How to speak Italian fluently in no time

Discover how to speak Italian fluently

Most high school or regular Italian courses start by teaching you dull grammar rules and complex language notions. There has to be a better way! We, at Mondly - the language app loved by millions of people worldwide, take a different approach.
Our language experts care deeply about your ability to have real conversations in Italian as fast as possible.

That's why, rather than bombarding you with complex notions at the beginning of your course, we start by involving you in a real conversation. Through this approach, you will be able to have your first Italian conversation after only 5 minutes of using our app. Encouraging, right?

Our linguists have also identified one of the major secrets of how to speak Italian: listening to fluent speakers in a natural setting. Because our brain is wired to absorb the information we hear, our experts made listening an essential part of learning Italian.
As a result, during all our lessons you will hear natives speak in Italian clearly, correctly and in context. This way, you will pick up the natural Italian pronunciation of core words effortlessly.

Speaking Italian

Italian speaking exercises

The best way to learn a language is by speaking it. Try practicing dialogue with a friend or by yourself. Can you pronounce these sentences?

Speak Italian fluently from day 1

Did you know that learning by doing is the most effective learning method? Practice Italian a little bit every day and you’ll speak like a native forever! Start right now with these top 10 most common Italian words and phrases pronounced by fluent Italian speakers.

  1. 1. Ciao. = Hello.

    First impressions matter. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Learning as little as “hello” in Italian can work wonders in your interactions with the natives. So here’s exactly how to pronounce it:


  2. 2. Come stai? = How are you?

    The next polite thing to do is ask “how are you?”. Sometimes, you can even skip the hello and directly ask how things are going. Here’s how to pronounce it in Italian:

    Come stai?

  3. 3. Come ti chiami? = What is your name?

    When you travel abroad, you usually make a lot of new friends. Whether we are talking about the nice stranger on the plane, your host or the driver, here’s how to ask them what their name is:

    Come ti chiami?

  4. 4. Piacere. = Nice to meet you.

    The natives will always regard your attempt to speak their language as a sign of respect towards their culture. Another basic phrase you can use when making new friends is “nice to meet you”. Click and listen to how is it pronounced:


  5. 5. Per piacere. = Please.

    Manners are a must everywhere you go. And Italy makes no exception. Saying “please” the right way and at the right time will open many doors in your path. To pronounce it in Italian, you simply say:

    Per piacere.

  6. 6. Grazie. = Thank you.

    Mothers are the best thing that ever happened to us. Not only did they raise us, but they also taught us basic manners like saying “thank you” in the proper contexts. Following their example, here’s how to say “thank you” in Italian:


  7. 7. Prego. = You're welcome.

    It doesn't matter where you are in the world. Common sense translates the same in all languages. Here's how a person from Rome would say “you’re welcome”:


  8. 8. Mi scusi! = Excuse me!

    We only need 7 seconds to make an impression that may last a lifetime. And sometimes, the only difference between a good impression and a bad one is just a simple “excuse me”. Listen to how it's pronounced in Italian:

    Mi scusi!

  9. 9. Quanto costa? = How much does it cost?

    Shopping sprees are an essential part of every city break. The vacation isn’t over until you buy souvenirs for each member of your family. So here’s how to ask “how much does it cost?” in Italian:

    Quanto costa?

  10. 10. Arrivederci. = Goodbye.

    If you want to maintain the good first impression you managed to make with your flawless Italian greetings and introductions, end the conversation by saying “goodbye” exactly like a native:


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Italian conversations for perfect pronunciations

The most important part of learning Italian is getting a chance to practice what you learned by speaking the language. Otherwise, it’s all lost, like most of what we’ve learned in school. That’s exactly why our language experts have included Italian speaking exercises in every lesson.

  • • No need to find an Italian friend to help you rehearse.
  • • No need to go to an Italian speaking country.

How can this be possible?

We have created a high-tech computer program you can use to have a smart conversation with (really!). We call it the Mondly Chatbot. Sit back and it engages in a conversation with you using a friendly, native Italian voice. Don’t be shy: respond to its questions or even ask it one. Like magic, it will understand what you are saying and respond like a regular person would. No wonder millions of people around the world have already tried our Chatbot to learn how to
speak Italian.
Italian conversation

Learning to speak Italian in Virtual Reality

The great minds of our time consider Virtual Reality (VR) to be the future of technology. Acknowledging the tremendous potential of this technology, we worked with our world-class linguists to shape the future of language learning through Virtual Reality.
Meet Mondly VR, the first virtual reality application that helps you learn to speak Italian. Put your VR headset on and feel immersed in a world of languages. Order some pizza in a restaurant in Rome, have an exciting Italian conversation on a train going to Milan or check into a hotel in Venice. It’s the closest thing to being there and that’s exactly what makes it so effective in learning Italian.
Remember that deer in the headlights feeling when someone asks you a question and you desperately dig through your memory trying to figure out what to say in response? In VR, you learn how to speak Italian by practicing the same situations in the comfort of your own home. Practice as many times as you like in a safe environment and get instant feedback until you get it right. As a result, you’ll gain the confidence to apply what you have learned in the real world. Ultimately, Mondly is all about teaching you how to speak Italian so you can have real-life conversations with natives. No doubt about it, Mondly VR supercharges your learning and makes learning to speak Italian extremely effective.
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Did you know?

Italian landmark

You will hear Italian almost everywhere you go. Italian is a global language and Italians have an appetite for traveling the world. That’s why walking on the streets of London or New York you’ll hear lots of people speaking Italian.
There are 68 million Italian speakers worldwide with almost 60 million living in Italy, 5 million in North and South America, over 800000 living in Switzerland and 24000 in San Marino. Surprisingly, you’ll be able to find Italian speakers in Libya and Somalia because these were Italian colonies in the past.
But what about the Italian dialects? Yes, there are dozens of dialects in the Italian language: Milanese, Brescian, Tuscan, Laziale, Venetian and Sicilian, just to name a few. As you might have noticed, these are all related to certain cities or regions in Italy meaning that you’ll find a separate dialect in most major cities in Italy. But, don’t worry too much about it. These are all very similar and by knowing standard Italian you’ll be able to interact with Italians all over the world. Except Italians in Naples or Napoli, as they say in Italy. They speak Neapolitan, a dialect which is significantly different than standard Italian.

Italian landmark

Speaking Italian has major benefits

Being able to speak with over 85 million Italian speakers

Italian is one of the most spoken languages worldwide, so you'll definitely have a lot to gain by learning conversational Italian. For example, you'll be able to interact with people anytime you visit Italy.

Traveling to Italian-speaking countries gets way better

Wherever you plan to travel to Rome or Venice, speaking Italian will enhance your experience significantly. You will be able to experience Italian speaking countries like a native and have an authentic experience in the process.

Speaking Italian can save your career

Being able to speak Italian increases your employability significantly and makes you stand out from the crowd. This means that you will have better chances of getting a well paid job in the first place, better chances of getting promoted or getting a better job in an Italian speaking country.

Speaking Italian makes you smarter

Studies indicate that being bilingual or a polyglot increases the grey matter in your brain. This means that speaking Italian makes you smarter than you currently are. So, what are you waiting for?

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