The complete guide to small talk in Italian #3

Here you can find the first and second part of this article.


I’m a student at……. / I work as….

Let’s start with students.

You can use two expressions: the first one is studio (from the verb studiare) + what you study.
Some examples:

Studio giurisprudenza (I study law)
Studio lingue (I study languages)
Studio medicina (I study medicine)
Studio ingegneria (I study engineering)


Or you can say sono uno studente di (if you are a man) or sono una studentessa di (if you are a woman) + what you study.


Sono uno studente di giurisprudenza
Sono una studentessa di lingue
Sono uno studente di medicina
Sono una studentessa di ingegneria

You have two different possibilities even if you want to talk about your job. You can say sono + profession. Some examples:
Sono dottore / sono dottoressa = I am a doctor
Sono infermiere / sono infermiera = I am a nurse
Or you can use the verb fare. Fare means to do/ to make but we also use it to talk about our profession. The construction is fare + article + profession.

Faccio l’insegnante = I work as a teacher
Faccio il dottore / faccio la dottoressa = I work as a doctor
Faccio il giornalista / faccio la giornalista = I work as a journalist

Here you can find more professions.


I’m a student at……. =
sono uno studente di + subject
sono una studentessa di + subject
studio + subject

I work as…. =
sono + profession
faccio + article + profession


Useful questions:
Cosa fai nella vita? = What do you do for a living?
Qual è il tuo lavoro? = What is your job?


Don’t miss the fourth part of the article!

Thank you for reading the article, if you find it useful, you could like it or leave a comment!



2 Comments on The complete guide to small talk in Italian #3

2 Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. The complete guide to small talks in Italian #4 | Friendly Italian
  2. The complete guide to small talks in Italian #2 | Friendly Italian

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.