Italian Songs

The best Italian songs for beginners and intermediate speakers with slow audio, Italian transcript, and English translation to help you learn Italian and improve your listening and reading skills.

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Every Italian text is read by a native speaker at a slow but natural pace to catch every word.

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There's an Italian transcript to read along if you need a visual aid.

English translation

No need to look up new words with the complete English translation!

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You can practice every day

Learning a language is like doing sports. You need to be consistent.

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You'll just listen passively

To make progress, you can't just quietly listen and read. You need to speak!

You're too busy to practice every day

Many casual learners fail because they skip classes. Try to find 5-10 minutes per day to listen to a story.

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The ideal podcast for beginners to intermediate Italian speakers
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How to learn Italian with these readings

Learn in 4 steps

Here’s a simple plan to learn effectively with these readings.

To get the most out of your short story, piece of news, or conversation, I suggest this 4-step approach.

1. Skim

Read the story for the gist, not the details. The first time, focus on trying to understand the main ideas of the story: the characters, the major plot developments, and the setting.

2. Scan

Take your time to read it again carefully. Look up unknown words, phrases, or grammatical constructions that are unfamiliar to you. Write them down in a notebook or on flashcards to help you memorize them.

3. Look up

Look at the translation to read the story one more time. This way, you understand the text fully and have access to the translations and explanations.

4. Sum up

For further practice, I recommend writing a summary of the story. This way, you’ll have a more complete understanding of it and make new vocabulary and grammar topics easier to memorize.

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Catch every word

Listening is more difficult than reading. Don't be anxious to catch every single word right away. Don't stop the audio!

Look up every word

When you stop to look up words, you lose the flow. First, try to rely on the Italian version.

If you’re just beginning to learn Italian, you’re probably scared that it will be difficult to remember the words and phrases that you’re learning.

I’ve put together a list of some of the best and most popular Italian songs to learn the Italian language.

These songs will not only help to get you started in learning Italian, but they’ll keep you interested in continuing to learn.

Learning should be fun

Learning a new language can give you a fresh perspective on life, and it’s always fun to be able to speak the native tongue of the country you’re visiting.

We’ve handpicked a list of songs that are not only fun to sing along to, but also easy to understand from the very first go. These Italian songs will have you speaking like a native in no time!

An insight into Italian culture

What better way to learn a language than by singing it?

Whether you’re a complete beginner or you’ve been speaking Italian for years, this list of Italian songs is sure to get you singing and smiling while you pick up on some new grammar and vocabulary.

With the right mindset and these sweet tunes, we know that you’ll be speaking Italian in no time!