Telling Time in Italian

By optilingo

How Is Different Is Telling Time in Italian?

A Discussion of Time

Understanding how to tell time in Italian is a necessary step on your path towards foreign language fluency. When learning the Italian language, you’ll need to know how to talk about time because sooner or later, you’ll need to talk about it. It’s pretty much an inevitability. The following are a few words and phrases that will be helpful.

second un secondo
minute un minuto
hour un’ora
day un giorno
week una settimana
month un mese
year un anno
decade una decade
century un secolo
millennium un millennio
sunrise/dawn l’alba
morning la mattina
noon mezzogiorno
afternoon il pomeriggio
evening la sera
dusk il crepuscolo
sunset il tramonto
night la notte
midnight mezzanotte
the day before yesterday l’altro ieri
yesterday ieri
today oggi
now adesso
tomorrow domani
the day after tomorrow dopodomani
What is the time? Che ora sono?
It’s five past two. Sono le due e cinque.
It’s half past four. Sono le quattro e mezza.
It’s a quarter to six. Sono le sei meno un quarto.
It’s midnight. È mezzanotte.
It’s exactly 3 o’clock. Sono le 3 in punto.
It’s ten to five. Sono le cinque e dieci.
It’s a quarter past six. Sono le sei e un quarto.
It’s noon. È mezzogiorno.