Our Easter sayings from Italy will help you learn basic Easter words and some festive Italian phrases.
Italian culture and customs mean that Easter is celebrated with great enthusiasm and the usual Italian love of celebration. It's a time of great happiness - a welcome to the Spring and to new life.
Although Italian Easter egg tradition is strong in Italy (it's bound to be - it involves chocolate!) the custom of sending cards containing commercially-produced Easter sayings isn't as widespread.
But that doesn't mean to say that a card, letter or even e-card in everyday Italian won't be appreciated by your friends. It most definitely will.
This page will help you do an Easter word search for all those greetings you want to send!
If you'd like to send a few Italian phrases or Easter words to family or friends this year, you don't need to learn to speak even everyday Italian.
You don't even need to buy a dictionary - your Easter word search is over! This basic guide to everyday Easter words and Italian phrases will help you at least to write a card.
And if you've left it too late to send a card by post, our free interactive e-cards of Italian images are there for you to use. If you'd also like to add some Italian love phrases, so much the better!
So - let's get started.
||How it's pronounced
||Domenica delle palme
||Dom-en-eeca deh-lay pal-may
(literally : Holy Friday)
(literally : Holy Saturday)
||La domenica di Pasqua
||La Doe-men-ee-ka dee Pa-skwa
(literally : Little Easter or
Loon-ay-dee dell anyellow
||Uovo di cioccolatta
Uovo di Pasqua
|Oo-oh-vo dee choco-latt-a or
Oo-oh-voe dee pas-kwa
||Il coniglietto pasquale
||Eel coneel-yeto pas-kwal-ay
||La candela pasquale
||La can-day-la pas-kwal-ay
|An Easter blessing
||Una bendizione di Pasqua
||Oona ben-dee-tsee-ownay dee Pas-kwa
|I'd like to wish you Happy Easter (informal / to a friend)
||Vorrei augurarti Buona Pasqua
||Vorray aw-goo-rartee boo-ona pas-kwa
|Best wishes for Easter
||Auguri di Buona Pasqua
||Ow-goo-ree dee boo-ona Pas-kwa
|I wish you and your family a very happy time at Easter (informal)
||Mi auguro che tu e la tua famiglia abbiate trascorso una Buona Pasqua
||Mee ow-goo-row kay too ay la too-a fam-ee-lya ab-ee-atay tras-cor-sow oona boo-ona Pas-kwa
Christmas with family, Easter with friends
|Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi.
||Nata-lay con ee tw-oee, pas-kwa con key vw-oy-ee
And, if you want to take your learning of everyday Italian phrases further, our online Italian store has a variety of tried and tested (by us!) books and CDs for you to buy, each individually reviewed so you know exactly which will be best for you.