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What is nuts in italian?

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Well, if you want to be doing it one day, we recommend learning the name of fruits in Italian because you’ll definitely need to know them. Why?

Whether you visit in the colder or warmer month, it is always great to have a piece of fruit as a merenda (afternoon snack), and with your new vocab, you’ll surely impress your friends and get the “local” price at the market! (Here, knowing numbers in Italian will also come in handy. Then, remember also to know how to say thanks in Italian once you’ve bought your goodies.)

Additionally, your experience of Italian gelato (and of liquors) will dramatically improve once you know the Italian names for fruits. If you’re a fan of Italian cuisine, learning the words for different fruits and vegetables in Italian will cause you to have a lot of ah-ha moments!

In this article, we’ll look at the names of as many fruits as you can imagine, and we’ll give you the phonetic pronunciation too so that you can really sound fluent.

Print out this free and fun fruits poster and stick it on your fridge. If you can memorize this list of some of the more popular fruits in Italian, you'll be on your way to sounding like a local.

To start, let’s learn how to actually say fruit in Italian! The word is a bit tricky, as it is a collective noun: la frutta (lah froot-tah). This is singular from a grammatical point of view, but it generally indicates all fruits.

If you want to talk about a specific fruit, you can use the masculine il frutto, which indicates a “piece of fruit.”

Let’s look at some examples:

The feminine plural does NOT exist, while the masculine plural, i frutti, can be used figuratively to talk about the “results” of an action:

It can also indicate the concrete fruits of a tree, but not from a food-related perspective:

Another useful word? Fruttivendolo (froot-tee-vehn-doh-loh) is where you buy fruits in Italy!

Citrus fruits are called agrumi (ah-groo-meeh) in Italian. They’re mostly cultivated in the South of Italy, in the regions of Sicilia, Puglia, Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, and Sardegna. These are usually harvested from fall to spring and are a great source of vitamins over the winter!

Frutta a nocciolo or drupa is a fruit with a soft and juicy exterior and one stone in the middle.

Note: There might be a lot of types of “pesca”, “albicocca” or “prugna”, which are usually indicated by an extra descriptive word added to the main name of the fruit.

Berries in Italian are referred to as frutti di bosco (fruits of the woods). They can be bought or harvested in the woods, in the countryside, or mountains.

Prosciutto e melone (parma ham and melon) is a great summer classic. In Italy, you’ll find a lot of different varieties of this juicy fruit, which are described by an extra word after “melon”. Careful though. Watermelons have a different name!

These don’t grow in Italy. Still, it doesn’t mean we don’t eat them! Here you’ll find out how to say “pineapple” and “passion fruit” in Italian:

Nuts in Italian are called frutta secca (dry fruit) and they’re an essential part of many traditional recipes.

Here are some extra words that you might find useful when talking about fruits.

The most popular fruits in Italy depend on the season, of course! Most Italian people try to only eat seasonal and local food, which is better for the economy of the country and for the environment.

Here are some examples of the most popular Italian fruits divided by seasons (and if you need a refresher on the months and seasons in Italian, you know where to look).

Do you remember which fruits we’re talking about when you read the below?

We don’t only eat fruit every day in Italy, we use a lot of expressions with it, too! Here are some of the most common ones you’ll hear in everyday Italian speech.

A great way for making Italian fruits stick in your memory is listening to Italian songs about fruit! After all, research has proven music is a great tool to help you learn a language.

Here is some music for all tastes.

A great kid’s song about fruit in Italian.

Banane e lampone. This is a 90s song by the great Celentano.

If you want to laugh, listen to Elio e le storie tese. Here’s La terra dei cachi.

A love story told with fruits!

Tarin Hyer