To take a walk in Italian

How do you translate the expression to take a walk in Italian?

In this lesson we’ll take a look at this very expression, also known as collocation, and will even talk about what kinds of walks are there in Italian and what words you can use to describe them.

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To take a walk in Italian

First things first, let’s translate to take a walk in Italian.

Fare una passeggiata
To take a walk

You can also say andare a fare una passeggiata, to go for a walk.

Andare a fare una passeggiata
To go for a walk

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To take a walk in Italian – Let’s break this up!

Fare una passeggiata could be literally translated as to do a walk.

Fare
To do

Passeggiata
Walk

Facciamo una passeggiata nel quartiere!
Let’s take a walk around the neighborhood!

Se il tempo è buono, andremo a fare una passeggiata nel parco.
If the weather’s good, we’ll go for a walk in the park.

two men smiling and walking along

Fare is a verb of the first -are group. Its indicativo presente conjugation is irregular and is as follows.

iofaccio
tufai
lui, leifa
noifacciamo
voifate
lorofanno

Fare is a very common verb that is used in a wide variety of other Italian expressions. Here are some:

Fare una doccia
To take a shower

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Fare il bucato
To do the laundry

Fare i compiti
To do homework

Farsi la barba
To shave

man shaving

For example, you could say:

Faccio la doccia ogni mattina.
I take a shower every morning.

Bambini, avete fatto i compiti per domani?
Children, have you done your homework for tomorrow?

Mary non ha tempo di fare il bucato.
Mary doesn’t have time to do the laundry.

Federico si fa la barba ogni mattina con un rasoio elettrico.
Federico shaves with an electric razor every morning.


Passeggiata

We said that the translation for to take a walk in Italian is fare una passeggiata. Passeggiata is a feminine noun (una/la passeggiata). Its forms are as follows.

Una passeggiata
A walk

Delle passeggiate
Some walks

La passeggiata
The walk

Le passeggiate
The walks

Quando smette di piovere, porterò fuori il cane a fare una passeggiata.
When the rain stops, I’ll take the dog out for a walk.

Walk can also be translated as camminata, especially if it’s meant for fitness training.

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What kind of walks can you take in Italian? Here are some!

Breve passeggiata
Brief/short walk

Passeggiata romantica
Romantic walk

Passeggiata quotidiana
Daily walk

Lunga passeggiata
Long walk

For example, you could say…

Usciamo per una breve passeggiata.
Let’s go out for a short walk.

Abbiamo fatto una passeggiata romantica sulla spiaggia.
We went for a romantic walk on the beach.

A che ora del giorno esci per la tua passeggiata quotidiana?
What time of day do you go out for your daily walk?

Dopo una lunga passeggiata, mi viene sempre fame.
I’m always hungry after a long walk.

lovers chasing after one another on the beach - romantic walk

Finally, the expression a walk in the park to mean that something is very easy is translated into Italian as essere una passeggiata, literally “to be a walk”!

Aprire quella porta non fu una passeggiata.
Opening that door was no walk in the park.


To take a walk in Italian – Examples

Stephen va a fare una passeggiata ogni giorno dopo il tramonto.
Stephen goes for a walk after dark every day.

Mattia uscì a fare una passeggiata con il suo cane.
Mattia went out for a walk with his dog.

Dopo aver finito i compiti, uscì a fare una passeggiata.
After he had finished his homework, he went out for a walk.

Sarah ha detto che ogni mattina fa una passeggiata nel parco.
Sarah said that she takes a walk in the park every morning.


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