Adjectives of nationality in Italian

In this lesson, you will find a table with the most important adjectives of nationality in Italian.

When you use an Italian adjective in a sentence, make sure its form matches the number and gender of the noun! Adjectives can be masculine, feminine, singular or plural.

Also keep in mind that adjectives are not capitalized in the Italian language.

MasculineFeminine
SingularItalianoItaliana
PluralItalianiItaliane

Nationalities in Italian that end in -e, like inglese, have only two forms: singular (inglese) and plural (inglesi).

Each English country is also given. Let’s go!


Nationalities in Italian

Pronounciation of the adjectives of nationality in Italian

Country / ContinentNationality
Africaafricano
Americaamericano
Argentinaargentino
Asiaasiatico
Australiaaustraliano
Brazilbrasiliano
Canadacanadese
Cinacinese
Croatiacroato
Denmarkdanese
Finlandfinlandese
Francefrancese
Germanytedesco
Greecegreco
Egyptegiziano
Englandinglese
Europeeuropeo
Icelandislandese
Italyitaliano
Irelandirlandese
Indiaindiano
Japangiapponese
Korea (North)nordcoreano
Korea (South)sudcoreano
Mexicomessicano
Moroccomarocchino
Norwaynorvegese
Paesi Bassi / Olandaolandese
Polandpolacco
Portugalportoghese
Romaniarumeno
Russiarusso
Spainspagnolo
Stati Unitistatunitense
Swedensvedese
Switzerlandsvizzero
Tunisiatunisino
Turkeyturco
Ukraineucraino

For example, you can say…

Einar è svedese.
Einar is Swedish.

Mia zia è polacca.
My aunt is Polish.

Conosco una ragazza cinese.
I know a Chinese girl.

Ti piace lo yogurt greco?
Do you like Greek yogurt?

Si dice che i tedeschi lavorino molto velocemente.
Germans are said to work very fast.

Che differenza c’è tra un elefante indiano e uno africano?
What is the difference between an Indian elephant and an African elephant?


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