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GCSE 09


Italian Vocabulary book

Version- Draft 1






GCSE Italian


Edexcel GCSE in Italian



Edexcel GCSE 2009 Italian Vocabulary Book

Edexcel are pleased to provide this free vocabulary book freely to support learners following the the Edexcel GCSE 2009 Specification in Italian.


Please note: the most up to date version of this document is available on the Edexcel website and a definitive list of core vocabulary is available in the Edexcel Specification.

Introduction
This bilingual glossary has been produced to support you in your language learning and to help you prepare for the Edexcel GCSE. It features a revised minimum core vocabulary foundation level vocabulary (this has been expanded from the original one in the specification) as well as higher level vocabulary. English meanings, genders and irregular word endings are given and the vocabulary is listed both alphabetically and under the following Edexcel headings:
High Frequency Language
Verbs

Adjectives

Colours

Adverbs


Numbers

Quantities

Connecting Words

Time Expressions

Times

Days of the Week


Months of the Year

Question Words

Countries

Continents

Nationalities

Areas/Mountains/Cities/Rivers

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Social Conventions

Prepositions

Listening and Reading Topics
Out and About


  • Visitor Information, Basic Weather, Local Amenities, Accommodation, Public Transport, Directions

Customer Services and Transactions

  • Cafes and Restaurants, Shops, Dealing with Problems

Personal Information

  • General Interest, Leisure Activities, Family and Friends, Lifestyle (healthy eating and exercise)

Future Plans, Education and Work

  • Basic Language of the Internet, Simple Job Advertisements, Simple Job Applications and CV, School and College, Work and Work Experience


Speaking and Writing Topics
Media and Culture

  • Music/Film/Reading, Fashion/Celebrities/Religion, Blogs/Internet

Sports and Leisure

  • Hobbies/interests, Sporting Events, Lifestyle Choices

Travel and Tourism

  • Holidays, Accommodation, Eating (food and drink)

Business, Work and Employment

  • Work Experience/Part-time Jobs, Product or service Information

Although words are listed under specific topic headings, they are not always exclusive to these. Many words can also relate to other topic areas, but may only be listed in one.


At the end of each section you will find some blank pages, these enable you to note down other words that you encounter during the GCSE course and which may prove useful.

Please note that this is not a complete list of all vocabulary for the Edexcel GCSE, and should be used as a reference guide that students can refer to and add to rather than a definitive list of vocabulary needed to achieve a specific grade.

This vocabulary book is currently a first draft; if centres notice any errors in the vocabulary lists contained in this document please let us know and we will ensure they are updated appropriately.
Section 1
High Frequency Language
This has been taken from the appendix in the specification
Verbs


to accept

accettare

to accompany

accompagnare

to add

aggiungere

to adore, love

adorare

to advise

consigliare

to allow

permettere

to answer

rispondere

to apply to

fare domanda

to argue

litigare

to arrive

arrivare

to ask

chiedere

to ask

domandare

to ask a question


fare una domanda

to be

essere

to be able to

potere

to be called

chiamarsi

to be interested in

interessarsi (di)

to be located

trovarsi

to be wrong/make a mistake

sbagliare

to begin

cominciare

to book

prenotare

to borrow

prestare (prendere in prestito)

to buy

comprare

to call

chiamare

to cancel

annullare

to change

cambiare

to chat

chiacchierare

to check

controllare

to choose


scegliere

to click

cliccare

to climb, get on (transport)

salire

to close

chiudere

to come

venire

to contact

contattare

to cost

costare

to count

contare

to cry

piangere

to decide

decidere

to describe

descrivere

to deserve

meritare

to discuss

discutere

to drink

bere

to drive

guidare

to earn

guadagnare

to eat

mangiare

to end


terminare

to enjoy oneself

divertirsi

to enter

entrare

to escape

scappare

to fall

cadere

to fill

riempire

to find

trovare

to finish, end

finire

to fly

volare

to follow

seguire

to forget

dimenticare

to forgive

perdonare

to get angry

arrabbiarsi

to give

dare

to go down, get off (transport)

scendere

to go for a walk

fare una passeggiata

to hate


detestare

to have

avere

to have to

dovere

to hear, to feel

sentire

to help

aiutare

to hope

sperare

to hurry

affrettarsi

to improve

migliorare

to inform

informare

to inform, to warn

avvisare

to intend

intendere

to introduce

presentare

to invite

invitare

to jump

saltare

to keep, to hold

tenere

to knock, hit

colpire

to know (a fact)

