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.

secondun secondo
minuteun minuto
hourun’ora
dayun giorno
weekuna settimana
monthun mese
yearun anno
decadeuna decade
centuryun secolo
millenniumun millennio
sunrise/dawnl’alba
morningla mattina
noonmezzogiorno
afternoonil pomeriggio
eveningla sera
duskil crepuscolo
sunsetil tramonto
nightla notte
midnightmezzanotte
the day before yesterdayl’altro ieri
yesterdayieri
todayoggi
nowadesso
tomorrowdomani
the day after tomorrowdopodomani
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.