28 common Italian phrases for time and dates

Italian phrases for time and dates 1-5

Che ore sono?
What time is it?

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.

È mezzogiorno.
It’s midday.

common italian phrases for time and dates - family of three having lunch at midday

Italian phrases for time and dates 6-10

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

Sono le sei meno venti.
It’s twenty minutes to six.
Literally: It’s six minus twenty.

Che giorno è oggi?
What day is it today?

Oggi è mercoledì?
Is today Wednesday?

Oggi è giovedì.
Today is Thursday.

common italian phrases for time and dates - clock showing twenty minutes past midday

Italian phrases for time and dates 11-15

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 ritardo.
I’m late.

common italian phrases for time and dates - man who is working very fast because he is late

Italian phrases for time and dates 16-20

Sono in anticipo.
I’m early.

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

È troppo presto.
It’s too early.

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

È troppo tardi.
It’s too late.

common italian phrases for time and dates - woman panicking because it's too late

Italian phrases for time and dates 21-28

A che ora chiude il museo?
What time does the museum close?

A che ora servite la colazione?
What time is breakfast served?

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 does the concert start?

Quando finisce il concerto?
When does the concert end?


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