What’s the meaning of Andiamo? A common Italian exclamation

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Andiamo! If you ever go to Italy, you may often hear this interjection – especially in the North. It is mostly used as a sort of exhortation, but what does it mean?

This Italian word is a verb that can also be used to translate two very common English exclamations.

When studying a language, it’s important to know all the popular expressions and idioms. So, here are all the meanings of andiamo!

how to say let's go and come on in italian

We Go, Let’s Go & Come On: the meaning of andiamo

If you took our Italian courses, you may have already recognized that andiamo is the present simple of a 1st-conjugation verb. More precisely, it is the first person plural of the verb andare, which means “to go“.

However, when it is used as an imperative, its meaning switches to “let’s go!.

Let’s make an example:

Ogni giorno io e il mio cane andiamo al parco alle 8:00 di sera.

Me and my dog go to the park every day at 8:00 pm.

Ok, è tutto pronto. Andiamo!

Ok, everything’s ready. Let’s go!

Sometimes people also use andiamo as an exclamation of joy when something unexpectedly good happens. In these cases, it is usually preceded by the conjunction e and can be translated as “come on!“.

Campioni del Mondo… E ANDIAMO!!!

Champions of the World… COME ON!

Basically, you can use andiamo whenever you would say “come on” in English.

For example, you can use it:

  • To tell someone to hurry up;
  • To encourage someone;
  • To express disbelief;
  • To provoke someone;

Andiamo! Faremo tardi al cinema!

Come on! We’ll be late for the movie!

Andiamo, ce la puoi fare!

Come on, you can make it!

Ma andiamo! Ti sembra possibile una cosa del genere?

Oh, come on! Do you think something like that could really happen?

Andiamo, fammi vedere quello che sai fare!

Come on, show me what you’ve got!

english translation of andiamo (1)

Let’s go!

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FAQs on What’s the meaning of Andiamo? A common Italian exclamation

What's the meaning of Andiamo?

"Andiamo" is the present simple of a first-conjugation Italian verb. More precisely, it is the first-person plural of the verb "andare", which means "to go". It has different meanings: if used in a neutral sentence, it means "we go". When it's used in the imperative form, it means "let's go".

When do you use Andiamo in Italian?

Besides saying "we go" or "let's go", you can use "Andiamo" whenever you'd say "come on" in English. For example, you use to tell someone to hurry up, encourage someone, or express disbelief.

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