Italian Interjections

Table of Italian Interjections

See the list of common Italian interjections and their meanings below.

Common Italian Interjections
abbasso—down with!
ah—ha!
ahi—ouch!, ay!
ahimè—alas!, woe is me!
attenti—attention!
basta—enough!, stop!
boh—I have no idea!
bravo—bravo!, well done! way to go!
eh—eh
magari—I wish!, if only!
mah—who knows?
oh—oh
ohi—uh oh
ohibò—tut-tut!, tsk tsk!, phew!
ohimè—dear me
peccato—what a pity, what a shame, too bad
salute—cheers
toh—toh
uffa—what a bore!


uh—ehm
viva—hurrah for…!, long live...!
zitto—silence! shut up!
che spavento!—how scary!
alla buon'ora!—at last! (finally!)
buon viaggio!—have a good trip!
mamma mia!—dear me!
santo cielo!—goodness gracious!
bravo!—well done!
evviva!—hurray!
salve!—hello!
bene!—ok! (all right!)
dio ce ne scampi e liberi!—God forbid!
sicuro!—sure! (of course!)
dai!—come on! (come now!)
che fregatura!—what a rip-off!
per carità!—for pity's sake! (please!)
per amor del cielo!—for heaven's sake!
via!—go away! (go! come on!)
accidenti!—damn it! (my goodness)
povero me!—poor me!
coraggio!—take heart!
che barba!—how boring!

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