How to use Common Italian Interjections and Exclamations

Sometimes we need to put more effort to communicate our feelings. From here the idea of interjection comes into action. Learn in this post how to use Common Italian Interjections and Exclamations with audio to help you remember sentences better.

Interjectionsalso known as exclamationsare usually words that come in a phrase expressing and showing happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, disgust, excitement, or enthusiasm


How to use Common Italian Interjections and Exclamations

Interjections are a characteristic of the spoken language, where Italian dialects have the most influence.

Regional interjections (including insults) are common in Italian: their use and choice reflect personal sensibility, but they may also be “trendy” one day and disappear the next.

The list below includes some of the more popular and “known” Italian interjections

Watch the video on Youtube about Common Italian Interjections and Exclamations:

Expressing/Showing Admiration or Beauty


INTERJECTIONMEANINGNOTES
Madonna!wow!
Ostia!wow!
Ammazza!wow!
Fico!cool!(Center/south) unambiguously vulgar in the feminine
Figo!cool!(North)
unambiguously vulgar in the feminine

Expressing/Showing Agreement 


INTERJECTIONMEANINGNOTES
Come no!You got it!
Vabbè!Ok!
Ecco!Right!
Certo!Sure!
Senz’altro!For Sure!

Expressing Annoyance


INTERJECTIONMEANINGNOTES
Per la misera/Porca miseria!Damn!
Accidenti!Blast!
Uffa!What a bore!
Vai al diavolo!Go to hell!to a person (offensive)
Vai a quel paese!Go to hell!to a person (offensive)
Che schifo!/Che schifezza!Disgusting!

Expressing Disbelief


INTERJECTIONMEANINGNOTES
Ma dai!Come on!
Davvero?Really?
Non mi dire!Don’t tell me!

Expressing Joy


INTERJECTIONMEANINGNOTES
Che bello!How nice!
Evviva!Hurray/cheers!
Fantastico!Wonderful!

Expressing Disagreement


INTERJECTIONMEANINGNOTES
Manco per idea/ Per sognoNever!
Per niente/per caritàNot at all!
Basta!Enough!
Che peccato!What a pity(regret)

Expressing Surprise 


INTERJECTIONMEANINGNOTES
Caspita!Darn!
Cavolo!Oh boy/oh, man!
Oddio!Oh, God!
Mamma mia!My goodness!

Expressing doubt or ignorance


INTERJECTIONMEANINGNOTES
Boh!Who knows?!
Mah!Who knows?!



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