Italian leid

Italian
Italiano, Lingua italiana
Pronunciation[itaˈljaːno]
Native taeItaly, Swisserland, San Marino, Vatican Ceety, Istrie Coonty (Croatie) an Slovene Istrie (Slovenie)
RegionItaly, Ticino an soothren Graubünden, Slovene Littoral an wastren Istrie
Native speakers
69 million native speakers in the EU[1] (c.2012)[2]
90 million total speakers
L2 speakers: 24 million
Indo-European
Laitin (Italian alphabet)
Italian Braille
Signed forms
Italiano segnato "(Signed Italian)"[3]
italiano segnato esatto "(Signed Exact Italian)"[4]
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in

 Italy
 San Marino
  Switzerland
 Vatican City


 Istrie Coonty (Croatie)
Slovenie Slovene Istrie (Slovenie)
 Brazil (Talian dialect in Rio Grande do Sul & Santa Catarina)[5]


 European Union
OSCE logo.svg OSCE
 Sovereign Militar Order o Malta


Recognised minority
leid in
Regulatit biAccademia della Crusca (de facto)
Leid codes
ISO 639-1it
ISO 639-2ita
ISO 639-3ita
Glottologital1282[10]
Linguasphere51-AAA-q
Map Italophone World.png
  Main leid
  Used offeecially in the Italian colonial period; nou seicontary
  Lairge Italian-speakin commonties
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Whaur Italian is spoken in Europe.

Italian is a leid spoken bi aboot 70 million fowk, maistly fowk frae Italy, frae whaur it gets its name.It is an ofeecial leid in Italy, San Marino, Vatican Ceety, Swisserland an in some ceeties o Slovenie an Croatie. It is uised in some pairts o Monaco, Maltae, Albanie, Dodecaneso (Greece), Eritrea, Libie, Ethiopie, Somalie, Tunisie, Slovenie, Croatie an some ither places an aw.

It is maistly derived frae Laitin, wi some wirds frae Greek, Etruscan an ithergates. It is cried an inflectit leid - that means that the meanin o wirds can be chynged bi chyngin their endins. Italian noons is aither masculine or feminine (thir's grammatical terms, for ordinar anerly indirect adae dae wi gender).

Maist singular masculine noons ends in -o, an maist plural masculine noons ends in -i.

Maist singular feminine noons ends in -a, an maist plural feminine noons ends in -e.

Sae - gatto = male cat, gatta = female cat, gatti = male cats, gatte = female cats

The endin o verbs is awfu complicate, acause they lippen on the tense o the verb (past, praisent, futur an sae on) an on the person o the verb (A, ye , thay etc).

Frae that - parlo = A speak, parliamo = we speak, parlava = he wis speakin, parlarono = thay spak, parlerò = A will speak, parliamo = lat's speak!

There's gey mony o thir endins tae learn - it is a difficult pairt o Italian. But soondin is semple - there's anerly a puckle rules tae learn, an haurdly ony difficult soonds.

