Like movies, films, going to the cinema?
So spend a few minutes learning some words to talk about your passion: director, producer, plot, screenplay, and so on.
Study the vocabulary list below. You’ll see the Italian words along with English translations.
Pay particular attention to the articles, as always. ‘Il film’ or ‘la film’? I never remember…
And at the bottom of the page there’s an exercise to help you consolidate what you’ve studied.
lo schermo [screen]
la trama [plot]
l’attore / l’attrice [actor / actress]
la locandina [poster]
il film [film / movie]
il regista [director]
la sceneggiatura [script]
il produttore [producer]
il protagonista [main character]
il cattivo del film [movie’s bad guy]
recitare [to act]
filmare [to film]
girare [to shoot a film]
ambientare [to set]
IL GENERE [genre/type]:
Il film ….
d’amore [romantic film]
d’azione [action film]
dell’orrore [horror film]
d’animazione [animated film]
storico [historic film]
d’avventura [adventure film]
la commedia [comedy]
Now try this exercise:
Now put what you’ve learnt into practice!
Check out the easy reader ‘Book of the Classic Italian Movie‘ ebooks over at our companion site, easyreaders.org.
Click on the cover images for the movies that interest you, then look for the ‘free sample chapter’ link.
By downloading the free sample chapter .pdfs, you’ll see how the vocabulary on this page has been used, and learn more!
Check out the website for Bologna’s Cineteca. Among other things, they restore old movies, and organise free showings each summer…