To get married in Italian

How do you translate the expression to get married in Italian?

In this lesson, we’ll take a look at this very expression, also known as collocation, and we will even talk about some words you can use to describe marriage in Italian.

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To get married in Italian

First of all, let’s translate to get married in Italian.

To get married

how do you say to get married in italian

To get married in Italian – Let’s break it down!

Sposarsi translates as to marry oneself. Any Italian verb ending in –si is a reflexive verb.

“To marry oneself”

Mia sorella si sposerà a giugno.
My sister is getting married in June.
Literally: My sister will marry herself in June.

mi sposerò a giugno - to get married in italian - bride throwing a flower bouquet in the air

The verb sposare, from which the reflexive verb form sposarsi comes, means to marry (someone).

Sposare, and consequently sposarsi, is a verb of the first -are group. The indicativo presente conjugation for sposarsi is as follows:

iomi sposo
tuti sposi
lui, leisi sposa
noici sposiamo
voivi sposate
lorosi sposano

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Voglio sposarti.
I want to marry you.

Ho chiesto ad Anna di sposarmi.
I asked Anna to marry me.

Elia e Marzia si sposano alla fine dell’estate.
Elia and Marzia are getting married at the end of the summer.

As in English, the verb sposare can also be used to mean to join in marriage.

Ci ha sposato un parroco.
A priest married us.

le ho chiesto di sposarmi - to get married in italian - man proposing to a woman, holding a ring behind his back

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Wedding is translated as matrimonio in Italian. It is a masculine noun.

Un matrimonio
A wedding

Dei matrimoni
Some weddings

Il matrimonio
The wedding

I matrimoni
The weddings

What can you find in an Italian wedding ceremony (cerimonia nuziale)? Here are some suggestions:

La fede nuziale
The wedding ring

L’abito da sposa
The wedding dress
Literally: Bride’s dress

Il banchetto nuziale
The wedding feast

Il lancio del bouquet
The throwing of the bouquet

La torta nuziale
The wedding cake

newly weds cutting the wedding cake

To get married in Italian – Examples

Si sposeranno il mese prossimo.
They are getting married next month.

Claudia si è sposata con mio fratello l’anno scorso.
Claudia got married with my brother last year.

È vera la voce che Giulia si sposerà con Enrico?
Is the rumor true that Giulia is going to marry Enrico?

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