How to Learn Italian in 5 Minutes (Free & Fast Resources)

So, you want to learn Italian in 5 minutes, you say?

Is it possible? As in, can you learn a whole language? No.

But, yes, you can learn Italian in 5 minutes a day. In fact, it’s smart to do that. You listen to an audio lesson for 5 minutes today. You get used to it. You repeat tomorrow and for the next year. And suddenly, learning Italian isn’t so bad…

…it’s now easy! Because you’ve gotten used to it!

Because, you started learning a little bit a day.

Suddenly you’re speaking and understanding a whole lot of Italian!

So, here’s how you learn Italian in 5 minutes a day.

learn italian in 5 minutes

1. Listen to Italian Audio Lessons

  • Time required: 3-5 minutes a day

Why audio lessons? Well, imagine you’re going to work. You open up your phone, you press play and listen to a lesson.

You hear a conversation, the teachers explain all the words… and you’re done.  You know a basic Italian conversation and all the words inside of it.

Listening to “audio” is the easiest way to consume Italian. You’re just listening. You can listen while walking, driving, on the train… and anywhere where you can’t easily pull out a textbook.

Now, where can you these “mystical audio lessons?”  Here. Plenty of programs and podcasts offer them.

Here are some examples of quick and easy lessons from – an Italian learning program.

  • Lesson #1
  • 3-Minute Italian – Self Introduction

How to get these Lessons:

  1. Click here to visit
  2. Sign up for a free lifetime account
  3. Take their lessons & done

2. Get the Italian Word of the Day

  • Time required: 1 minute a day

Picture this. You wake up. You check your phone and see an email.

It’s the Italian word or phrase of the day.

You open the email, read the word, listen to the audio and boom, now you know a new word. And that took a second of your life. Now, repeat that 365 days a year and you know a bit of Italian without much effort… and you have an unbreakable learning routine. This a super simple way to learn a little Italian a day.

italian word of the day

Where to get the Word of the Day:

  1. Click here to visit the Italian Word of the Day
  2. Sign up for the Italian free word of the day
  3. Done!

You’ll get daily emails once you sign up.

Helpful hint: You can create a separate email folder or filter to place these emails to keep your inbox clean. I tend to do that.

3. Get Italian PDF Lessons & eBooks

  • Time required: 5 minutes

PDF files are used for all sorts of things: documents, important letters, but…

Think of PDFs as little books for your phone or device.

There are plenty of PDFs online that are lists of Italian words, phrases… or just actual books in PDF form.

And if you’re on the train or are waiting somewhere you can open one up and review Italian words and phrases.

Italian PDF lessons

Where can you get some?

  1. You can get 30+ PDF Italian conversation cheat sheets here.
  2. Here’s another site with some free Italian PDF lessons.

4. Get the Daily Dose of Italian Lessons

  • Time required: 1-3 minutes a day

What’s this Daily Dose? it’s a language learning app.

Every day, it sends you a reminder to check your new lesson. And these lessons are quick and cover anything from Italian slang, culture to words or phrases.

Just a little bit of Italian to your mind on Italian. I like this App because it keeps me on my toes and always has something new.

daily dose app learn italian in 5 minutes

How do you get it?

  1. Choose Android or iOS
  2. Download the App (it’s free) and you’re done

5. Learn Italian with Duolingo 

  • Time required: 5 minutes a day

Speaking of apps, here’s another one.

Now, Duolingo is NOT a serious, complete learning program.

It’s mostly matching games and fill-in-the-blank quizzes.

You won’t learn to speak fluidly with it.

But, you will learn words and phrases. Tons of people love this app because it’s very game oriented. So, the value is in getting you hooked on learning. If anything helps you learn Italian and stick with it – whether an app, a book or audio lessons – then that’s a good resource. Duolingo may do that for you too.

How do you get it?

  1. Click Here
  2. Choose Android or iOS
  3. Download the App (it’s free) and you’re done

6. Learn Italian with Video Lessons

  • Time required: 5 minutes a day

Video, like Audio, is an easy way to learn.

You just press play and watch and listen to Italian. Now, what you need are the 5 minute lessons.

I want to suggest YouTube here but I won’t.


Are you low on time? Do you  want 5-minute learning resources? And do you honest-to-god want to learn Italian? If you answered yes, YouTube is a bad fit.

See, that’s because YouTube primarily entertainment and will distract you into watching other things. Yes, you’ll have fun but you’ll waste your time and not learn anything.

Instead, I’ll suggest these video lessons. Just click on the images below.

Italian in 3 Minute Video Lessons

Introduction to Italian Video Lessons

Italian Grammar Whiteboard Lessons


Conclusion. Back to You.

That is it for now!

Now you know some fun and easy ways to learn Italian in 5 minutes.

Why should you try and learn Italian in 5 minutes a day?

Because it is easy to do!

Do you know why that is so IMPORTANT for SUCCESS?

Simple. Things that are easy to do, are easy to continue… and finish! If you can learn some Italian today, tomorrow and 4 weeks down the line without problem, you’re on your way to fluency.

But, if you choose an Italian textbook, which ends up being hard, you won’t continue.

So, starting easy sets you up for long term success.

At some point, you’ll think that 5 minutes is not enough. Which is good! At some point, you’ll feel you’re ready for 10 minutes. And so, you’ll add more time just like someone at the gym will add more weight because they’re ready to do more.

And that is how you’ll master Italian.


– Written by the Main Junkie

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