Italian Word of the Day: In quanto (as / since)

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In quanto is a commonly used conjunctive phrase in Italian that translates in numerous ways, including since, as, and because. Non lo chiamo più in quanto non risponde mai al telefono. I don’t call him anymore as he never answers the phone. Less frequently it is followed by che (that) with no change in meaning. …

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Italian Word of the Day: Purché (as long as / provided that)

Purché is a conjunction that introduces a conditional clause, much like the expressions as long as or provided that in English. It is the combination of pure, in the archaic sense of ‘only’, and che (that). The verb that follows purché is normally in the subjunctive mood, as you can see from the following example …

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Italian Word of the Day: Visto che (given that / since)

Today we will be talking about visto che, a very useful Italian conjunction that can be translated in numerous ways, including: since given that seeing that considering that because in view of the fact that Visto che introduces a causal clause (a clause that expresses the reason of the main clause) with the verb in …

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Italian Word of the Day: Tuttavia (however / yet)

Tuttavia is a common Italian conjunction composed of the words tutta (the feminine form of tutto meaning everything) and via (path / way). Being fairly formal, it is used far more in writing than in speech. Learn with our video There is a range of possible translations for this word in English including however, yet, …

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Italian Word of the Day: Quindi (so / therefore)

An Italian conjunction that allows you to express a conclusion or a cause-and-effect relationship is quindi. It usually translates as so or therefore in English. Both quindi, and its obsolete twin quinci (hence, thus), come from the late Latin eccum inde ‘from here‘. This locative meaning existed in archaic Italian, much like its Latin counterpart, …

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Italian Word of the Day: Infatti (in fact)

The Italian word infatti is a useful conjunction whose purpose is to confirm, prove or justify a previous statement, much like the English terms in fact, as a matter of fact and indeed. Learn with our video Here is an example that shows how infatti can be used in a sentence. Non mi piace il …

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