How do you say SAFE in Italian?

How exactly do you say safe in Italian?

In this lesson, we will take a look at the different words you can use to talk about being safe in Italian. Read on to learn all you need to know!


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Safe in Italian


Sicuro is how you translate safe into Italian when you’re talking about an inanimate object. Let’s listen to how this adjective is pronounced.

Its pronunciation is similar to see-KOO-roh and it comes from the Latin word securum, which means “without worry”. Make sure the final -o has a clean sound, because Italian vowel sounds are clean!


a woman sighing

Like all other adjectives in Italian, sicuro needs to match the gender and number of the noun.


If a neighborhood is safe, you would say sicuro because neighborhood, quartiere, is a masculine noun in Italian.

Likewise, you will say sicura, if you’re talking about a door, porta, which is a feminine noun.

Plural nouns behave the same way: if you want to describe some safe locks (lucchetti, masculine plural), use sicuri. If you’re talking about some safe rooms (stanze, feminine plural), use sicure instead.

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For example, you could say…

Il nostro è un quartiere molto sicuro.
Ours is a very safe neighborhood.

La polizia ha garantito che la zona è sicura.
The police assured that the area is safe.

Ho un posto sicuro dove lasciare la valigia.
I have a safe place to leave the suitcase.

È sicuro nuotare in questo lago?
Is it safe to swim in this lake?

a lake surrounded by trees

To translate “to be/feel safe”, use the expression essere al sicuro.

Essere al sicuro
To be/feel safe

For example, you could say…

Siamo al sicuro su questa nave.
We are safe on this ship.

Tutti i nostri oggetti sono al sicuro in cassaforte.
All our items are safe in the safe.

man robbing a safe

Sicuro in Italian is also used to translate the English adjective sure, as in:

Sei sicuro che il treno partirà alle 10?
Are you sure the train will leave at 10 o’clock?

Sono sicura di aver lasciato le chiavi sulla scrivania.
I’m sure I left the keys on the desk.

And that’s the end of our lesson on how to say safe in Italian!

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