sapere


to know (be familiar with)

conoscere

to land

atterrare

to last

durare

to laugh

ridere

to learn

imparare

to leave

partire

to leave (an object)

lasciare

to lend

prestare (dare in prestito)

to light, turn switch on

accendere

to listen

ascoltare

to live

abitare

to live

vivere

to load, charge

caricare

to look after

occuparsi (di)

to look like, to resemble

assomigliare

to lose

perdere


to love

amare

to manage

arrangiarsi

to meet

incontrare

to miss

mancare

to notice

notare

to offer

offrire

to open

aprire

to order

ordinare

to organise

organizzare

to park

parcheggiare

to pass by, to pass (time)

passare

to phone

telefonare

to play

giocare

to please, to like

piacere

to prefer

preferire

to prevent

impedire

to produce


produrre

to pull

tirare

to push

spingere

to put

mettere

to put back

rimettere

to rain

piovere

to receive, be host to

ricevere

to recommend

raccomandare

to refund

rimborsare

to regret, be sorry

dispiacere

to remain

rimanere

to remember

ricordarsi

to rent/to hire

affittare

to repair

riparare

to repeat

ripetere

to replace

sostituire

to research

ricercare


to reserve

riservare

to return

ritornare

to revise

ripassare

to ring/to play (instrument)

suonare

to save

salvare

to say

dire

to see

vedere

to seem

sembrare

to sell

vendere

to send

mandare

to serve

servire

to show

mostrare

to sign

firmare

to sit down

sedersi

to sleep

dormire

to smile

sorridere

to smoke


fumare

to snow

nevicare

to speak

parlare

to spend

spendere

to stay

restare

to stay, to be (healthy)

stare

to steal

rubare

to stick

incollare

to stop

fermarsi

to study

studiare

to succeed, manage

riuscire

to surf the internet

to swim


navigare su internet

nuotare


to take

prendere

to tell

raccontare

to thank

ringraziare

to think

pensare

to think, believe


credere

to throw

gettare

to touch

toccare

to try (on)

provare

to try, to look for

cercare

to type

scrivere a macchina

to understand

capire

to use

servirsi di

to use

usare

to visit

visitare

to wait for

aspettare

to walk

camminare

to want

to wash


volere

lavere


to want, desire

desiderare

to win

vincere

to wish

augurare

to work

lavorare


to write

scrivere


Adjectives


all

tutto/a

alone, lonely

solo/a

angry

arrabbiato/a

awful

terribile

beautiful

bello/a

big

grande

boring

noioso/a

brief

breve

broken

rotto/a

clean

pulito/a

close

vicino/a

closed

chiuso/a

comfortable

comodo/a

difficult

difficile

dirty

sporco/a


disgusting

disgustoso/a

dynamic

dinamico/a

elderly, old

anziano/a

exciting

eccitante

false

falso/a

fast

rapido/a

fast, quick

veloce

fat

grasso/a

favourite

favorito/a

favourite

preferito/a

flexible

flessibile

free

gratuito/a

free

libero/a

full

pieno/a

funny

buffo/a

funny

divertente

good

buono/a


grateful

riconoscente

grateful, thankful

grato/a

great

grande

great, fantastic

fantastico/a

hard

duro/a

hardworking

lavoratore/lavoratrice

healthy

sano/a

heavy

pesante

high, tall

alto/a

hot

caldo/a

in a good mood

di buon umore

in a hurry

di fretta

kind

gentile

last

ultimo/a

lazy

pigro/a

light

leggero/a

locked


chiuso/a a chiave

long

lungo/a

lose

perso/a

magnificent

magnifico/a

marvellous

meraviglioso/a

mature

maturo/a

necessary

necessario/a

new

nuovo/a

next

prossimo/a

noisy

rumoroso/a

numerous

numeroso/a

old

vecchio/a

old, ancient

antico/a

one’s own

proprio/a

open

aperto/a

other

altro/a

perfect

perfetto/a

pleased


contento/a

pretty

carino/a

ready

pronto/a

real

reale

responsible

responsabile

rich

ricco/a

rotten

marcio/a

same

stesso/a

satisfied

soddisfatto/a

sensational

sensazionale

serious

serio/a

short

corto/a

short (person)

