How do you say CALL ME in Italian?

Call me in Italian

Singular: Chiamami!

Chiamami is how you say call me in Italian when you are addressing only one person who you know well and are on familiar terms with, such as a friend or a relative.

Chiamami!
Call me! (singular, informal)

For example, you can say…

Chiamami prima di cena.
Call me before dinner.

Se ci sono problemi, chiamami a qualsiasi ora.
If there are any problems, call me at any time.

boy having a call with earphones

Plural: Chiamatemi!

Chiamatemi is how you translate call me in Italian when you are addressing more than one person. It doesn’t matter if these people are your bosses at work or friends of yours. You will use this form in both formal and informal contexts.

Chiamatemi!
Call me! (plural)

Italian, unlike English, has two forms of “you”. There’s a singular “you” (tu) and then there’s a plural “you” (voi). If you are addressing a group, you must conjugate any verb or pronoun accordingly.

If you take a closer look at the conjugation table above, you will see that the conjugation for the subject pronoun voi is chiamate. To this conjugation, you need to add the object pronoun mi. So we will say chiamatemi!

Chiamatemi domani mattina.
Call me tomorrow morning.

a grandmother videocalling with relatives

Polite: Mi chiami!

If you are just visiting Italy and often meet new people, unless you both agree to use the informal pronoun tu, you will have to stick to the polite pronoun Lei when talking to other adults and people you are not familiar with. With children, it’s customary to use tu regardless of familiarity.

This is the equivalent of she in English. Basically, when speaking formally, Italians address each other with the subject “she”, lei.

What’s the imperative conjugation of the verb chiamare for the subject pronoun lei? Chiami.

That said, how do you formally ask someone to call you in Italian?

Mi chiami!
Call me! (polite)

For example, you can say…

Signor Rossi, mi chiami poco prima di cominciare la riunione.
Mr. Rossi, call me just before the meeting starts.


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