How do you say SAFE in Italian?

Safe in Italian


Sicuro is how you say safe into Italian when you’re talking about an inanimate object.

OriginFrom the Latin word securum, meaning “without worry”


Safe in Italian: Different forms

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

a woman sighing

Safe in Italian: Examples

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 can 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.

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