How to say how: Italian grammar lesson 116

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How to use come in Italian
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In today’s short post, we’re going to learn how to say how.

You’ve probably heard it many times.

Here are some of the most common set phrases:

Come ti chiami?

How are you called? (= What’s your name?)

Comeva?

How is it going?

Comestate?

How are you?

As you can see, we say come and we place it right at the beginning of the question since it’s a question word.

How to say how in Italian

Come: examples

You’ll notice come is always translated as “how” when it’s a direct question.

Let’s now have a look at some more questions:

Come vuoi il caffe?

How do you want your coffee?

Come vi sentite?

How are you feeling?

Come avete fatto?

How did you do it?

What does come mean Italian

We can also use come inside a sentence, even if it’s not a question, because we’re still referring to “how”.

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Look at the examples below:

Non mi hai detto come sono i tuoi nuovi colleghi.

You didn’t tell me how your new colleagues are.

Mi ha spiegato come funziona.

She explained to me how it works.

How to say how Italian

Come: like

Come can also mean “like” and is used in a different way, so make sure you don’t confuse these two meanings.

You will know when come means “how” and when it means “like” from the context.

Here are some examples:

Vorrei sapere ballare come te.

I’d like to be able to dance like you.

Parli proprio come la mia migliore amica.

You speak exactly like my best friend.

Meaning of come in Italian

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