Italian Phrase: Sei pronto/a? (Are you ready?)

If you want to ask someone if they are ready in Italian, you can use the phrases Sei pronto? for a man or Sei pronta? for a woman.

Sei pronto? Sei pronta?

Are you ready?

Italian phrase "Sei Pronto?"

The respective plurals are Siete pronti? (for men or mixed groups) and Siete pronte? (for women).

As you’ve probably surmised, sei is the second-person present conjugation of the verb essere meaning to be, whereas siete is the second-person plural. Both translate as “you are” in English. Keep in mind that there is no need to include the subject pronoun tu/voi (you/all of you), as the subject is evident from the conjugation.

Se siete pronti, possiamo cominciare la lezione adesso.

If you are ready, we can begin the class now.

Because pronto is an adjective that ends in -o, the ending tells you whether the subject is masculine, feminine, singular or plural.

  • pronto = masculine singular
  • pronta = feminine singular
  • pronti = masculine plural
  • pronte = feminine plural
mother getting her son ready for school
Sei pronto per andare a scuola? = Are you ready to go to school?

There are a few possible responses to this phrase including:

  • Sì, sono pronto / pronta. = Yes, I’m ready.
  • No, non sono pronto / pronta. = No, I’m not ready.
  • Sono prontissimo / prontissima. = I’m all ready.
  • Sì, sono quasi pronto / pronta. = I’m almost ready.

Sei pronto? – Sì, sono quasi pronto. Devo solo andare un attimo in bagno.

Are you ready? – Yes, I’m almost ready. I just need to go to the bathroom for a second.

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