basso/a

shy

timido/a

silent

silenzioso/a

slow

small


lento

piccolo/a



sorry

spiacente

sought after


ricercato/a

standing

in piedi

strict

severo/a

strong

forte

stupid

stupido/a

tired

stanco/a

tiring

stancante

together

insieme

true

vero/a

typical

tipico/a

ugly

brutto/a

unbelievable

incredibile

useful

utile

valid

valido/a

valuable

di grande valore

variable

variabile

weak

debole

wise


saggio/a

young

giovane

younger

minore


Colours


black

nero/a

blue

azzurro

brown

marrone

chestnut brown

castano/a

colour

colore

dark

scuro

green

verde

grey

grigio/a

light

chiaro/a

navy blue

blu

orange

arancione

pink

rosa

red

rosso/a

violet

viola


white

bianco/a

yellow

giallo/a


Adverbs


(for a) long time

(per) molto tempo

above all

soprattutto

almost

quasi

already

già

always/still

sempre

especially

specialmente

here

qua, qui

however

tuttavia

immediately

immediatamente

more

ancora

never

mai

often

spesso

over there

laggiù

perhaps


forse

quickly

rapidamente

rather

piuttosto

really

veramente

recently

recentemente

slowly

lentamente

sometimes

qualche volta

straight away

subito

there

là, lì

too

troppo

unfortunately

purtroppo

up there

lassù

very

molto


Numbers
1-100
Quantities


a bottle of

una bottiglia di

a dozen

una dozzina di

a jar of


un barattolo di

a little of

un po’ di

a packet of

un pacchetto di

a piece of

un pezzo di

a slice of

una fetta di

a third of

un terzo di

a tin, box of

una scatola di

enough

abbastanza

many

molti/e

several

parecchi/ie


Connecting Words


also

anche

and

e

but

ma

first of all

innanzitutto

first of all

prima di tutto

or


o

so

così

then

allora

then

dopo

then

poi


Time Expressions


a fortnight

quindici giorni, due settimane

afternoon

pomeriggio

all day long

tutto il giorno

always

sempre

at the start

all’inizio

day

giornata

day

during


giorno

durante


evening

sera

evening

serata

every day

tutti i giorni

from

a partire da


from time to time

ogni tanto

in a little while

tra poco

later

più tardi

midnight

mezzanotte

minute

minuto

morning

mattino/a

next

prossimo/a

night

notte (f.)

now

adesso

now

ora

on time

puntuale

on time, early

presto, di buon’ora

since

da

soon

presto

the day after tomorrow

dopodomani

the next day

il giorno dopo, l’indomani

today


oggi

tomorrow

domani

week

settimana

weekend

fine settimana (m.), weekend

yesterday

ieri


Times
Awareness of times (analogue and digital)
Days of the week


Monday

lunedì

Tuesday

martedì

Wednesday

mercoledì

Thursday

giovedì

Friday

venerdì

Saturday

sabato

Sunday

domenica



Months of the year


January

gennaio

February

febbraio


March

marzo

April

aprile

May

maggio

June

giugno

July

luglio

August

agosto

September

settembre

October

ottobre

November

novembre

December

dicembre


Question words


at what time?

a che ora?

how much?/how many?

quanto/a/i/e?

how?

come?

what?

che cosa?

when?

quando?

where?

dove?


who?

chi?

why?

perché?


Other Expressions


all the better

tanto meglio

break your leg/break a leg!

in bocca al lupo/ in bocca al lupo!

good luck

buona fortuna

here you are

ecco

how do you spell that?

come si scrive?

I don’t care!

non m’importa

I don’t mind

è lo stesso

I’m fine

(sto) bene

I’ve had enough

ne ho abbastanza

in my opinion

secondo me

it depends

dipende

it doesn’t matter

non importa

mine


(il/la) mio/a

of course

certo

ok, fine

va bene

okay, agreed

d’accordo

once again

ancora una volta

to be about to

stare per

too bad

tanto peggio

usually

di solito

what a shame

che peccato

willingly, with pleasure

volentieri

with pleasure

con piacere


Other high frequency words


a bit (of)

as, like


un po’ (di)

come


because/why

perché

end

fine (f.)

