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 will even talk about a few words you can use to talk about marriage in Italian.
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To get married in Italian
First things first, let’s translate to get married in Italian.
To get married
To get married in Italian – Let’s break this up!
Sposarsi is literally translated 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 will get married in June.
Literally: My sister will marry herself in June.
The verb sposare, which is where the reflexive verb form sposarsi comes from, means to marry (someone).
Sposare, and consequently sposarsi as well, is a verb of the first -are group. The indicativo presente conjugation for sposarsi is as follows:
|lui, lei||si sposa|
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.
Much like in English, the verb sposare can also be used to mean to join in marriage.
Ci ha sposato un parroco.
A priest married us.
➡️ Thinking of buying an engagement ring? Learn how to ask will you marry me in Italian here!
Wedding in Italian is matrimonio. It is a masculine noun.
What can you find in an Italian wedding ceremony (cerimonia nuziale)? Here are a few suggestions:
La fede nuziale
L’abito da sposa
Literally: Bride dress
Il banchetto nuziale
Il lancio del bouquet
Throwing of the bouquet
La torta nuziale
To get married in Italian – Examples
Si sposeranno il mese prossimo.
They will get married next month.
Claudia si è sposata con mio fratello l’anno scorso.
Claudia got married to my brother last year.
È vera la voce che Giulia si sposerà con Enrico?
Is the rumor that Giulia will get married to Enrico true?
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