Italian Vocabulary

Improve your Italian vocabulary with these free audio lessons from Rocket Italian! These Italian vocabulary lessons are essential for your next trip to Italy or for making the conversation flow when talking to Italian people!

Directions in Italian

Ready to master directions in Italian? This free audio lesson will give you the essential travel Italian you 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!

As you may have already guessed, asking for directions in Italian is relatively easy… but understanding the directions you are given may be a little more challenging.

But have no fear – just listen to the Italian pronunciation on the audio and practice saying the Italian words and phrases aloud, as you imagine yourself strolling around Rome or driving through Tuscany!

Italian Hotel vocabulary

You’re tired of traveling and need a place to sleep, but how do you ask for a hotel in Italian? In this Italian audio lesson you’ll learn how to find suitable accommodation in Italian.

You’ll learn how to ask for different types of Italian hotel, or perhaps you’d prefer a hostel or a camping ground?

Once you’ve got a recommendation for good accommodation in Italy, you’ll also find out how to find transport to get there.

Booking a hotel in Italian

How do you book a hotel in Italian? In today's free audio lesson you’ll learn how to make a hotel reservation in Italian like a pro and impress your travel companions!

By the end of the lesson you’ll be able to say how many people and nights you’re booking for, ask how much it costs, and understand the answers in Italian as well.

Around the Airport in Italian

If you want to travel in Italy, you need to know what to say at the airport in Italian. This online Italian audio lesson will teach you some important words and phrases you’ll need at a Italian airport.

You’ll learn how to find the departure hall, how to ask for a window seat, and how to know when your flight is boarding; all you need to know to get you on the plane in Italian.

Vocabulary for food in Italian

Discover common Italian menu items so you’ll be able to recognize them next time you’re dining Italian-style. I’ve also included some common Italian phrases that may come in useful when listening or speaking to the waiter.

Need to talk about accommodation in Italian?

You’re tired of traveling and need a place to sleep, but how do you ask about accommodation in Italian? In this lesson you’ll learn how to find suitable accommodation in Italy. You’ll learn how to ask for different types of Italian hotels, or perhaps you’d prefer a hostel or a camping ground?

Know your countries in Italian

This Rocket Italian lesson on how to pronounce countries in Italian will prepare you for these questions, and help you ask them in return and understand the answer! Many of the names of countries are similar in English and Italian but pronounced slightly differently so they’ll be easier to remember.

Italian holiday vocabulary

This lession teches you how to say different holidays in Italian. Italy is a mainly Catholic country and as such, there are many religious holidays celebrated throughout the year.

Pronouncing different fish in Italian

In this lesson, we’ll talk about various types of "pesce", fish in Italian. Some of these you might find on a plate garnished with lemon, and some you might see on a snorkeling trip, or in a fish tank peeking out from behind some coral!

Discover what different signs in Italian mean

After this free lesson you’ll avoid potential embarrassment and frustration by recognizing signs in Italian! Knowing these useful Italian words will ensure you’ll never walk into the wrong restroom, light up in a no-smoking area, or have your car towed from a no-parking spot.

Talking about computers and phones in Italian

Need to know how to navigate a computer in Italian or use the phone in Italy? Today’s free lesson is for you! If you want to know how to connect, send or download and more, check out these essential Italian words for using everyday technology.

The ultimate ice-breaker! Chat about sports in Italian!

Everyone has their favorite sport and most countries tend to have favorite national sports. America is the home of baseball for example. And, like most of the world, Italians are particularly fond of soccer, or calcio.

You’ll find kids in the street playing calcio as well as lots of organized teams. There are an endless number of sports to talk about in Italian but in this lesson, we’ll go over the most common ones.

Shopping in Italian - essential vocabulary

Going shopping in Italy? Don’t miss this free shopping in Italian lesson! You’ll learn how to find your way around a shopping centre, ask for what you want, and how to pay in Italian. Need a smaller size? Looking for an ATM? No problem.

Know your tools in Italian

This lesson is about a group of words that are sure to come in handy – tools in Italian – whether or not you're handy! These words are sure to be useful if you're traveling to Italy, but they'll be especially vital if you're living there.

A presto!

Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team