Today, Italian is very widely used in the European Union, as are German, English, French and Spanish. Italian is a popular language, both among the Mediterranean countries and very widely taught around the world. Knowledge of Italian is especially needed by those working in the field of art history and music.
How many people speak Italian
About 65 million people worldwide speak Italian.
A Bit of History
After the collapse of the Roman Empire, various dialects began to form, and in the 19th century, the Tuscan dialect became the language of the united Italian people. Compulsory education increased literacy levels and many people abandoned their native dialect in favor of the official language.
Although a common language is used in the country today, there are still dialects in different regions that are commonly used in families, especially among the older people. People who speak standard Italian, on the other hand, speak differently in various places of Italy, and when locals talk, they can guess which region the interlocutor comes from. In Northern, Central and Southern Italy, the use of words varies and the pronunciation of words can also vary.
All Italian words, except for certain articles and prepositions, end with a vowel. In addition, surnames traditionally end with ‘i’ for the people of Northern Italy and ‘o’ for those in the South. The most common Italian surname is Russo.
Like other Romance languages, Italian originated from the vulgar Latin language, which was mainly used by the less educated and the lower class in ancient Rome. Today, it is Italian that is most similar to Latin, especially that used in the Tuscan region. There are 15 tenses in Italian. Italian suffixes have a special meaning because they can radically change the meaning of a word.
For example, “bella donna” is translated from Italian as “beauty”. The word “bellissima” means “beautiful”, “bellina” – “quite beautiful”, “bellona” – “slightly faded but still beautiful”, and “belloccia” – “pleasant in all respects”.
Examples of writing in Italian:
- Buongiorno (“Bondžorno”) – Good afternoon
- Buonasera (“Bonasera”) – Good evening
- Arrivederci (“Arrivedderči) – Goodbye
- Scusi (“Skuzi”) – Sorry
- Si (“Si”) – Yes
- No (“No”) – NO. (It is important that it is pronounced as “No” instead of the English “Nou” in English.)
- Per favore (“Per favore”) – Please
- Quanto costa? (“Kuanto kosta”) – How much does it cost?
Italian Translation Services
Littera Translation Agency has been providing professional Italian translation services for more than 10 years. It must be understood that the translation of documents is relevant not only from Italian into English, but also vice versa and in other language combinations like French, German, English, Spanish and others.
In our Agency you can not only translate a website or document from Italian to Latvian or Italian to Russian or any other language, but also legalize it by ordering notarization or just an Apostille. In Littera Translation Agency you can order translations in many language directions.
Important! We select a suitable and professional linguist taking into account the content of the source and the final target language. Professional translators use modern translators’ tools and new technologies to observe the common terminology of your project and to produce a professional translation. To exclude all kinds of errors and inaccuracies a professional editor reads the translation after the translation is done.
A Italian translator is available at Littera Translation Agency. We have Italian translators and proofreaders. You can look at the costs for Italian translation services in the Translation prices section.
We can help you with a Italian to English translation! We work with more than 80 world languages, as well. Ask our manager for your language pair.
Official Italian Translation of Documents: When is it Needed?
This service is required to process various source materials:
- contracts and agreements;
- project estimate documents;
- scientific research works,
- passports and birth certificates;
- marriage and divorce certificates,
- marriage contracts;
- documents for receiving inheritance;
- court documents;
Our Most Frequently Used Italian Translations:
- English – Italian
- Lithuanian – Italian
- Swedish – Italian
- German – Italian
- French – Italian
- Czech – Italian
- Latvian – Italian
- Finnish – Italian
- Russian– Italian
- Danish – Italian
- Estonian – Italian
Translation Services Provided:
- certified translation English to Italian
- official translation Italian to English
- certified Italian to English translator
- translate document from English to Italian
- English to Italian translation services
- notarized translation Italian to English
- localization of software into Italian
- localization of games into Italian
- localization of sites into Italian
- editing into/from Italian
- medical translation into/from Italian
- translation of science into/from Italian
- literature translation into/from Italian
- translation of poetry into/from Italian
- translation of books into/from Italian
Translation Confidentiality of Italian Translation Services
We guarantee full confidentiality of your documents because we work under NDA agreements (non-disclosure) with our translators and other suppliers. Clients are safe with us.
If you have any questions call our manager +371 67881040