• 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]
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  • 10 The colours in Italian [0/5]
  • 11 Countries and nationalities in Italian [0/6]
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  • 13 Feelings and emotions in Italian (I love you) [0/7]
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  • 16 Animals and pets in Italian [0/14]
  • 17 Nature in Italian [0/5]
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  • 20 The city and asking for directions in Italian [0/7]
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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
     

    Exercises

    Exercise on the house and its rooms in Italian - Drag text

    Exercise on the parts of the house and the expressions to talk about the house in Italian- Drag text

    Exercise on house furniture in Italian - Flashcards

    Exercise on kitchen vocabulary in Italian- Fill in the blanks

    Exercise on bathroom vocabulary in Italian- Fill in the blanks

    Exercise on bedroom vocabulary in Italian - Fill in the blanks

    Exercise on living room vocabulary in Italian - Fill in the blanks

    Exercise on garden and garage vocabulary in Italian - Fill in the blanks

    Exercise on kitchen and bathroom vocabulary in Italian - Single choice set

    Exercise on bedroom and living room vocabulary in Italian - Single choice set

    Exercise on garden and garage vocabulary in Italian - Single choice set

    Exercise on useful expressions about the house in Italian - Drag text

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    Dialogue about the house in Italian - Fill in the blanks