15 Italian Words related to Environment

If you’re an intermediate language learner like me, you probably know we need to understand everything to be able to talk of everything (well, almost!). So during my B2 lessons these past few months, I studied unusual words and phrases on topics completely out of my comfort zone. They were part of the course of the Nuovo Espresso B2 course book and I realized knowing these words helped me hold discussions in Italian, especially discussions on important and intelligent topics. So hope these 15 Italian words related to environment amp up your language game too. Don’t forget to bookmark this post and note these in your language journal!

15 Italian Words related to Environment

1. ambiente:

How can we talk of the environment without knowing what it means in Italian?? It means ambiente.

2. salvaguardia:

An important word to use during environment discussions is salvaguardia which means safeguard. How can we safeguard our planet?

3. sostenibile:

The Italian word sostenibile means sustainable or durable

4. ambientale:

The word ambientale means environmental.

5. inondazioni:

Inondazioni is the Italian word for floods. We all know atmospheric conditions lead to flooding and to save our environment, we must use flood controlling methods.

6. spazzatura:

The Italian word spazzatura means garbage/trash. Meanwhile, another word for language learners is spreco which means waste. Such as a waste of money, talent, intelligence etc.

7. clima tropicale:

Clima tropicale simply means tropical climate. Are you living in a tropical country?? I am!

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Also Read: 15 Delicious Italian Idioms related to Food

8. afa:

Another important word related to the environment is afa- an unusual word which means sultriness or heat.

9. imballaggi:

It means packaging, pronunce it as you read!

10. raccogliere:

This word means to gather or collect.

11. riciclare:

An important word to remember is riciclare which means to recycle.

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12. rovinare:

Rovinare means ruin. Do you not think we have ruined Mother Earth??

13. diffondere:

Diffondere is another important verb we all must know, it means spread or disseminate.

14. frane:

Frane is the Italian word for landslides or rock falls.

15. biodegradabili:

Let’s finish the post with an easy word which is biodegradabili for biodegradable.

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  • Kathryn Occhipinti
    July 25, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Nice blog. Great that you are creating vocabulary lists to help others get to the “next level” in their Italian. So many words are commonplace where one lives but unusual to the visitor. These words also bridge the cultural gap!

    • Italophilia
      July 27, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks so much, feel free to share on your Facebook page 🙂

  • KareninCalabria
    July 24, 2021 at 3:25 am

    I haven’t ever played Scrabble or Words with Friends in Italian, but I imagine “afa” might come in handy! I also find the verb and participle “ambientare” and “ambientato” very useful in describing settings.

    • Italophilia
      July 24, 2021 at 11:39 am

      I would love to do in Italian because that might improve our vocabulary manifold. Yeah!


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