Random Italian Words

Can you translate these random Italian words into English?
All the answers are a single word
If multiple answers fit, guess the most common
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Last updated: January 8, 2020
First submittedOctober 2, 2014
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Italian
English
Ciao
Hello or Goodbye
Grazie
Thanks
Venti
Twenty
Fratello
Brother
Vino
Wine
Bianco
White
Giorno
Day
Padre
Father
Italian
English
Tutti
All
Grotta
Cave
Bambino
Child
Primo
First
Ragazza
Girl
Oro
Gold
Latte
Milk
Molto
Much
Italian
English
Signore
Sir
Canto
Sing
Forte
Strong
Mille
Thousand
Donna
Woman
Cavallo
Horse
Benvenuto
Welcome
Duce
Leader
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Level 66
Oct 2, 2014
facile! :)
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Level 78
Oct 2, 2014
Could you accept Mister for Signore?
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Level ∞
Oct 3, 2014
Okay.
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Level 57
Nov 4, 2014
Easy for an italian! :) But "Venti" means "winds" too, not only the number.
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Level 45
Nov 20, 2014
Yes, I tried that too. Didn't even think about the number.
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Level 28
Nov 21, 2014
Yes same with me, I just knew it as wind with 'venti' being wind spirits in Roman Mythology
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Level 72
Feb 10, 2017
My first answer too.
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Level 67
Jan 15, 2019
yes I tried winds. I guess twenty is more the american answer since i have have about starbucks have coffee called like that ( though I do realize starbucks is branching out and seen more and more in other countries. It is not a phenomenon in most countries (yet) )
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Level ∞
Feb 24, 2020
Winds will work now
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Level 74
Apr 16, 2020
Not easy for an Italian who doesn't speak any English...
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Level 47
Nov 20, 2014
Can you accept grotto for grotta and chant for canto?
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Level 78
Feb 9, 2017
Yes, why doesn't grotto work? I googled an English translation of grotta and cave was first, but next in order were grotto and cavern.
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Level 49
Feb 11, 2017
I first tried 'sing' for canto, first person conjugation. But I did get it quickly.
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Level 58
Nov 20, 2014
Can you accept morning for giorno? Buon giorno is good morning.
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Level 72
Nov 20, 2014
giorno means day, not morning; it's like in Italy they say "good day" instead of "good morning" so I don't think morning should be accepted I'd accept "kid" for bambino
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Level 74
Apr 16, 2020
Mattina means morning
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Level 25
Nov 20, 2014
Finally music theory pays off!
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Level 64
Nov 20, 2014
french is so similar to this so its easy
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Level 57
Nov 24, 2014
perhaps would have been better had it been vocab from a specific area e.g. family, going out, verbs.
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Level 23
May 19, 2015
piacevole curiosità , signore
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Level 47
Mar 4, 2016
Got the lot in about a minute. Mi piace molto la lingua italiana, quindi grazie mille per questo quiz! ;-)
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Level 62
Feb 9, 2017
I'd say 100% is pretty good for someone who used a combination of a limited knowledge of Spanish and historical and cultural clues.
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Level 64
Feb 9, 2017
DUCE is not truly an Italian word. It derived from Latin word DUX (= leader, military chief) and was adopted by Mussolini as his personal title, since he got inspired by Roman Empire. Before fascist times, "duce" was an archaic and lost world. After fascist time, "duce" is almost only used to address to Mussolini (aka il Duce). So, I think it's a little misleading to put that word on a quiz like this. "Duce" in Italian Language has almost exactly the same value of "Fuhrer" in German: they both are not anymore vocabulary words, but they're instead historical related appellatives with a given strong negative characterization.
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Level 79
Feb 9, 2017
You're wrong about Führer, it still means a guide, sometimes a driver.
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Level 72
Feb 10, 2017
Well said.
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Level 67
Jan 15, 2019
ah never realised but I guess it is similar to dutch voeren then. A hardly used anymore verb meaning leading something somewhere. (close to transporting, but it is more about the movement, the guiding. VERvoeren would be transporting. I guess it is related to varen which in english is sailing, but basicly comes from a root that means going/moving) Farewell is connected to that.

and you have "in vervoering" which losely can be translated as being moved (to tears)

