Signs in Italian

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.

Most of the time you’ll probably only need to recognize the written Italian phrase, but we’ve included audio so you can listen to the Italian pronunciation. This way you’ll be able to ask if something is open or closed, or explain that something is out of order. Let’s get started!

Signs in Italian

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When you buy food in a supermarket and don't intend to eat it right away it might pay to check the ‘expiration date' to avoid nasty surprises…

In 2005, the Italian government made it illegal to smoke inside public buildings, except for special designated smoking areas, so it's very useful to learn what "Vietato fumare" means.

Italian stop sign

Sometimes you will see big bright colored signs in nearly every store window. There must be a sale on…

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Test yourself with the Rocket Italian testing tools! Improve your knowledge of Italian!

Note that the tests below are listed from easiest to hardest.

Hear It Say It!

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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?

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • 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
  • Just click your RATING to continue

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.

Write It!

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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!

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • LISTEN to the audio
  • WRITE down, in Italian, what you hear
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase and see the translation
  • Your answer will be automatically RATED, just click the rating to continue

Tip!

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?

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • READ the word/phrase
  • RECORD yourself saying it in Italian (Chrome/Firefox/Edge desktop browsers only)
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase in Italian and listen to the Italian audio

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