English Pronounced Like Italian

English Pronounced Like Italian provides the easiest introduction to the pronunciation of English words.

The very easiest English Pronunciations are English words spelled like Italian and also pronounced like Italian, as listed below.

These are also the very easiest English words to take with you when you travel to an English-speaking country.

Some of the following Italian words spelled like English are recently borrowed from English, like ‘computer’. Some others have been borrowed by both English and Italian from other languages, like ‘café’ from French.

In the following pronunciation guide, English words pronounced like Italian are enclosed in single quotation marks, as in: bar [‘bar’].

To keep English pronunciation easiest, English words are shown to have a similar pronunciation to Italian if the stress is on the same syllable, and the letters are pronounced enough alike that English people will probably understand what you mean if you pronounce those words as you do in Italian. You may merely sound like you have a ‘Italian accent’ in English.

Later you can listen to how English people pronounce these words, and try to mimic any small differences in pronunciation to make them sound more authentically English. For example, the letter –i– in English is usually pronounced ‘ih-‘ [rather than ‘-ee-’ as in Italian]


English Spelled Like Italian And Pronounced Like Italian:


acne -- [‘acne’]

amaretto -- [‘amaretto’]

American Express -- [‘American Express’]

antipasto -- [‘antipasto’]

alfredo -- [‘alfredo’]

area -- [‘area’]

arrabbiata -- [‘arrabbiata’]

avocado -- [‘avocado’]

banana -- [‘banana’]

bar -- [‘bar’]

baseball -- [‘baseball’]

basketball -- [‘basketball’]

bikini -- [‘bikini’]

biscotti -- [‘biscotti’]

bolognese -- [‘bolognese’]

boutique -- [‘boutique’]

brandy -- [‘brandy’]

broadband -- [‘broadband’]

broccoli -- [‘broccoli’]

buffet -- [‘buffet’]

caddy -- [‘caddy’]

calamari -- [‘calamari’]

calypso -- [‘calypso’]

camper -- [‘camper’]

canneloni -- [‘canneloni’]

cannoli -- [‘cannoli’]

cappuccino -- [‘cappuccino’]

carpaccio -- [‘carpaccio’]

cashmere -- [‘cashmere’]

cent (euro) -- [‘cent’]

check-in (hotel) -- [‘check-in’]

cocktail -- [‘cocktail’]

cognac -- [‘cognac’]

computer -- [‘computer’]

consommé -- [‘consommé’]

cracker -- [‘cracker’]

crostini -- [‘crostini’]

dessert -- [‘dessert’]

Diner’s Club -- [‘Diner’s Club’]

Discover (carta) -- [‘Discover’]

driving range -- [‘driving range’]

duty-free -- [‘duty-free’]

e-mail -- [‘e-mail’]

espresso -- [‘espresso’]

extra -- [‘extra’]

extra large -- [‘extra large’]

fast food -- [‘fast food’]

fax -- [‘fax’]

fettuccine -- [‘fettuccine’]

foto -- [‘foto’]

film -- [‘film’]

fitness -- [‘fitness’]

freezer -- [‘freezer’]

fritatta -- [‘fritatta’]

full-time -- [‘full-time’]

fusilli -- [‘fusilli’]

gay -- [‘gay’]

gelato -- [‘gelato’]

gin -- [‘gin’]

gnocchi [‘gnocchi’]

golf -- [‘golf’]

golf carts -- [‘golf carts’]

gorgonzola -- [‘gorgonzola’]

guava -- [‘guava’]

hip hop -- [‘hip hop’]

hotel -- [‘hotel’]

instant messenger -- [‘instant messenger’]

internet -- [‘internet’]

iTunes -- [‘iTunes’]

jazz -- [‘jazz’]

jeans -- [‘jeans’]

jogging -- [‘jogging’]

ketchup -- [‘ketchup’]

king size -- [‘king-size’]

kiwi -- [‘kiwi’]

kosher -- [‘kosher’]

lager -- [‘lager’]

lasagne -- [‘lasagne’]

latte -- [‘latte’]

lift pass -- [‘lift pass’]

linguine -- [‘linguine’]

limo(sine) -- [‘limosine’]

Mac (computer) -- [‘Mac’]

mango -- [‘mango’]

marinara -- [‘marinara’]

MasterCard -- [‘MasterCard’]

minestrone -- [‘minestrone’]

motel -- [‘motel’]

mozzarella -- [‘mozzarella’]

New Age (musica) -- [‘New Age’]

night-club -- [‘nightclub’]

no -- [‘no’]

oh -- ‘[oh’]

OK -- [‘OK’]

opera -- [‘opera’]

osso buco -- [‘osso buco’]

papaya -- [‘papaya’]

parmigiano -- [‘parmigiano’]

partner -- [‘partner’]

part-time -- [‘part-time’]

password (computer) -- [‘password’]

paté -- [‘paté’]

PC (computer) -- [‘PC’]

penne -- [‘penne’]

pesto -- [‘pesto’]

piano bar -- [‘piano bar’]

pilsner -- [‘pilsner’]

pizza -- [‘pizza’]

pizzeria -- [‘pizzeria’]

polenta -- [‘polenta’]

pomodoro -- [‘pomodoro’]

pop (musica) -- [‘pop’]

popcorn -- [‘popcorn’]

prosciutto -- [‘prosciutto’]

provelone -- [‘provelone’]

puttanesca -- [‘puttanesca’]

radicchio -- [‘radicchio’]

ragu -- [‘ragu’]

rap (musica) -- [‘rap’]

reggae -- [‘reggae’]

ricotta -- [‘ricotta’]

rigatoni -- [‘rigatoni’]

risotto -- [‘risotto’]

rock ‘n’ roll -- [‘rock ‘n’ roll’]

salsa -- [‘salsa’]

sardine -- [sahr-DEEN]

scaloppine -- [‘scaloppine’]

scotch -- [‘scotch’]

shampoo -- [‘shampoo’]

sherry -- [‘sherry’]

shopping -- [‘shopping’]

single -- [‘single’]

snorkeling -- [‘snorkeling’]

snowboard [‘snowboard’]

soft spikes (golf) -- [‘soft spikes’]

souvenir -- [‘souvenir’]

spaghetti -- [‘spaghetti’]

sport -- [‘sport’]

squash (sport) -- [‘squash’]

stop -- [‘stop’]

suite -- [‘suite’]

super -- [‘super’]

surf -- [‘surf’]

taxi -- [‘taxi’]

techno (musica) -- [‘techno’]

tee time -- [‘tee time’]

tennis -- [‘tennis’]

tequila -- [‘tequila’]

tiramisù -- [‘tiramisù’]

tofu -- [‘tofu’]

torso -- [‘torso’]

tortellini -- [‘tortellini’]

Visa (credit card) -- [‘Visa’]

vodka -- [‘vodka’]

volts, 110 & 220 -- [‘volts’]

vongole -- [‘vongole’]

weekend -- [‘weekend’]

Western (film) -- [‘western’]

whisky -- [‘whisky’]

wireless (internet) -- [‘wireless’]

wi-fi -- [‘wi-fi’]

wow -- [‘wow’]

XL -- [‘XL’]

yogurt -- [‘yogurt’]

ziti -- [‘ziti’]

zucchini -- [‘zucchini’]



After English words spelled like Italian and also pronounced like Italian, the next easiest English pronunciations are English words pronounced like Italian but spelled differently than Italian.

English words pronounced like Italian but spelled differently are more pronunciations that you already know from Italian that apply to English.

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