28 common Italian phrases for time and dates

Learn the most common Italian phrases for time and dates in this lesson.

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Che ore sono?
What time is it?

È mezzogiorno.
It’s midday.

Sono le tre del pomeriggio.
It’s three in the afternoon.

Sono le due e mezza.
It’s two and a half.

Sono le cinque meno un quarto.
It’s a quarter to five.

Sono le quattro e un quarto.
It’s a quarter past four.

Sono le sei meno venti.
It’s five forty.
Literally: It’s six minus twenty.

common italian phrases for time and dates
È mezzogiorno e venti.
It’s twenty minutes past midday.

Che giorno è oggi?
What day is it today?

Oggi è mercoledì?
Is it Wednesday today?

Oggi è giovedì.
It is Thursday today.

Quanto manca?
How much time is left?

A che ora?
At what time?

A che ora aprite? A che ora chiudete?
When do you open? When do you close?

Che orari fate?
What are your opening hours?

Sono in anticipo.
I’m early.

Sono in ritardo.
I’m late.

common italian phrases for time and dates
Sono in ritardo.
I’m late.

Devo tornare a mezzanotte.
I have to be back at midnight.

È troppo presto.
It’s too early.

È troppo tardi.
It’s too late.

Ho una prenotazione per le sette.
I have a reservation for seven o’ clock.

A che ora chiude il museo?
When does the museum close?

A che ora servite la colazione?
What time do you serve breakfast?

Ci vediamo alle otto.
Let’s meet at eight o’ clock.

Quando compi gli anni?
When is your birthday? (informal)

Compio gli anni il tre gennaio.
My birthday is on January 3rd.

Quanto dura il concerto?
How long will the concert last?

Quando inizia il concerto?
When will the concert start?

Quando finisce il concerto?
When will the concert end?


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