How to learn the Friulian language online

The reader will find below different resources available online which he may use to learn the Friulian language on his own.

What does Friulian sound like?

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Friulian courses

Mandi ( An introductory course to Friulian, by Mitri Gotart, in the format of a manual with audio files. The site appears to be full of broken links; however, the student should still be able to download most of the text and audio files related to the course. This course may prove useful to him as a starting point in Friulian.

O impari il furlan ( An online Friulian language course made available by the Societât Filologjiche Furlane; devised for children, it may still prove useful to the student for its Friulian sound files and thematic vocabulary.

Friulian dictionaries

Grant Dizionari Bilengâl Talian-Furlan ( The GDBtf is a bilingual Italian-Friulian dictionary, using the standard spelling system of Friulian. This dictionary contains many examples of Friulian phrases from which the student may learn. The GDBtf is the most advanced and modern bilingual dictionary which exists between Friulian and Italian.

Vocabolario friulano ( A classic from 1871, by Jacopo Pirona. Definitions of Friulian words are in Italian. Word stress of Friulian headwords is indicated; for instance, marangon (carpenter) is listed as marangòn, meaning the stress falls on the final syllable. To open the book, click on the thumbnail which appears.

Friulian-English English-Friulian dictionary ( This bilingual dictionary by Gianni Nazzi and Deborah Saidero is consultable in archived form on the Wayback Machine. This is, I believe, the most advanced bilingual dictionary which exists between Friulian and English. As a point of interest: the authors have preferred to refer to the Friulian language in English as Friulan.

Dizionari Bilengâl Furlan-Talian ( This is another bilingual Friulian-Italian dictionary. On this same site, the student will also find, albeit in very basic form, a multilingual dictionary with search options in English, Slovene, Spanish and others. If the student understands Italian, he will be much better served by the Friulian-Italian portion of this dictionary, which includes examples of use.

Friulian grammar, spelling and phonetics

Paolo Roseano ( If the student reads Italian, he will find this to be an excellent guide to standard Friulian grammar. A version entirely in Friulian also exists. Note: clicking on the link will open a PDF.

Standard Friulian spelling (  Documents may be downloaded here related to the standard Friulian spelling system.

Gramatiche fonetiche furlane ( A detailed work by Sandri Carrozzo on Friulian pronunciation, written in this same language.

Read in Friulian

Bibie par un popul ( The Bible in Friulian is made available online by Glesie Furlane. Click on Bibie in linie near the bottom of the page, and a list of the chapters of the Bible will appear. The student may read both the Vieri Testament (Old Testament) and Gnûf Testament (New Testament) in Friulian, as well as listen to a reading of the entire text.

La Patrie dal Friûl ( Once the student has managed to gain his bearings in Friulian, he may have a go at reading the news in Friulian every month.

Societât Filologjiche Furlane ( Look in the Biblioteche Archivis (or Biblioteca Archivi in Italian). Browse the site also for its other features which may be of interest.

ARLeF ( The entire site is, of course, available for reading consultation in Friulian, but the student will also find news in Friulian from different media outlets in the form of PDFs: in the main menu of the site, click on Stampe par furlan (or Stampa in friulano in Italian; or Friulian Press in English).

e-libris ( A small selection of ebooks in Friulian, in PDF format. Some titles are in the original Friulian, whereas others are translations into Friulian.

Project Gutenberg ( Another selection of titles in Friulian, many of which are translations of Dante Alighieri. The student will come across texts composed in non-standard Friulian spelling; as he progresses in his learning, this will become less of an obstacle.

Listen to Friulian

Glesie Furlane (YouTube) Here the reader will find all the recordings of the Friulian Bible.

Radio Onde Furlane ( Radio in the Friulian language.

BLECS Ente Friuli nel mondo (YouTube) The student may use this good collection of 25 short videoclips to learn Friulian phrases and vocabulary. Good for absolute beginners in Friulian. The clips may be viewed in Friulian-English, Friulian-Italian and Friulian-Spanish versions.

La Vita Cattolica (YouTube) Under the Videos tab of this YouTube channel are six different clips entitled Cors teoric e pratic de lenghe furlane offering explanations about the grammar of Friulian, in Friulian itself. A rather difficult listen to be sure, but the intrepid student may wish to give it a go nonetheless.

Maria Zef (YouTube) A miniseries from 1981 with Friulian dialogue; it is subtitled in Italian.

ARLeF ( Search the site to find a selection of videos and audio, including documentaries, short films, interviews and fables in Friulian.

Friulianisms used in Italian

Pengio ( The student may also be interested in how Friulian has influenced the Italian language as spoken in the region. This website presents a collection of Friulianisms heard in spoken Italian.