What They Didn't Teach You in Italian Class

Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More

Sipping espresso at a sidewalk café...
Toasting a pint of birra in the piazza...
Cheering for Azzurri at lo Stadio Olimpico...


Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Italy’s everyday language.

• What’s up? Che c’è?
• I’m so plastered. Sono demolito/a.
• Do you wanna cuddle? Vuoi coccolarci?
• Nice body! Che corpo!
• I’m friggin’ starving. Ho una fame da morti.
• Hey ref, you’re a moron! Arbitro cretino!