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Italian Curse Words You Should Never Use

Curse words, also known as swear words, bad words, or insults, are for most people considered taboo when teaching and learning Italian. Teachers will definitely cringe at the thought of their students learning Italian curse words. For a word to qualify as a swear word it must have the potential to offend, crossing a cultural line into taboo territory. So why would your teacher want you to spend time learning the “wrong way” to speak Italian?

Italian curse words

On this page you will discover why you need at least to understand curse words, you will boost your comprehension skills by learning the power of swear words! Don’t forget to download your gifts: 3 FREE Italian Cheat Sheets from the Top Slang Words you’ll hear in to the Top Rated-R Curse Words!

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Why You WIll Never Reach Fluent Comprehension If You Don’t Understand Them?

Here are 2 reasons why you should study curse and strong words expressions when learning Italian:

Native speakers use curse words and expressions in everyday conversations

If you plan to study Italian to speak with native speakers, then you better learn strong words. Native speakers won’t always use formal expressions, otherwise, it would be difficult to establish a real connection. When breaking the ice, it’s not uncommon to joke around or even use curse words for a reason or another. So it is best to at least learn some curse words and expressions if you plan to make friends, to catch everything during small talks.


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Curse words are used all throughout Italian culture

If you turn on any popular Italian TV show you are quickly going to see the value of learning curse words. Just like everyday conversations, Italian culture is filled with curse words or expressions. Without some knowledge, popular culture and informal conversation can be quite confusing.

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The Dark Side of Italian Curse Words

Identifying Italian curse words will help you improve your comprehension, give you a better understanding of people and culture. However, using those vulgar words can make you look like a fool, uneducated and disrespectful. Words can be offensive, use the wrong ones and you will quickly turn out to be rude and mean people.

You need to pay attention to understand the context and the cultural sensitivity to use them with caution if you ever decide to use them! Never forget to be responsible and feel the emotion behind the words and how they affect others. I am sure you don’t want Italian people not only to take you for a creep but also to hate you. Right?

Are You Sure To Be Ready For Your Free Cheat Sheet

You’ve made up so far, it’s time to reward you with your free pdf Cheat Sheet. From Italian slang to Rated-R curse words we’ve gathered a collection of Cheat Sheet covering the words that you have more chance to hear in the streets of than in a textbook!

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Parental Guidance Cheat Sheet

This Cheat Sheet contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. It mainly contains Italian slang words, nothing offensive but it is informal, only to be used in small talk with friends.

Italian English
noioso boring
scocciato bored
matto crazy
stupido stupid
impazzire get crazy
Uffa! What a bore!
Che pizza! So boring!
Che noia! So boring!
beccato to be spotted
quello that guy
quella that girl
tipo guy
tipa girl
vecchio old man
Non me ne frega niente I don’t care

PG 13 Cheat Sheet - Forbidden to Under 13 Years Old

This Cheat Sheet contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 13 years old. It mainly contains Italian strong words used in everyday life, recommended to be used with caution and friends only. (Example: Fool, Idiot, Stupid, Lame…)

Italian English
patetico cheesy
pazzo crazy
spaventoso creepy
sciocco dumb
scemo fool
idiota idiot
cretino jerk
Che scatole! So lame!
rottura di scatole pain in the neck
Spara! Shoot!
Zitto! Shut up!!
stupido stupid
scocciato ticked off
strano weird
buono a nulla wimp

Rated-R Cheat Sheet - Forbidden to Under 17 Years Old

This Cheat Sheet is specifically designed to be downloaded by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 18. It mainly contains Italian curse words, insulting expressions that will make you sound vulgar. (Example: Damn it, Bastard, What the F***, F words…)