Italian A1 vocabulary list

Italian A1 vocabulary list.

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Almost all words are featured in the Nuovo vocabolario di base della lingua italiana (New basic vocabulary of Italian language), a very useful reference to everyone wanting to pass the B1 Italian language exam. Words that are not in the dictionary are underlined.

Italian A1 vocabulary list – Alphabetical order

Italian word list according to the A1 CEFR level.

dictionary on a computer

Italian A1 vocabulary list – A

ItalianEnglish
abitare (a)to live (in)
l’abitodress
l’acquawater
adessonow
adultoadult
l’aereo/aeroplanoairplane
agostoAugust
l’aiutohelp
l’alberotree
altotall
altroother
alzarsito stand up
amareto love
amarobitter
l’amicomale friend
l’amorelove
anchealso
ancoraagain
andareto go
l’animaleanimal
l’animale domesticopet
l’annoyear
annoiatobored
apertoopen
aprileApril
aprireto open
l’aranciaorange
arrivareto arrive
arrivedercigoodbye
ascoltareto listen
aspettareto wait
l’autocar
l’autobusbus
l’autunnoautumn, fall
avereto have
avere fameto be hungry
avere seteto be thirsty
azzurrolight blue

Italian A1 vocabulary list – B

ItalianEnglish
ilbagnobath, bathroom
ballareto dance
ilballodance
labambinafemale kid
ilbambinomale kid
labananabanana
labancabank
ilbarbar
labarbabeard
labarcaboat
ilbasketbasketball
bassolow, small
bellobeautiful, nice
benewell
bereto drink
labevandadrink
biancowhite
ilbicchiere(drinking) glass
ilbigliettoticket
labirrabeer
ilbiscottocookie
ilbisognoneed
blublue
laboccamouth
laborsabag
ilbraccioarm
buiodark
buongiornogood morning
buon pomeriggiogood afternoon
buonanottegood night
buonaseragood evening
buonogood
ilburrobutter

Italian A1 vocabulary list – C

ItalianEnglish
ilcaffècoffee
ilcalciosoccer
caldohot
cambiareto change
lacameraroom
lacamera da lettobedroom
lacamerierawaitress
ilcamerierewaiter
lacamiciashirt
camminareto walk
ilcanedog
cantareto sing
icapellihair
capireto understand
ilcappellohat
lacarnemeat
carodear, expensive
lacartapaper
lacasahouse, home
cattivobad
cavalcareto ride
ilcavallohorse
ilcellularemobile phone
lacenadinner
cenareto have dinner
chiwho
chiamareto call
lachiamatacall
lachiavekey
chiedereto ask
lachitarraguitar
chiudereto close
chiusoclosed
ciaohello, hi
ciascunoboth, each
ilcibofood
ilcinemacinema
cinquefive
ilcioccolatochocolate
lacittàcity
laclasseclassroom
lacolazionebreakfast
ilcolorecolor
ilcoltelloknife
comehow, as, like
cominciareto begin
icompitihomework
ilcompleannobirthday
comprareto buy
ilcomputercomputer
conoscereto know
controllareto control, check
laconversazioneconversation
ilcorpobody
correreto run
correttocorrect
ilcorsocourse
cortoshort
lacosawhat, thing
creareto create, make
credereto believe
lacucinakitchen
cucinareto cook
ilcuococook

Italian A1 vocabulary list – D

ItalianEnglish
danzareto dance
dareto give
ladatadate
davveroreally
ildentetooth
dentroinside
destraright (direction)
dicembreDecember
diciannovenineteen
diciassetteseventeen
diciottoeighteen
dieciten
dietrobehind
difficiledifficult
dimenticareto forget
direto say
disegnareto draw
diversodifferent
divertentefunny
ildivertimentofun
divertirsito enjoy oneself
ildizionariodictionary
ladocciashower
dodicitwelve
dolcesweet
ildollarodollar
ladomandaquestion
domanitomorrow
domenicaSunday
ladonnawoman
dopoafter
dormireto sleep
ildottoredoctor
dovewhere
duetwo
durohard

