Italian adverbs of time

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 I’ll teach you how to use Italian Adverbs of Time!


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Adverbs of time are indeclinable . Gli avverbi di tempo sono invariabili

The adverbs: adesso – now, presto – early, oggi – today, domani – tomorrow, dopodomani – the day after tomorrow, ora – now, prima – before, dopo – after , spesso – often  can come before or after the verb

Gli avverbi  adesso, presto, oggi, domani, dopodomani, ora, prima, dopo, spesso possono precedere o seguire il verbo

Let’s make some examples!

Oggi vado al cinema. Today I’m going to the cinema

Luana arriva domani. luana is coming tomorrow 

Pasqua è dopodomani. Easter is the day after tomorrow

Quando vai a scuola? Ora vado, adesso vado

When you go to school? I’m going now, I’m going right away

Prima faccio i compiti, dopo gioco. First I do my homework, then I play


The adverbs : tardi – late, già – already, subito – immediately, ancora – still, sempre – always, usually come after the verb

Gli avverbi: tardi – late, già – already, subito – immediately, ancora – still, sempre – always, di solito seguono il verbo

Examples: 

Non sei ancora pronto? Aren’t you ready yet?

Sei ancora qui? Are you still here?

Vado subito. I’m going at once

E’ troppo tardi. It’s too late

Sei sempre in ritardo. You are always late


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The adverbs: ormai – already, poi – then usually come before the verb

Gli avverbi:  ormai – already, poi – then di solito seguono il verbo

Examples: 

Ormai è troppo tardi. Now it’s too late

Ormai Luigi era a casa. Luigi was already at home

Prima pensare e poi parlare. First thinking and then talking


The adverb mai – never, is used after the verb, which is introduced by non

L’avverbio mai – never, è usato dopo il verbo e introdotto da non

Examples: 

Non sei mai puntuale. You are never in time

Non verrò mai più . I’ll never come again


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