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House, rooms, furniture in Italian

The house (la casa) is the place where we live, therefore it's important to know the right translation of the names of the rooms and objects inside.

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House in Italian

Let's check out the following words that are useful to describe the kind of house.

Italian English

l'appartamento / l'alloggio 

the flat / the apartment

la casa indipendente 

the detached house

la casa semindipendente

the semi-detached house

la casa a schiera

the terraced house

la villa

the villa / the mansion

la villetta in campagna

the cottage

il condominio the apartment building


Rooms and parts of the house in Italian

In the following table you will find the main rooms and parts of the house.

Italian English
la cucina the kitchen
il bagno the bathroom
la camera da letto the bedroom
il salotto / il soggiorno the living room
la sala da pranzo the dining room
il giardino the garden
il garage the garage
il corridoio the hall
la mansarda / la soffitta the attic
il tetto the roof
il camino the chimney
la cantina the cellar
lo sgabuzzino / il ripostiglio the closet
la porta / l'ingresso principale the front door
la porta / l'ingresso posteriore the back door
la finestra the window
il soffitto the ceiling
il pavimento the floor
la parete the wall
le scale the stairs

il piano di sopra 

upstairs
il piano di sotto   downstairs


Useful expressions

Some useful expressions that can be used talking about the house in general are:

Italian English
comprare una casa to buy an house
affittare (prendere in affitto) un appartamento to rent a flat
fare i lavori di casa / fare le pulizie di casa to do the housework
passare l'aspirapolvere to vacuum
lavare il pavimento to mop the floor
pagare le bollette to pay the bills
dipingere le pareti to paint the walls


Kitchen vocabulary in Italian (the table, the chair...)

Let's check out a list of the main objects that you can find in a kitchen (cucina).

Italian English
il tavolo the table
la sedia the chair

il frigorifero

the fridge / the refrigerator
la caffettiera the coffee pot 
i fornelli the stove
la lavapiatti / la lavastoviglie the dishwasher 
il congelatore the freezer 
il bollitore the kettle
il forno the oven
il tostapane the toaster
l'apribottiglie the bottle opener
il tagliere the chopping board
i cavatappi the corkscrew
la padella per friggere the frying pan
la grattugia the cheese grater
lo spremiagrumi the juicer
la carta stagnola the kitchen foil 
il mestolo the ladle
la ciotola the bowl
la presina the oven cloth
i guanti da forno the oven gloves
il mattarello the rolling pin
l'apriscatole the tin opener
il vassoio  the tray
il cucchiaio di legno the wooden spoon
le posate the cutlery
il coltello the knife
la forchetta the fork
il cucchiaio the spoon
il cucchiaino the teaspoon
il bicchiere the glass
il barattolo the jar
la tazza the mug
il piatto the plate
la zuccheriera the sugar bowl
il cestino the bin
la griglia  the grill
il microonde the microwave
il rotolo da cucina the kitchen roll
la spina elettrica the plug
il lavandino the sink
la tovaglia the tablecloth
il tovagliolo the napkin
il detersivo per i piatti the washing-up liquid
la dispensa (del cibo) the (food) pantry


Useful expressions

Some useful expressions that can be used in the kitchen are:

Italian English
fare i piatti to do the wishes
lavare i piatti to do the washing up
sparecchiare la tavola to clear the table
apparecchiare la tavola to set / to lay the table
cucinare to cook
friggere to fry
bollire to boil


Bathroom vocabulary in Italian (the bathtub, the tap,...)

Let's check out a list of the main objects that you can find in a bathroom (bagno).

Italian English
l'accappatoio the bathrobe
l'asciugacapelli the hair dryer
l'asciugamano  the towel
la piastra per capelli  the hairstraightener
la carta igienica the toilet paper
la doccia the shower
il dentrificio the toothpaste
la lavatrice the washing machine 
lo spazzolino the toothbrush
il filo interdentale the dental floss
la spugna the sponge
lo stendino the drying rack
lo specchio the mirror
il sapone the soap
il gabinetto the toilet (bowl)
la vasca da bagno  the bathtub
la lavatrice the washing machine
il rubinetto the tap
il tappetino the mat
la spazzola the brush
il pettine the comb


Useful expressions

Some useful expressions that can be used talking about the bathroom are:

Italian English
fare la doccia to have a shower
fare il bagno  to have a bath
fare il bucato to do the laundry
posso andare in bagno? can I go to the toilet, please?
scusa / scusi, dov'è il bagno? sorry, where is the toilet?


