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Telling Time in Italian

Here you will learn how to tell time in Italian and how to pronounce common words and phrases related to time. This lesson, provided by, is part of our free online Italian course.

Now let's study how to say in Italian What time is it? and how to answer if you are asked by someone the time. The pronunciation tips are found on the third column.

English Italian Pronunciation
What time is it, please? Che ora è, per favore? keh ora eh pehr fah-voh-ray
it's one o'clock è l'una eh loo-nah
it's two o'clock sono le due soh-noh leh doo-eh
it's three o'clock sono le tre soh-noh leh treh
it's four o'clock sono le quattro soh-noh leh kwaht-troh
it's five o'clock sono le cinque soh-noh leh cheen-kweh
it's six o'clock sono le sei soh-noh leh seh-ee
it's seven o'clock sono le sette soh-noh leh set-teh
it's eight o'clock sono le otto soh-noh leh oht-toh
it's nine o'clock sono le nove soh-noh leh noh-veh
it's ten o'clock sono le dieci soh-noh leh dee-eh-chee
it's eleven o'clock sono le undici soh-noh leh onn-dee-chee
it's twelve o'clock sono le dodici soh-noh leh doh-dee-chee
it's eleven fifteen sono le undici e quindici soh-noh leh onn-dee-chee eh kween-dee-chee
it's eleven fifteen sono le undici e un quarto soh-noh leh onn-dee-chee eh oon kwahrtoh
it's half past eleven sono le undici e mezzo soh-noh leh onn-dee-chee eh meh-tsoh
it's eleven forty-five sono le undici meno un quarto soh-noh leh onn-dee-chee meh-noh oon kwahrtoh

How to say minutes / hours / days / months / years in the Italian language? In the table below you will learn how to say minutes / hours / days / months / years in Italian.

English Italian Pronunciation
minute / minutes minuto / minuti mee-noo-toh / mee-noo-tee
hour / hours ora / ore ora / oray
day / days giorno / giorni gior-noh / gior-nee
month / months mese / mesi meh-zay / meh-zee
year / years anno / anni an-noh / an-nee
Italian Phrases and Vocabulary about Time

If you want to improve your Italian vocabulary with some common words about time, then we recommend you to study carefully the following table. Note! In Italy from 12 to 5 P.M is afternoon, from 5 P.M to midnight is evening and from midnight to early morning is night.

English Italian Pronunciation
morning mattina ma-tee-na
afternoon pomeriggio poh-meh-reegio
evening sera seh-rah
night notte noht-tay
in the evening la sera la seh-rah
A.M di mattina la seh-rah
P.M del pomeriggio / di sera / di notte dehl poh-meh-reegio / dee seh-rah / dee noht-tay
It's five o'clock A.M Sono le cinque di mattina soh-noh leh cheen-kweh dee ma-tina
It's four o'clock P.M Sono le quattro del pomeriggio soh-noh leh kwaht-troh dehl poh-meh-reegio
It's eight o'clock P.M Sono le otto di sera soh-noh leh oht-toh dee seh-rah
It's eleven o'clock P.M Sono le undici di notte soh-noh leh onn-dee-chee dee noht-tay

Important! Because some Italian sounds are not found in English we have tried to come up with something that sounds similar, for this reason the pronunciation tips from above are simply informational and does not offer any guarantee.

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