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Italian Lessons for Beginners: Question Words

Italian Lessons for Beginners: Question Words

Italian Lessons for Beginners: Question Words

Come stai? Dove sei?

Italians are very curious and they usually ask a lot of questions...

If you want to be prepared next time you speak to your Italian friend, colleague or relative don't forget to learn the basic question words!

Basic Italian Question Words


Perché - Why

Perché sei venuto in ritardo? - Why did you arrive late?

Perché studi l'italiano? - Why are you studying Italian?

Perché means also "because", so you can also use it when answering one of the questions above or "why" questions:

Perché sei venuto in ritardo? - Perché no ho sentito la sveglia. Because I didn't hear the alarm. 

Perché studi l'italiano? - Perché mi piace molto! - Because I really like it.

 

Dove - Where

A very important question word is dove especially if you are travelling in Italy. You will need it when you want to ask for some information or for directions and etc.:

Dove si trova la fermata dell'autobus? - Where is the bus stop?

Dove posso comprare un biglietto? - Where can I buy a ticket?

 

Quanto - How much/ How many

Quanto costa questo? - How much does this cost?

Quanti libri hai comprato? - How many books did you buy?

 

Quando -  When

Quando parte il treno? - When does the train leave?

Quando torni a casa? - When are you going home?

 

Come - How

Come stai? - How are you?

Come posso ritornare all'albergo? - How can I go back to the hotel?

Come is one of the most common question words used by Italians and you will probably hear it all time.

 

Cosa - What

Cosa si mangia oggi? - What are we eating today?

Cosa c'è da vedere a Torino? - What is there to see in Torino?

You can also use che cosa, it's basically the same: Che cos'è questo? - What's this?

 

Quale - Which

Quale città ti piace di più? - Which city do you like the most?

Qual è il tuo ristorante preferito? - Which restaurant is your favourite?

 

Chi - Who

Chi hai visto ieri? - Who did you see yesterday?

Chi vuole venire con me al cinema? - Who wants to come to the cinema with me?

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