Expressions with Essere and Avere

Essere and Avere are the most important verbs of all. Therefore it is quite useful to learn some common expressions with these verbs. Learn useful expressions with essere and avere in Italian!

Expressions with Essere and Avere

Expressions with Essere

essere feliceto be happy
essere tristeto be sad
essere arrabbiatoto be angry
essere malatoto be sick
essere stancoto be tired
essere in ritardoto be late
essere puntualeto be on time
essere simpaticoto be enjoyable, fun
essere gentileto be kind
essere soddisfattoto be satisfied
essere innamorato (di)to be in love (with)

Expressions with Avere

avere fameto be hungry
avere seteto be thirsty
avere sonnoto be sleepy
avere frettato be in a hurry
avere tempoto have time
avere paura (di)to have fear (of)
avere coraggioto be brave
avere freddoto be cold
avere caldoto be warm
avere bisogno (di)to need
avere voglia (di)to feel like
avere ragioneto be right
avere tortoto be wrong
avere mal di testato have a headache

Learn more

Review the verbs essere and avere in our lesson: Essere and avere – to be and have in Italian
Or review the present tense in general in our lesson: The Italian Present tense

Would you like to read a very simple story with these expressions? Read our short story Scotty ha freddo.

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