In Italian, there are quite a few insults that use animal-related words. In this episode, we cover common (light) Italian insults. Listen to this episode and practice your Italian pronunciation.

Two Main Takeaways

  • Italian insults include: “ignorante”, “antipatico”, and “cafone”. These insults are not cuss words, rather they can be considered light insults in Italian.
  • Insults related to animals include “capra”, in English “goat”, used to indicate an ignorant person, and “coniglio” in English “rabbit”, used to indicate a coward.

Three Action Steps

  • Listen to the Italian lesson with the player above, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify.
  • Download this episode’s printable guide. You can find it here.
  • Take the instant-score quiz below to test your understanding of the lesson.

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #78: Sport Vocabulary in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #89: Subject Pronouns in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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