Italian Questions

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Italian Questions

Learning the Italian Questions displayed below is vital to the language. Italian questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ...

Grammar Tips:

In Italian there are 4 ways of asking a question to get a yes or no answer, and they are the following:

-Verb : Unlike English, the auxiliaries do and does are not used. Ha del tempo libero? (Does she/he have free time?)

-Pronoun + verb: Only the intonation makes the sentence interrogative: Lei/lui ha del tempo libero? (Does she/he have free time?)

-Verb +...+ pronoun. The pronoun goes last Ha del tempo libero lei/lui? (Does she have free time?)

-Finally you can also make a question by adding a tag question to the end of a statement. Lei ha del tempo libero, vero/non è vero?


Here are some examples:

English QuestionsItalian Questions
QuestionsDomande
how?quanto
what?che cosa?
who?chi?
why?perché?
where?dove?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Italian.

List of Questions in Italian

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in Italian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Italian vocabulary.

English QuestionsItalian Questions
where is he?dove si trova?
what is this?che cosa è questo?
why are you sad?perché sei triste?
how do you want to pay?Come vuoi pagare?
can I come?posso venire?
is he sleeping?(lui) sta dormendo?
do you know me?mi conosci?
do you have my book?Avete il mio libro?
how big is it?quanto è grande?
can I help you?posso aiutarti?
can you help me?puoi aiutarmi?
do you speak English?parlate inglese?
how far is this?quanto è lontano/distante?
what time is it?Che ora è?
how much is this?quanto costa?
what is your name?Come ti chiami?
where do you live?dove vivi?

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