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 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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