Anzi, appunto, comunque, incredibly common Italian words

Anzi, appunto, comunque, incredibly common Italian words

When you want to master a language, it’s important that you start using words Italians use daily. So, I thought it was a good idea to list all the meanings of three incredibly common Italian words: anzi, appunto, comunque. 1. Anzi The incredibly common Italian word anzi has two main meanings as a conjunction. a. Anzi can be used to say that something is the opposite of what has just been stated, or that you feel or think the opposite of what has just been stated. Ex: No, non ho freddo, anzi, stranamente oggi sto morendo di caldo No, I’m…

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Italian words of the day – addirittura and appena

Italian words of the day – addirittura and appena

If you have one or more Italian friends, you have surely noticed that there are some Italian words that Italians use quite often. Sometimes understanding the meaning and use of these words is pretty simple, some others not so much. So, here are the Italian words of the day you should learn to use. 1. Addirittura The first of the two Italian words of the day you should learn is addirittura. Addirittura is one of those Italian words that can cause some problems at first because it can be translated in different ways in English according to the context in…

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How to sound like a native using allora and dai

How to sound like a native using allora and dai

Who, among language learners, doesn’t want to sound like a native? One of the ways to do this is to start using words and expressions Italians use everyday. Allora and dai are two Italian words that are widely used in Italy. So, learning how to use them properly can help you sound like a native. DAI I’m sure you’ve already seen this Italian word somewhere in your Italian books. One of the first things you learn about the word dai is that it’s the second singular person of the present tense of the verb dare – to give. Ex: Mamma,…

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Difference between bene and buono in Italian

Difference between bene and buono in Italian

Many people who learn Italian are usually confused about the use, and meaning, of the Italian words bene and buono. So, today I’m going to explain to you when and how to used bene and buono. BENE Let’s start with some grammar. What? You already see a headache coming? I know, Italian grammar can be complicated but just give me a minute and you’ll se that, in this case, it’s easier than you thought. Bene in Italian is an adverb. This means that it says something about a verb, describing actions and states. Let’s look at two examples: a. In…

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Italian connecting words – Dunque, quindi, and perciò

Italian connecting words

Knowing how to use the right linking word in Italian can help you both speak and write more easily, and organize your conversations logically. Some time ago, I talked about how to use the Italian connecting words insomma, and allora. Today, I’d like to explain how the Italian connecting words dunque, quindi, and perciò are used. DUNQUE Dunque can be used in many different ways in Italian. 1. Dunque can be used to express a consequence, a deduction or a conclusion. Ex: Questa casa è enorme e dunque è più adatta a una famiglia This house is huge, so it’s…

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