'Anzi', 'Mica', and Other Informal Italian Adverbs for Your Arsenal

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 16:00
two older Italian women converse on a street corner in Rome with a bus in the background

"Oh, there goes the bus! You think the next one will show up on time?"
"Magari!"

Many Italian learners, even those who consider themselves fairly fluent, confess that they still struggle when trying to talk like native speakers. Indeed, sometimes no amount of sophisticated vocabulary can help if you haven’t yet gotten a handle on widespread colloquial adverbs like anzi, mica, and so forth.

You may have wondered not only what these words mean, but how to use them correctly, and con disinvoltura (with ease). Follow these tips and you'll be sounding like

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