English Spelled Like Italian

English Spelled Like Italian are some of the easiest words for Italian speakers In English.

The English words below are followed by their pronunciations to help you realize that these foreign words spelled exactly like Italian really are English words.

Some of the following Italian words spelled like English are recently borrowed from English, like 'computer' and 'internet'.

Others are Italian words for foods borrowed by English, like familiar ‘pizza’ and others less familiar like ‘puttanesca’. You may or may not be familiar with all of these, depending on whether you dine in Italian restaurants, but they all are common Italian foods served in English-speaking countries, and have become or are becoming English words.

Some others words have been borrowed from French ['ballet'] or from other languages by both English and Italian.

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

Many of the English words spelled like Italian are also pronounced like Italian, as listed below:

[In the following pronunciation guide, only English words pronounced like Italian are included now, enclosed in single quotation marks. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]

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English Spelled Like Italian

ENGLISH -- [SAY ENGLISH]

acne -- [‘acne’]

amaretto -- [‘amaretto’]

American Express -- [‘American Express’]

antipasto -- [‘antipasto’]

alfredo -- [‘alfredo’]

area -- [‘area’]

arrabbiata -- [‘arrabbiata’]

audio

Australia

auto

avocado -- [‘avocado’]

baby sitter

banana -- [‘banana’]

bar -- [‘bar’]

barbecue

baseball -- [‘baseball’]

basketball -- [‘basketball’]

beige

bikini -- [‘bikini’]

biscotti -- [‘biscotti’]

bolognese -- [‘bolognese’]

boutique -- [‘boutique’]

brandy -- [‘brandy’]

broadband -- [‘broadband’]

broccoli -- [‘broccoli’]

buffet -- [‘buffet’]

bus

business

caddy -- [‘caddy’]

calamari -- [‘calamari’]

calypso -- [‘calypso’]

camper -- [‘camper’]

camping

Canada

canneloni -- [‘canneloni’]

cannoli -- [‘cannoli’]

cappuccino -- [‘cappuccino’]

carpaccio -- [‘carpaccio’]

cashmere -- [‘cashmere’]

casino -- [kah-SEE-noh]

CD -- [see-DEE]

Celsius

cent (euro) -- [‘cent’]

champagne

check-in (hotel) -- [‘check-in’]

cinema

club

cocktail -- [‘cocktail’]

cognac -- [‘cognac’]

computer -- [‘computer’]

consommé -- [‘consommé’]

cracker -- [‘cracker’]

crostini -- [‘crostini’]

dessert -- [‘dessert’]

diesel

Diner’s Club -- [‘Diner’s Club’]

Discover (carta) -- [‘Discover’]

driving range -- [‘driving range’]

duty-free -- [‘duty-free’]

DVD -- [dee-vee-DEE]

e-mail -- [‘e-mail’]

espresso -- [‘espresso’]

euro

extra -- [‘extra’]

extra large -- [‘extra large’]

fast food -- [‘fast food’]

fax -- [‘fax’]

fettuccine -- [‘fettuccine’]

foto -- [‘foto’]

film -- [‘film’]

fitness -- [‘fitness’]

fragile

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’]

hamburger

hip hop -- [‘hip hop’]

hotel -- [‘hotel’]

in

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’]

manicure

marinara -- [‘marinara’]

MasterCard -- [‘MasterCard’]

menu

minestrone -- [‘minestrone’]

minibar --

motel -- [‘motel’]

mozzarella -- [‘mozzarella’]

muesli

muffin

nausea

New Age (musica) -- [‘New Age’]

night-club -- [‘nightclub’]

no -- [‘no’]

oh -- ‘[oh’]

OK -- [‘OK’]

opera -- [‘opera’]

orchestra -- [OHR-kehs-trah]

osso buco -- [‘osso buco’]

papaya -- [‘papaya’]

parmigiano -- [‘parmigiano’]

partner -- [‘partner’]

part-time -- [‘part-time’]

password (computer) -- [‘password’]

paté -- [‘paté’]

PC (computer) -- [‘PC’]

pedicure

penne -- [‘penne’]

pesto -- [‘pesto’]

piano bar -- [‘piano bar’]

picnic

pilsner -- [‘pilsner’]

pizza -- [‘pizza’]

pizzeria -- [‘pizzeria’]

polenta -- [‘polenta’]

pomodoro -- [‘pomodoro’]

pop (musica) -- [‘pop’]

popcorn -- [‘popcorn’]

premium

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’]

rum

salsa -- [‘salsa’]

sardine -- [sahr-DEEN]

sauna

scaloppine -- [‘scaloppine’]

scooter

scotch -- [‘scotch’]

shampoo -- [‘shampoo’]

sherry -- [‘sherry’]

shopping -- [‘shopping’]

single -- [‘single’]

ski lift

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’]

terminal (airport) -- [TEHR-mee-nahl]

tiramisù -- [‘tiramisù’]

tofu -- [‘tofu’]

torso -- [‘torso’]

tortellini -- [‘tortellini’]

tub --

TV -- [tee-VEE]

USB (computer)

vagina

vermouth -- [vehr-MOOTH]

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’]

zoo

zucchini -- [‘zucchini’]

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