• Italian course for beginners (A1)
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  • 1 Greetings in Italian (hello, goodbye, ...) [0/5]
  • 2 How to introduce yourself in Italian (my name is...) [0/6]
  • 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]
  • 15 How to order food at the restaurant in Italian [0/6]
  • 16 Animals and pets in Italian [0/14]
  • 17 Nature in Italian [0/5]
  • 18 School in Italian [0/6]
  • 19 Jobs and professions in Italian [0/6]
  • 20 The city and asking for directions in Italian [0/7]
  • 21 Hobbies and sports in Italian [0/5]
  • 22 Health in Italian [0/5]
  • 23 Wishes and proverbs in Italian [0/4]
  • In this lesson, you will learn how to talk about your tempo libero (free time).

    What are your hobbies in Italian

    Use the following expressions to ask about someone's interests.

    Italian English
    Quali sono i tuoi hobbies? What are your hobbies?
    Cosa fai nel tempo libero? What do you do in your free time?
    Quali sono i tuoi interessi? What are your interests?
    Pratichi degli sport? Do you do any sports?
    Suoni qualche strumento? Do you play any instruments?

     

    Talking about your hobbies in Italian (travel, dance, read, skiing)

    To talk about your interests, use the following expressions.

    Italian English
    Rilassarsi Relax
    Andare al cinema Going to the cinema
    Cucinare Cook
    Uscire con gli amici Going out with friends
    Ascoltare la musica Listen to music
    Suonare (la chitarra) Play (the guitar)
    Viaggiare Travel
    Scrivere Write
    Nuotare Swim
    Sciare Skiing
    Fare una passeggiata Going for a walk
    Ballare Dance
    Leggere Read
    Guardare la tv Watch tv
    Andare ad un concerto Go to a concert
    Disegnare Draw

     

    Check out the following examples.

    Italian English
    Mi piace andare ai concerti; ne ho visti 52 fino ad ora. I like going to concerts; I have been to 52 so far.
    La sera mi piace leggere un libro giallo. I like to read mystery books in the evenings.

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    List of sports in Italian (basketball, volleyball, golf)

    Here' s a list with the most important sports.

    Italian English
    Fare sport
    Praticare uno sport
    Do sports
    Calcio Soccer
    Tennis Tennis
    Nuoto Swimming
    Equitazione Reining
    Pallacanestro Basketball
    Pallavolo Volleyball
    Ginnastica Gymnastics
    Hockey Hockey
    Golf Golf
    Arti marziali Martial arts

     

    Take a look at the following examples.

    Italian English
    Gioco a pallavolo da quando avevo 8 anni. I have been playing volleyball ever since I was 8.
    Mio fratello adora giocare a calcio. My brother loves playing soccer.

    Daily dialogue

      Italian English
    Chiara Quali sono i tuoi hobbies? What are your hobbies?
    Marta Mi piace fare delle passeggiate, leggere e disegnare. I like taking a walk, read and draw.
    Chiara Anche a me piace disegnare! Però ultimamente non ho mai tempo. I also like to draw! But lately, I never have the time.
    Marta Cosa ti piace fare nel tempo libero? What do you like to do in your free time?
    Chiara Suono la batteria in una band e gioco a tennis. I play the drums in a band and I play tennis.
    Marta Che bello! E cosa ne pensi dei film? Ti piace andare al cinema? Nice! And what do you think of movies? Do you like going to the cinema?
    Chiara Molto! Soprattutto con gli amici, è più divertente. A lot! Especially with friends, it's funnier.
    Marta Sì, è perfetto per rilassarsi. Anche cucinare è un'attività che mi rende tranquilla. Yes, it's perfect to relax. Also cooking is an activity that relaxes me a lot.
    Chiara Io non so cucinare. I can't cook.
    Marta Potrei insegnarti qualche ricetta! Maybe I could teach you some recipes!