Italian A1 vocabulary list – E

ItalianEnglish
l’e-maile-mail
economicocheap
entrambiboth
l’erbagrass
l’esameexam
l’esempioexample
essereto be
l’estatesummer
l’etàage

Italian A1 vocabulary list – F

ItalianEnglish
lafabbricafactory
lafacciaface
facileeasy
lafamigliafamily
famosofamous
fantasticogreat, fantastic
fareto do
fare la spesato do the shopping
lafattoriafarm
febbraioFebruary
felicehappy
fermarsito stop
lafestaparty
lafigliadaughter
ilfiglioson
ilfilmmovie
lafineend
lafinestrawindow
finireto end, finish
ilfioreflower
ilfiumeriver
ilformaggiocheese
lafoto/fotografiaphoto
lafrasesentence
ilfratellobrother
freddocold
lafruttafruit
fumareto smoke
fuorioutside

Italian A1 vocabulary list – G

ItalianEnglish
lagambaleg
ilgattocat
ilgelatoice cream
igenitoriparents
gennaioJanuary
lagentepeople
gentilegentle
lagiaccajacket
gialloyellow
ilgiardinogarden
giocareto play
ilgiocoplay
ilgiornalenewspaper
ilgiornoday
giovaneyoung
giovedìThursday
giugnoJune
giustoright, correct
lagonnaskirt
grandebig
grassofat
graziethanks
grigiogrey
ilgruppogroup
guardareto look at, watch
guidareto drive

Italian A1 vocabulary list – H

ItalianEnglish
l’hotelhotel

Italian A1 vocabulary list – I

ItalianEnglish
ieriyesterday
l’immaginepicture
imparareto learn
importanteimportant
impossibileimpossible
incontrareto meet
indietroback
l’indirizzoaddress
indossareto wear
iniziareto start
l’insegnanteteacher
insegnareto teach
insiemetogether
intelligenteintelligent
interessanteinteresting
l’invernowinter
inviareto send
invitareto invite

Italian A1 vocabulary list – J

ItalianEnglish
ijeansjeans

Italian A1 vocabulary list – L

ItalianEnglish
lasciareto leave, let
illattemilk
lalavagnablackboard
lavareto clean, wash
lavorareto work
illavorojob, work
leggereto read
lentoslow
laletteraletter
illettobed
laletturareading
lalezionelesson
illibrobook
lalinguatongue, language
illinguaggiolanguage
lontanofar
lalucelight
luglioJuly
lunedìMonday
lungolong

Italian A1 vocabulary list – M

ItalianEnglish
lamacchina fotograficacamera
lamadremother
maggioMay
lamagliettat-shirt
magrothin
mainever
ilmaialepig
malebad, badly
lamammamom
mandareto send
mangiareto eat
lamanohand
ilmaresea
ilmaritohusband
marronebrown
martedìTuesday
marzoMarch
lamatitapencil
ilmattinomorning
ilmedicodoctor
lamelaapple
mercoledìWednesday
ilmesemonth
ilmessaggiomessage
lametàhalf
mettereto put
mi dispiaceI’m sorry
migliorebest, better
ilminutominute
lamogliewife
moltomuch
ilmondoworld
lamontagnamountain
morireto die
mostrareto show
lamuccacow
ilmurowall
ilmuseomuseum
lamusicamusic

Italian A1 vocabulary list – N

ItalianEnglish
ilnasonose
lanazionalitànationality
lanazionenation, country
ilnegozioshop
ilneonatobaby
neroblack
nessunonobody
lanevesnow
nientenothing
noiosoboring
ilnomename
lanottenight
novenine
novembreNovember
ilnumeronumber
nuotareto swim
nuovonew

Italian A1 vocabulary list – O

ItalianEnglish
gliocchialireading glasses
l’occhioeye
oggitoday
ognievery, each
l’orahour
l’orecchioear
l’orologioclock
l’ospedalehospital
ottenereto get, to obtain
ottoeight
ottobreOctober

