• Italian course for beginners (A1)
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  • 3 Asking and telling the time in Italian [0/5]
  • 4 Days of the week, months and holidays in Italian [0/6]
  • 5 How to talk about your family in Italian [0/6]
  • 6 House, rooms, furniture in Italian [0/14]
  • 7 The weather in Italian [0/5]
  • 8 Body parts in Italian [0/12]
  • 9 Clothes in Italian (shoes, accessories, fashion) [0/13]
  • 10 The colours in Italian [0/5]
  • 11 Countries and nationalities in Italian [0/6]
  • 12 Describing someone in Italian (adjectives, body) [0/9]
  • 13 Feelings and emotions in Italian (I love you) [0/7]
  • 14 Food names in Italian [0/9]
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  • 16 Animals and pets in Italian [0/14]
  • 17 Nature in Italian [0/5]
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  • Clothes in Italian (shoes, accessories, fashion)

    Learn how to talk about I vestiti, clothes, in Italian.

    Italian clothes list (suit, jacket, shorts, dress)

    Let's see the most important capi di abbigliamento, garments.

    Italian English
    La maglietta    T-shirt       
    Il vestito  Dress
    Lo smoking Suit
    La canottiera Tank top
    La camicia Shirt/Blouse
    La felpa Hoodie
    Il maglione        Sweater        
    La giacca Jacket             
    Il cappotto Coat
    I pantaloni Trousers/Pants
    I pantaloncini Shorts
    La gonna Skirt
    I jeans / Un paio di jeans Jeans/A pair of jeans
    I leggins  Leggins
    La tuta Tracksuit
    Il costume (da bagno) Bathing suit
    Il costume Costume
    Il bikini Bikini
    La divisa Uniform

     

    Here are some examples.

    Italian English
    Ad Halloween i bambini indossano un costume. At Halloween the children wear a costume.
    Giorgio ha comprato un maglione rosso. Giorgio bought a red sweater.

    Accessories in Italian (cap, jewelry, bag, handbag)

    Here are some accessori (accessories) you can use with your outfit.

    Italian English
    Il cappello Hat/cap
    La sciarpa Scarf
    I guanti Gloves
    Gli occhiali
    Un paio di occhiali
    Glasses
    A pair of glasses
    Gli occhiali da sole
    Un paio di occhiali da sole
    Sunglasses
    A pair of sunglasses
    L'orologio Watch
    La cravatta Tie
    I gioielli Jewelry
    Il bracciale
    Il braccialetto
    Bracelet
    La collana Necklace
    L'anello Ring
    Gli orecchini Earrings
    La sciarpa Scarf
    La cintura Belt
    La borsa
    La borsetta
    Bag/Purse/Handbag
    Il papillon Bow tie

     

    Let's see some examples.

    Italian English
    Non dimenticare i guanti! Don't forget the gloves!
    Come sono belli i tuoi orecchini! Your earrings are so pretty!

    Underwear in Italian (socks, bra)

    Check out la biancheria intima, l'intimo (underwear).

    Italian English
    Le calze Socks
    Le mutande Underpants/Slip
    Il reggiseno Bra
    I collant Tights socks
    Il pigiama Pyjamas

     

    Here are some examples.

    Italian English
    Voglio delle calze nere. I want a pair of black socks.
    Ho dimenticato il pigiama. I forgot my pyjama.

    Shoes in Italian (boots, slippers)

    To make your outfit complete, don't forget to wear le scarpe (shoes).

    Italian English
    Le ciabatte Slippers
    Gli infradito Flip flops
    Gli stivali Boots
    I tacchi High heels
    Le sneakers Sneakers
    Le scarpe da ginnastica Training shoes
    I sandali Sandals

     

    Check out the following examples.

    Italian English
    Queste ciabatte sono molto comode. These slippers are very confortable.
    In estate metto solo sandali. In the Summer I wear sandals only.

    Materials in Italian (leather, silk)

    To describe your outfit further, you can use these materiali (materiali).

    Italian English
    Il cotone   Cotton
    La stoffa Cloth
    La lana Wool
    Il cuoio
    La pelle
    Leather     
    La seta Silk
    La gomma Rubber
    Il pizzo Lace

    To specify a material, use The prepositions Di (Of) followed by the material.

    Italian English
    Un maglione di lana A wool sweater
    Stivali di cuoio Leather boots
    Giacca di pelle Leather jacket

    Useful verbs (to wear, to put on)

    The following verbs could be useful when it comes to talk about clothes and dressing.

    Italian English
    Indossare To wear
    Mettersi To put on
    Togliersi To take off
    Abbinare To match
    Stare bene (addosso) To suit/To fit
    Vestirsi To get dressed
    Svestirsi To undress
    Allacciare To tie
    Abbottonare To button up
    Sbottonare To undo
    Provare
    Provarsi
    To try on

     

    Let's see some examples.

