How exactly do you say I am tired in Italian? Are there more ways to say it?
In this lesson, we will take a look at the different ways you can translate this sentence into Italian. Read on to learn them all!
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How do you say I am tired in Italian?
Sono stanco is how you translate I am tired in Italian if you are a male.
I am tired (masculine)
This is because Italian has two genders, and all adjectives are either masculine or feminine.
This common sentence in Italian is made of two elements.
For example, you could say:
Sono stanco di giocare a scacchi. Cambiamo gioco!
I’m tired of playing chess. Let’s change the game!
Stasera non mi va di andare al cinema, sono stanco. Magari domani!
I don’t feel like going to the movies tonight, I’m tired. Maybe tomorrow!
Sono is a conjugation of the verb essere, meaning to be. Sono is basically the first person singular present conjugation of essere. This is an irregular verb.
Present tense conjugation for essere
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For example, you could say…
È l’una del pomeriggio.
It is one o’clock in the afternoon.
Io e Luca siamo sposati dal 1996.
Luke and I have been married since 1996.
Now, what do you have to say to say I am tired in Italian if you are a female? Let’s see what this form is exactly in the next paragraph.
Sono stanca is how you translate I am tired in Italian if you are a female.
I am tired (female)
Always make sure you use the correct gender of the adjective: if you use a masculine adjective and you are a girl, or viceversa, it will sound strange!
Other translations for I am tired in Italian
If you want to stress how tired you are, you can either use sono stanchissimo/a or sono stanco/a morto/a.
The first is what Italians call a superlativo, which has no direct translation into English but could be translated as “I am terribly tired”.
I am terribly tired (male)
I am terribly tired (female)
The second expression is simply the Italian translation for I am dead tired.
Sono stanco morto
I am dead tired (male)
Sono stanca morta
I am dead tired (female)
Other common synonyms for tired are sfinito (worn out), esausto (exhausted) and distrutto (destructed).
I am worn out (male)
I am exhausted (male)
I am destructed (male)
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Of course, female versions also exist.
I am worn out (female)
I am exhausted (female)
I am destructed (female)
And that’s it, now you know how to say I am tired in Italian in all its forms!
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