Bedroom vocabulary in Italian (the bed, the wardrobe,...)

Let's check out a list of the main objects that you can find in a bedroom (camera da letto).

Italian English
la poltrona the armchair
il letto the bed
il comodino the bedside table
la libreria the bookcase
la mensola per libri the bookshelf
la cassettiera the chest of drawers
l'orologio the clock
l'attaccapanni the coat stand / rack
la scrivania the desk
lo sgabello the stool
l'armadio the wardrobe
la sveglia the alarm clock
il lettore CD/DVD the CD/DVD player
la lampada the lamp
lo specchio the mirror
il termosifone the radiator
la coperta the blanket
il tappeto the carpet / the rug
le tende the curtains
il cuscino the pillow
il piumone the duvet
il materasso the mattress
la federa the pillowcase
il lenzuolo the sheet
la spina elettrica the plug
il poster the poster
il cestino per la carta the waste paper basket


Useful expressions

Some useful expressions that can be used talking about the bedroom are:

Italian English
andare a dormire to go sleep
fare il cambio di stagione to do a new season wardrobe changeover
dormire come un ghiro to sleep like a log


Living room vocabulary in Italian (the couch, the television,...)

Let's check out a list of the main objects that you can find in a living room (salotto).

Italian English
la poltrona the armchair
il divano  the sofa / the couch
il cuscino the cushion
il tavolino the coffee table
il televisore the television
il quadro the picture
la pianta  the plant
il vaso the vase / the pot
la credenza con la vetrina the glass-fronted cupboard
la libreria the bookcase
il caminetto the fireplace
le tende  the curtains
la sedia  the chair
il portaombrelli the umbrella stand
il termosifone the radiator
il tappeto the carpet / the rug


Useful expressions

Some useful expressions that can be used talking about the living room are:

Italian English
fare una pennichella to take a nap
cambiare canale di continuo to zap
puoi aprire la porta, per favore? could you please open the door?
chiudi la finestra, per favore close the window, please


Garden vocabulary in Italian (the meadow, the fence,...)

Let's check out a list of the main objects that you can find in a garden (giardino).

Italian English
la staccionata the fence
il prato the meadow
i fiori flowers
l'aiuola the flower bed
il cancello  the gate
la ghiaia the gravel
la serra the greenhouse
la siepe the hedge
il sentiero the path
l'altalena the swing
la zappa the hoe
il rastrello the rake
l'annaffiatoio the watering can
la carriola the wheelbarrow


Useful expressions

Some useful expressions that can be used talking about the garden are:

Italian English
fare giardinaggio to garden 
fare l'orto to tend the orchard
tagliare l'erba to mow the lawn


Garage vocabulary in Italian (the car, the bike,...)

Let's check out a list of the main objects that you can find in a garage (garage).

Italian English
la macchina the car
il motorino the scooter
la bicicletta the bike
la cassetta degli attrezzi the toolbox
il cacciavite the screwdriver
la ruota the tyre


Useful expressions

Some useful expressions that can be used talking about the garage are:

Italian English
cambiare le ruote to change the tyres
gonfiare le ruote  to pump up tyres
riparare la macchina to fix the car
parcheggiare to park


Daily dialogues

Take a look at the following dialogue about the house, its parts and the objects inside.

  Italian English
Federico  Ho comprato un'appartamento in centro I bought a flat in the centre
Francesca Fantastico! Quante camere da letto ha? Wonderful! How many bedrooms does it have?
Federico Solo una, però un salotto molto grande Only one but it has a very big living room
Francesca Capito... C'è un giardino? I got it...is there any garden?
Federico No, però ho un garage dove poter parcheggiare la mia macchina No, but I have a garage where I can park my car
 

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