    Italian English
    Con cosa posso abbinare questa camicia? What could I match this blouse with?
    Vado a vestirmi e sono pronto. I'll go get dressed and I'll be ready to go.

    Italian words and expressions about fashion (size, trendy)

    The following words could be useful when talking about fashion.

    Italian English
    Il negozio di abbigliamento Clothes shop
    Il camerino Fitting room
    La taglia The size
    Avete una M? Is there an M available?
    Questo pantalone è stretto. These trousers are tight.
    Questo vestito è largo. This dress is loose.
    La gonna è corta. The skirt is short.
    La giacca è lunga. The jacket is long.
    Maniche lunghe Long sleeves
    Maniche corte Short sleeves
    Alla moda Trendy
    Fuori moda Out of fashion

     

    Check out the following examples.

    Italian English
    Vado nel camerino a provare questa gonna. I'll go in the fitting room to try this skirt on.
    Mi piace questa camicia a maniche lunghe. I like this shirt with long sleeves.

    Fashion in Italy (fashion show, model)

    Italy is an important country for fashion (moda) and clothes (vestiti).
    Some Italian fashion houses and stylists are the most appreciated and influential in the world, constantly setting excellence standards for the fashion industry.

    Some useful words regarding the fashion industry:

    Italian English
    Lo/La stilista Stylist
    Il modello (M)
    La modella (F)
    Model (M/F)
    La sfilata di moda Fashion show
    La passerella Runaway

     

    Daily dialogue

    Check out the following dialogue and short story about fashion and clothes.

    At a clothes shop

      Italian English
    Sara Oggi voglio fare shopping. Devo comprare un maglione e un paio di jeans per l'inverno. Today I want to go shopping. I have to buy a sweater and a pair of jeans for the winter.
    Chiara Iniziamo! Ti piace questo maglione rosso? Let's start! Do you like this red sweater?
    Sara Sì, molto! Vado nel camerino a provarlo. Yes, a lot! I'll go in the fitting room to try it on.
    Chiara Va bene! Intanto io cerco un bel paio di jeans. Come ti sta il maglione? Ok! In the meantime, I'll look for a pair of jeans.
    How does the sweater fit you?
    Sara E' un po' largo...mi serve una S. It's a bit baggy...I need an S.
    Chiara Vado a prenderla. Vuoi provare questi jeans? I'll go and take it. Do you want to try these jeans on?
    Sara Mi sembrano stretti! Non riesco ad abbottonarli.E sono anche fuori moda! They look tight! I can't close them. And they are also out of fashion!
    Chiara Lascia perdere i jeans e il maglione! Ho appena visto un vestito rosso bellissimo! E anche una borsetta che si abbina perfettamente. Devi comprarli assolutamente! Let go of those jeans and sweater!
    I've just seen a beautiful red dress! And also a purse that matches perfectly. You absolutely have to get them both!

     At home

    Maria farà presto una breve vacanza al mare. Ora sta preparando la valigia.
    (Maria will soon go on a short vacation at the sea. Now she's preparing her luggage.)
    Per andare in spiaggia, porta con sè delle infradito nere e due costumi: un bikini blu e un costume intero rosso. 
    (To go the beach, she's taking with her flip flops and two bathing suits: a blue bikini and a red swimming suit.)
    Per il caldo sole estivo, mette in valigia anche un cappello e degli occhiali da sole.
    (For the hot summer sun, she's also paking a hat and a pair of sunglasses.)
    Per esplorare la città, porta alcune canottiere colorate e dei pantaloncini abbinati.
    (To explore the city, she brings some colorful tank tops and some matching shorts.)
    Quando uscirà la sera indosserà delle magliette carine, dei jeans e delle sneakers bianche. 
    (When she will go out in the evening, she will wear some cute shirts, jeans and white sneakers.)
    Per le serate in discoteca, indosserà un vestito e dei sandali, oppure dei tacchi.
    (To go to the disco, she will wear a dress and sandals, or high heels.)
    Infine, mette in valigia alcuni reggiseni, mutande, borsette e orecchini.
    (Finally, she packs some bras, underpants, handbags and earrings.)

    Exercises

    Exercise on Italian clothes - Drag text

    Exercise on Italian clothes (2) - Drag text

    Exercise on Italian clothes - Flashcards

    Exercise on Italian clothes - Single choice set

    Exercise on Italian accessories - Drag text

    Exercise on Italian accessories (2) - Drag text

    Exercise on Italian accessories - Flashcards

    Exercise on Italian accessories - Fill in the blanks

    Exercise on shoes and underwear in Italian - Drag text

    Exercise on shoes and underwear in Italian - Flashcards

    Exercise on shoes and underwear in Italian - Fill in the blanks

    Exercise on verbs related to fashion -Fill in the blanks

    Exercise on the dialogue and short story of the lesson - Fill in the blanks