everybody

tutti

figure


cifra

for example

per esempio

if

se

middle, half

mezzo

Miss

signorina

Mr

signore

Mrs

signora

no

no

number

numero

shape

forma

someone

qualcuno

something

qualcosa

that

questo/a

thing

cosa

time

volta

Type

tipo

way

modo

yes


Countries


Austria

Austria

Belgium

Belgio

Denmark

Danimarca

England

Inghilterra

France

Francia

Germany

Germania

Great Britain

Gran Bretagna

Greece

Grecia

Holland

Olanda

Ireland

Irlanda

Italy

Italia

Netherlands

Paesi Bassi

Russia

Russia

Scotland

Scozia

Spain

Spagna

Switzerland


Svizzera

United Kingdom

Regno Unito

United States

Stati Uniti

Wales

Galles


Continents


Africa

Africa

North America

America del Nord

South America

America del Sud, Sudamerica

Asia

Asia

Australia

Australia

Europe

Europa


Nationalities


African

africano/a

American

americano/a

Austrian

austriaco/a

Belgian

belga

British


britannico/a

Danish

danese

Dutch

olandese

English

inglese

European

europeo/a

French

francese

German

tedesco/a

Greek

greco/a

Irish

irlandese

Italian

italiano/a

Russian

russo/a

Scottish

scozzese

Spanish

spagnolo/a

Swiss

svizzero/a

Welsh

gallese


Areas/Mountains/Cities/Rivers


Sardinia

Sardegna

Sicily


Sicilia

the Alps

le Alpi

the Appennines

gli Appennini

the Channel Tunnel

il tunnel (sotto la Manica)

the English Channel

La Manica

the south of Italy

il Mezzogiorno


Useful acronyms and abbreviations


AD

d.C. (dopo Cristo)

AIDS

AIDS

Automobile Club d’Italia

ACI

BC (before Christ)

a.C. (avanti Cristo)

CD ROM

CD ROM

curriculum vitae

CV

Dr (Doctor, as a title)

Dr/Dott. (m.)/Dott.ssa (f.)

European Union

UE

Italian Radio and TV Corporation

RAI


Italian Red Cross

CRI (Croce Rossa Italiana)

Miss

Sig.na

Mr

Sig.

Mrs

Sig.ra

PO Box

CP (casella postale)

postcode

CAP (Codice di Avviamento Postale)

Poste e Telegrafi

(Italian post office and telecommunications service)



PP.TT

Telegiornale (TV news)

TG

value added tax (VAT)

IVA


Social conventions


best wishes

auguri

good evening

buonasera

goodbye

arrivederci

goodnight

buonanotte

hello (on the telephone)

pronto

hello, good day


buongiorno

help

aiuto

hi/goodbye

ciao

please

per favore, per piacere

see you later

ci vediamo

see you soon

a presto

see you tomorrow

a domani

thank you

grazie


Prepositions


about

circa

above

in alto

according to

secondo

after

dopo

against

contro

around

intorno a

at the end of

in fondo a

at, to


a

because of

a causa di

before

prima

behind

dietro

during

durante

everywhere

dappertutto

except

eccetto

far from

lontano da

for, in order to

per

from, by

da

in

in

in front of

davanti a

next to

accanto a

next to

di fianco a

opposite

di fronte a

outside

fuori

through

attraverso

until


fino a

with

con


Language used in dialogues and messages


area code

prefisso

call me (informal/formal)

chiamami/mi chiami

dial the number

fare il numero

for the attention of

per l’attenzione di

for the moment

per il momento

further to/following

a seguito di

I will put you through (informal/formal)

te la/gliela passo

I’ll be right back

torno subito

I’m listening (informal/formal)

ti/la ascolto

in communication with

in comunicazione con

in fact

in realtà

mobile phone

cellulare (m.)

mobile phone


telefonino

moment

attimo

moment

momento

on the line

in linea

on the line/speaking

sono io

receiver (telephone)

ricevitore

see you later

a più tardi

see you soon

a presto

sent by

mandato/a da

sms, text (message)

sms

stay on the line (formal)

rimanga in linea

telephone

telefono

telephone book

elenco telefonico

text

testo

text, message

messaggio

to dial the number

comporre il numero


tone

to watch out/be careful



tono

fare attenzione



voice mail

segreteria telefonica

wait (formal)

attenda in linea

wait (informal/formal)

aspetta/aspetti

you’ve got the wrong number

ha sbagliato numero

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