Italian A1 vocabulary list – P

ItalianEnglish
ilpadrefather
pagareto pay
lapaginapage
ilpaiopair
lapallaball
ilpanebread
ilpaninosandwich
ipantalonipants
ilpapàdad
parcheggiareto park
ilparcheggioparking lot
parlareto talk, speak
laparolaword
lapartepart
lapatatapotato
lapecorasheep
lapennapen
pensareto think
per favoreplease
perchéwhy, because
lapersonaperson
ilpescefish
ilpianofloor (of a house)
lapiantaplant
ilpiattodish
piattoflat
piccolosmall
ilpicnicpicnic
ilpiedefoot
lapioggiarain
lapiscinaswimming pool
lapizzapizza
ilpomeriggioafternoon
ilpomodorotomato
laportadoor
portareto bring, carry
possibilepossible
ilpostoplace
poterecan, to be able to
poveropoor
pranzareto have lunch
ilpranzolunch
preferitofavorite
pregoyou’re welcome
prendereto take, catch
preoccuparsito worry
prestosoon
primabefore
laprimaveraspring
primofirst
ilproblemaproblem
ilprogrammaprogram
prontoready
prossimonext
pulireto clean
pulitoclean

Italian A1 vocabulary list – Q

ItalianEnglish
qualchesome
qualche voltasometimes
qualcosasomething
qualcunosomeone
qualewhich
quandowhen
quattordicifourteen
quattrofour
quellothat
questothis
quindicififteen

Italian A1 vocabulary list – R

ItalianEnglish
laradioradio
laragazzagirl
ilragazzoboy
ilregalogift, present
riccorich
ricordareto remember
ridereto laugh
rispondereto answer
larispostaanswer
ilristoranterestaurant
rossored
ilrumorenoise

Italian A1 vocabulary list – S

ItalianEnglish
sabatoSaturday
ilsalesalt
ilsalottoliving room
sapereto know
sbagliatowrong
lascarpashoe
lascatolabox
scegliereto choose
laschienaback
lascritturawriting
lascrivaniadesk
scrivereto write
lascuolaschool
scusarsito apologize
secondosecond (place)
ilsecondosecond (time)
sedersito sit down
lasediachair
sedicisixteen
seisix
semplicesimple
semprealways
sentireto hear, feel
laseraevening
setteseven
settembreSeptember
lasettimanaweek
sicurosure, safe
lasignoraMrs
ilsignoreMr
sinistraleft (direction)
ilsoggettosubject
isoldimoney
solesun
solojust, only
sopraover, above
lasorellasister
sottobelow, under
spessooften
laspiaggiabeach
sporcodirty
losportsport
stancotired
lastanzaroom
stareto stay, to be
staseratonight
lastazionestation
stessosame
lastradaroad, street
lostudentestudent
studiareto study
ilsuccojuice
ilsupermercatosupermarket
svegliarsito wake up

Italian A1 vocabulary list – T

ItalianEnglish
tantomuch
tardilate
iltavolotable
iltaxitaxi
latazzacup
iltea
iltelefonophone
latelevisioneTV
iltempotime, weather
iltennistennis
latestahead
iltestotext
tiepidowarm
latortacake
trethree
tredicithirteen
iltrenotrain
tristesad
troppotoo much
trovareto find
tuttoall, everything

Italian A1 vocabulary list – U

ItalianEnglish
l’uccellobird
ultimolast
undicieleven
l’universitàuniversity
unoone
l’uomoman
l’uovoegg
usareto use

Italian A1 vocabulary list – V

ItalianEnglish
levacanzeholidays
ilvasovase
vecchioold
vedereto see
velocefast
venerdìFriday
venireto come
ventitwenty
ilventowind
verdegreen
laverduravegetables
ivestiticlothes
ilvetroglass
laviastreet
viaggiareto travel
ilviaggiotrip, travel
vicinonear
ilvinowine
lavisitavisit
visitareto visit
lavitalife
vivereto live, to be alive
volareto fly
volereto want

Italian A1 vocabulary list – W

ItalianEnglish
ilweekendweekend

Italian A1 vocabulary list – Z

ItalianEnglish
lozainorucksack
zerozero
lozoozoo
lozuccherosugar

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