Italian Pronouns

Italian Pronouns

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Italian Pronouns

Learning the Italian Pronouns is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you practice the subject, the closer you get to mastering the Italian language. But first we need to know what the role of Pronouns is in the structure of the grammar in Italian.

Italian pronouns include personal pronouns (refer to the persons speaking, the persons spoken to, or the persons or things spoken about), indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns (connect parts of sentences) and reciprocal or reflexive pronouns (in which the object of a verb is being acted on by verb's subject).

Grammar Tips:

In English personal pronouns are (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they), and (me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them), In Italian, the personal pronouns are:

io (I), tu (you), lui, egli (he), lei, ella (she), 

noi (we), voi (they masc.), essi, esse, loro (they fem.)

Examples: io imparo (I learn), tu impair (you learn), lui, egli impara (he learns), lei, ella impara (she learns), noi impariamo (we learn), voi imparate (you learn), essi, esse, loro imparano (they learn). The polite form is simply made with the pronoun in capital letter: Lui impara, Lei impara, Loro imparano.

Indirect Object Pronouns:

Indirect object pronouns are words that replace the indirect object, which is usually a person.

Me (me), te (you), lo, gli (him), la, le (her), ci (us), vi (you), loro (them):

Examples: Dammi il libro (give me the book). Ti amo (I love you).

Possessive Pronouns:

Mío (mine masc.), mía (mine fem.), miei (mine, plural masc.), míe (mine, plural fem.), tuo / tua (yours), suo / sua (his, hers), nostro / nostra (ours), vostro / vostra (yours), suo / sua (theirs), loro (theirs, polite form).


Here are some examples:

English PronounsItalian Pronouns
PronounsPronomi
IIo
youtu (friendly) voi (polite)
heegli
shelei
wenoi
theyessi
meme
youtu
himlui
herlei
usnoi
themloro
myil mio
youril tuo/la tua (of you singular) (or) il vostro/la vostra (of you plural)
hisil suo/la sua (of him)
heril suo/la sua (of her)
ouril nostro/la nostra
theiril/la loro
minemio/mia or i miei/le mie (singular or plural)
yoursil vostro/la vostra (or) i vostri/le vostre
hisil suo/la sua or i suoi/le sue
hersil suo/la sua or i suoi/le sue
oursil nostro/la nostra or i nostri/le nostre
theirsil loro/la loro or i loro/le loro

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Pronouns in Italian has a logical pattern. Locate the Pronouns above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Italian.

List of Pronouns in Italian

Below is a list of the Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns in Italian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Italian vocabulary.

English PronounsItalian Pronouns
I speakParlo
you speaktu parli
he speaks(lui) parla
she speaks(lei) parla
we speakparliamo
they speakparlano
give medammi
darti/ darvi
give himdargli
give herdarle (or) io le do
give usDacci
give themdargli
my bookil mio libro
your bookil tuo libro
his bookil suo libro
her bookil suo libro
our bookil nostro libro
their bookil loro libro

Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns have a very important role in Italian, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Italian Pronouns, you might want to check the rest of our Italian lessons here: Learn Italian. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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