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Daily routine in Italian
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Daily routine - Routine giornaliera

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DAILY ROUTINE - ROUTINE GIORNALIERA
to wake someone up
Her mother wakes her up at 8 o'clock.
svegliare
Sua madre la sveglia alle otto.
to wake up
I wake up very early.
svegliarsi
Mi sveglio molto presto.
to get upalzarsi
to make the bedfare il letto
to get dressedvestirsi
to get readyprepararsi
to have a showerfare la doccia 
to have a bathfare un bagno
to have a washlavarsi
to clean your teethlavarsi i denti
to brush your teethlavarsi i denti
to wash your hairlavarsi i capelli
to dry your hairasciugarsi i capelli
to brush your hairspazzolarsi i capelli
to comb your hairpettinarsi
to dry your handsasciugarsi le mani
to have a shaveradersi
to clean your shoespulirsi le scarpe
to put on makeuptruccarsi
to put in your contact lensesmettere le lenti a contatto
to put in your false teeth mettere la dentiera
to have breakfastfare colazione
to have lunchmangiare pranzo/pranzare
to have dinnermangiare cena/cenare
to cook lunch, to get lunch readypreparare pranzo/fare da mangiare
to feed the cat / dogdar da mangiare al gatto / cane
to water the plantsinnaffiare le piante
to switch on the radio / televisionaccendere la radio / televisione
to listen to the radioascoltare la radio
to watch television / tellyguardare la televisione / TV
to go to school / work / university / the officeandare a scuola / a lavorare / all'universitá / in ufficio
to catch the bus / trainprendere l'autobus / il treno
to start workiniziare a lavorare
to get home (from work)tornare a casa
to go homeandare a casa
to get undressedsvestirsi / spogliarsi 
to go to bedandare a letto 
to set the alarm clockmettere la sveglia 
to have a restriposarsi / fare un pisolino 
to fall asleepaddormentarsi 
to oversleepdormire troppo 
to have a sleepless night passare una notte insonne / una notte in bianco 
to suffer from insomniasoffrire d'insonnia 
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DAILY ROUTINE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What time do you get up? A che ora ti alzi?
How often do you go to the cinema?Vai spesso al cinema?
I go to the cinema once / twice a week / month / year.Vado al cinema una volta / due volte alla settimana / al mese / l'anno.
I sometimes / never go to the theatre.
I often go to the theatre.
Ogni tanto vado a teatro / Non vado mai a teatro. Vado spesso a teatro.
How long does it take you to get to work?Quanto ci metti ad andare al lavoro?
Where do you live?Dove abiti?
How much coffee do you drink?Quanto caffé bevi?
What do you usually have for breakfast?Cosa mangi di solito per colazione?
How do you get to school?Come vai a scuola?
What time do you go to bed? A che ora vai a dormire?
A NOTE ON REFLEXIVE VERBS
A lot of these verbs are reflexive e.g. to wash my hair = lavarmi i capelli
In English, the verb does not change but the possessive adjective before hair changes to reflect who is doing the action.
In Italian, the verb is reflexive and changes to reflect who is doing the action.
Note: normally in Italian, it is not normally necessary to use the subject pronoun (Io, Tu, Lui, Lei, Noi, Voi, Loro). However, if you need to distinguish between a girl and a boy then it is possible to include it (see below).
I wash my hair.Mi lavo i capelli.
You wash your hair.Ti lavi i capelli.
He washes his hair.Si lava i capelli.
She washes her hair.Si lava i capelli.
We wash our hair.Ci laviamo i capelli.
You wash your hair.Vi lavate i capelli.
They wash their hair.Si lavano i capelli.
He washes his hair in the morning but she washes her hair in the afternoon.Lui si lava i capelli al mattino ma lei si lava i capelli al pomeriggio.