Qui vs Qua | Lì vs Là in Italian – What’s the difference?

the difference between qui and qui li and la in italian

In English, we have one adverb of place to describe the location of something close to us – here – and another to describe the location of something further away – there. This is why many learners are surprised to learn that four different adverbs exist in Italian: qui and qua (the equivalents of here) …

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Giorno vs Giornata: What’s the difference?

In English, we have but one word for day but in Italian, there are two: giorno and giornata. Knowing which to use can be tricky if you’ve only just started learning the language, so here are some helpful tips to clear up the confusion! Giorno It takes 24 hours for the earth to rotate on …

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Tavolo vs Tavola in Italian – What’s the difference?

When I first started learning Italian, I found it perplexing that the word for table could be both tavolo (masculine) and tavola (feminine) depending on the context. If you too are confused, don’t worry – you are in good company! Tavolo (plural: tavoli) is the generic word for table, the ubiquitous piece of furniture found …

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