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When I speak English, I can be pretty dramatic.
I’ll be in a conversation saying things like
“That’s sooooooo amazing.”
“That’s incredible. How amazing!”
“How is that even possible? You’re freaking awesome.”
So naturally all of that enthusiasm would transfer over to how I want to speak Italian, but sometimes I can’t find a word strong enough to match what I really mean.
— Be enthusiastic in a more Italian way.
— Find new words.
I choose both.
Below you’ll find 15 ways to say “That’s awesome!” in varying degrees in Italian.
— Che grande! – That’s great! (This is generally used to refer to something great that a person did, and is not used for things.)
— Che bello! – That’s great!
— Che fico! – That’s cool!
— Fantastico! – Fantastic!
— Incredibile – Incredible!
— Sei davvero bravo! – You’re really great! (masculine)
— Sei davvero brava! – You’re really great! (feminine)
— Splendido! – Splendid!
— Sei un mito. – You’re awesome. (Literally: You’re a legend.)
— Sei una meraviglia. – You are a marvel.
— Sei il massimo! – You’re the best! (awesome)
— Sei magnifico! – You’re magnificent! (amazing)
— Sei fantastico! – You’re fantastic! (amazing)
— Sei una bomba! – You are a blast!
— Sei spettacolare! / Spettacolare! – You are spectacular! / Spectacular!
Your task? Go tell an Italian how awesome they are.
Questions/comments? Leave them below!