Sometimes we need to put more effort into communicating 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.
Interjections, also known as exclamations, are usually words that come in a phrase expressing and showing happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, disgust, excitement, or enthusiasm.
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
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Expressing/Showing Admiration or Beauty
|Fico!||cool!||(Center/south) unambiguously vulgar in the feminine|
unambiguously vulgar in the feminine
|Come no!||You got it!|
|Per la misera/Porca miseria!||Damn!|
|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!|
|Ma dai!||Come on!|
|Non mi dire!||Don’t tell me!|
|Che bello!||How nice!|
|Manco per idea/ Per sogno||Never!|
|Per niente/per carità||Not at all!|
|Che peccato!||What a pity||(regret)|
|Cavolo!||Oh boy/oh, man!|
|Mamma mia!||My goodness!|
Expressing doubt or ignorance
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