Mony Italian wirds haes entered the Scots language. Pizza, spaghetti an ravioli is juist some o the fuid wirds that we uise. Mony technical wirds in muisic is Italian, sic as forte an allegro. Mony muisical instruments' names air Italian an aw, sic as cello an tuba. Frae the daurker side o Italian life we get Mafia an vendetta.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Italiaans
አማርኛ: ጣልያንኛ
aragonés: Idioma italián
Ænglisc: Italisc sprǣc
العربية: لغة إيطالية
asturianu: Idioma italianu
azərbaycanca: İtalyan dili
Boarisch: Italienisch
žemaitėška: Italu kalba
Bikol Central: Italiano
беларуская: Італьянская мова
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Італьянская мова
български: Италиански език
Bahasa Banjar: Tumbung:Bahasa Italik
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: ইতালীয় ঠার
brezhoneg: Italianeg
буряад: Итали хэлэн
català: Italià
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: É-dâi-lé-ngṳ̄
нохчийн: Италийн мотт
Cebuano: Initalyano
qırımtatarca: İtalyan tili
čeština: Italština
kaszëbsczi: Italsczi jãzëk
Чӑвашла: Итал чĕлхи
Cymraeg: Eidaleg
Zazaki: İtalyanki
dolnoserbski: Italšćina
ދިވެހިބަސް: އިޓަލީ
Ελληνικά: Ιταλική γλώσσα
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Itagliàn
Esperanto: Itala lingvo
español: Idioma italiano
euskara: Italiera
estremeñu: Luenga italiana
føroyskt: Italskt mál
français: Italien
Nordfriisk: Itajeensk
Frysk: Italjaansk
Gaeilge: An Iodáilis
贛語: 意大利語
Gàidhlig: Eadailtis
Avañe'ẽ: Itáliañe'ẽ
Gaelg: Iddaalish
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Yi-thai-li-ngî
עברית: איטלקית
Fiji Hindi: Italian bhasa
hornjoserbsce: Italšćina
Kreyòl ayisyen: Lang italyen
magyar: Olasz nyelv
հայերեն: Իտալերեն
interlingua: Lingua italian
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa Italia
ГӀалгӀай: Италхой мотт
íslenska: Ítalska
italiano: Lingua italiana
日本語: イタリア語
Patois: Italian
Basa Jawa: Basa Itali
ქართული: იტალიური ენა
Qaraqalpaqsha: İtalyan tili
Адыгэбзэ: Италэбзэ
қазақша: Италиян тілі
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ភាសាអ៊ីតាលី
한국어: 이탈리아어
Перем Коми: Итальян кыв
kernowek: Italek
Кыргызча: Италян тили
Lëtzebuergesch: Italienesch
лезги: Итал чIал
Lingua Franca Nova: Italian (lingua)
Limburgs: Italiaans
lumbaart: Lengua italiana
لۊری شومالی: زۊن ایتالیایی
lietuvių: Italų kalba
latviešu: Itāļu valoda
Malagasy: Fiteny italiana
олык марий: Итальян йылме
македонски: Италијански јазик
монгол: Итали хэл
Bahasa Melayu: Bahasa Itali
မြန်မာဘာသာ: အီတလီဘာသာစကား
مازِرونی: ایتالیایی
Nāhuatl: Italiatlahtolli
Napulitano: Lengua taliana
Plattdüütsch: Italieensche Spraak
Nedersaksies: Italiaons
नेपाल भाषा: इटालियानो
Nederlands: Italiaans
norsk nynorsk: Italiensk
norsk: Italiensk
Novial: Italum
Sesotho sa Leboa: Setaliana
occitan: Italian
Kapampangan: Amanung Italyanu
Papiamentu: Italiano
Norfuk / Pitkern: Italiian
Piemontèis: Lenga italian-a
پنجابی: اطالوی بولی
português: Língua italiana
Runa Simi: Italya simi
rumantsch: Lingua taliana
română: Limba italiană
armãneashti: Limba italichescã
русиньскый: Таліянськый язык
संस्कृतम्: इतालवी भाषा
саха тыла: Италия тыла
sicilianu: Lingua taliana
davvisámegiella: Itáliagiella
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Italijanski jezik
Simple English: Italian language
slovenčina: Taliančina
slovenščina: Italijanščina
Gagana Samoa: Fa'aitaliani
Soomaaliga: Af-Taliyaani
српски / srpski: Италијански језик
Basa Sunda: Basa Italia
svenska: Italienska
Kiswahili: Kiitalia
ślůnski: Italsko godka
Tok Pisin: Tok Itali
Türkçe: İtalyanca
татарча/tatarça: Итальян теле
Twi: Italian
reo tahiti: Reo ’Itāria
удмурт: Итальян кыл
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ئىتاليان تىلى
українська: Італійська мова
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Italyan tili
vepsän kel’: Italijan kel'
Tiếng Việt: Tiếng Ý
West-Vlams: Italioans
Volapük: Litaliyänapük
Winaray: Initalyano
მარგალური: იტალიური ნინა
ייִדיש: איטאליעניש
Yorùbá: Èdè Ítálì
中文: 意大利语
文言: 義大利語
Bân-lâm-gú: Í-tāi-lī-gí
粵語: 意大利文
isiZulu: IsiTaliya