in Italian

It’s time for a crash course in introductions in Italian! After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to recognize some common personal questions to use with Italian introductions. Even better, in most cases you’ll be able to reply using simple Italian phrases and numbers.

It’s useful to be able to talk about yourself and ask about others when you’re getting to know new people. And there may be times when you need to speak to an official person, or fill out a form.

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 nationality?” “what is your telephone number?” 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 get started…

All the questions below are expressed formally, so you’ll be addressed with "Lui" or "Lei” the formal form of “you”.

How to say common introductions in Italian

Here are some of the most common Italian questions to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more Italian introductions.

  • Come si chiama Lei? - What's your name?
  • Qual è il Suo numero di passaporto? - What is your passport number?
  • Qual è il Suo numero di cellulare? - What is your cell phone number?
  • Qual è il Suo numero di telefono? - What is your telephone number?
  • Qual è il Suo indirizzo? - What is your address?
  • È sposato Lei? / È sposata Lei? - Are you married?
  • Ha un coniuge? - Do you have a spouse?
  • Quanti figli ha? - How many children do you have?
  • Ha figli? - Do you have children?
  • Quanti fratelli ha? - How many siblings do you have?

Let's get started...

Responding to Italian introductions

When you’re responding, you can follow the simple format below. Just insert the appropriate information in the brackets.

Yes and No

A couple of very useful words for you to know are “Yes” and “No”:

Filling out Forms

When filling out forms, you will commonly be asked for the following information:

That’s it for this lesson, well done!

If you want more lessons on Italian salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:

A presto!


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