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Level 72
Apr 16, 2020
"verführen" means "to seduce" in German.
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Level 25
Apr 16, 2020
Almost all Italian words derive from Latin. Duce does not mean leaders as indicated by the quiz but means military leader. It is no longer used because this charge no longer exists but is part of the Italian vocabulary anyway.
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Level 58
Feb 10, 2017
got all, with 2:05 left, and I´m not Italian
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Level 63
Feb 10, 2017
Anyone else try "pizza" for "giorno"? No? Just me? Carry on.
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Level 63
Mar 10, 2017
But why?
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2017
There's a brand of frozen pizza in the US called DiGiorno.
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Level 49
Feb 11, 2017
Well, I learned something. I've only used 'ragazza/o' when referring to teenage girls/boys specifically. I guess I never had an Italian situation before when I needed to refer to a younger girl.
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Level 56
May 19, 2018
Hi, I'm Italian, "Canto" doesn't mean "Song", that's "Canzone". "Canto" is "Sing" (first person singular), or "Chant", like other people argued in their posts. Thanx
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Level ∞
May 19, 2018
Okay
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Level 53
Apr 16, 2020
You might be Italian, but you're also ignorant. "Canto" can also be a synonim of "canzone", as in, for instance, "Il canto degli italiani" (Italian national anthem). But I understand that such a usage can be misleading, and I agree that all other options should be accepted too.
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Level 25
Apr 16, 2020
"Il canto degli italiani" is a chant not a song, there is an important difference. A song can be the one you listen to on the radio for example while a chant is something higher.
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Level 56
Apr 17, 2020
Caro Giommaso, turns out you're the ignorante, here.
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Level 36
Apr 26, 2019
While I was taking this quiz, I realized how close a lot of them were to Spanish words. I got a pretty good amount of the words correct just by using my knowledge of Spanish words. For example, oro literally means gold in Spanish too. Benvenuto sounds pretty dang close to bienvenido, and, again, both mean the same thing. "Yo canto" means "I sing" in Spanish. Cavallo sounds like caballo, which means horse in Spanish. Venti sounds close to veinte, which means twenty in Spanish. Padre means father in Spanish. Vino means wine in Spanish. Bianco is kind of close to blanco, which means white in Spanish. Ciao is a little close to chao, meaning bye in Spanish. This one is a bit of a stretch, but mille is close to mil, simply cut off the last two letters. Mil means thousand. I couldn't really find any other words that are similar to those of the Spanish language. Anyone else find this easy because of Spanish?
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Level 38
Jun 29, 2019
^ Yes, I did.
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Level 44
Dec 18, 2019
Both Spanish and Italian are Romance languages, meaning that they both derive from Latin. It's really easy to guess the meaning of words in other Romance languages (e.g. Italian French, Portuguese, and Romanian) because of the knowledge of just one (Spanish in our cases).
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Level 40
Apr 17, 2020
I'm British and I went to Italy with my Peruvian wife, and in the museums with audio description things often the choice was Italian or English, and she always preferred Italian, despite never having learned any Italian before. It's like a free bonus language if you speak Spanish!
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Level 59
Dec 17, 2019
prima donna - First woman
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Level 56
Apr 16, 2020
Duce is not the Italian world for "leader". The only person who can (and must) called Duce was Benito Mussolini. Please replace it with "capo" or "condottiero".
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Level 53
Apr 16, 2020
True! Never seen or heard "Duce" as leader in Italian, except for Mussolini. Closer actually used word is "Doge", but that's Venetian specific, and not really used anymore...
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Level 14
Apr 16, 2020
duce is only for mussolini
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Level 40
Apr 17, 2020
"il" duce maybe.
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Level 37
Apr 16, 2020
could you please accept "kid" for bambino?
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Level 25
Apr 16, 2020
can you add hi for ciao?
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Level 40
Apr 17, 2020
and 'sup dawg' as well
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Level 25
Apr 16, 2020
Please change leader with military leader
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Level 81
Apr 16, 2020
Whoa...so THAT's what tutti frutti means?!
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Level 48
Apr 16, 2020
My French came so clutch thank god
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Level 17
Apr 17, 2020
got all of them :) I speak spanish which is very similar
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Level 38
Apr 18, 2020
"Duce" shouldn't be there for "Leader". Duce with that meaning isn't used since the Middle Ages and it is now exclusively referred to Mussolini. No way any Italian would use Duce for Leader, and no way Leader would be translated into Duce there being so many words for that purpose which are common terms and not associated to any particular historical person (capo, comandante, condottiero, etc.)
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Level 47
Apr 18, 2020
Watch out! Duce only refers to Benito Mussolini and it has a very negative connotation. You can't use it to talk about a politician or any leader in general unless you don't want impicitly s/he is a dictator.
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Level 48
May 3, 2020
Accept dad for padre