How do you say BORING in Italian?

Boring in Italian

Noioso

Noioso is how you say boring in Italian.

OriginFrom the Latin word noiosus, “annoying” or “bothersome”
Pronunciation/noˈjoːso/

Noioso
Boring


Boring in Italian: Different forms

Like all other adjectives in Italian, noioso needs to match the gender (masculine or feminine) and the number (singular or plural) of the noun.

SingularPlural
MasculineNoiosoNoiosi
FeminineNoiosaNoiose
boy idly scrolling his phone

Noioso in Italian: Examples

Ho trovato il libro noioso e poco coinvolgente.
I found the book boring and unengaging.

La festa era molto noiosa.
The party was very boring.

Le lezioni di chimica sono molto noiose.
Chemistry classes are very boring.

I compiti di matematica sono noiosi e ripetitivi.
Math homework is boring and repetitive.

Homework is a plural noun in Italian: i compiti.

bored kid

If you want to say to get bored in Italian, use the reflexive verb annoiarsi. Make sure you don’t confuse this verb with to annoy. To annoy is translated into Italian as infastidire.

Mi annoio a stare in casa. Cosa possiamo fare?
Valerio’s father became rich thanks to his entrepreneurial skills.

Smettila di infastidire il gatto che dorme!
Stop bothering the sleeping cat!

To translate “boredom”, use noia. It’s a feminine noun.

La noia
Boredom

Che cosa fai di solito per combattere la noia?
What do you usually do to fight boredom?

guy sleeping during a reunion at work

Boring in Italian: Expressions

There is a number of common idioms associated with the word for boring in Italian:

  • essere di una noia mortale (to be deadly boring, to be boring as hell)
  • che noia! (how boring!)
  • ripetere fino alla noia (to repeat sth until you are bored)

For example, you can say…

La festa è stata di una noia mortale.
The party was boring as hell.


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