How to say straight away in Italian?
In Italian, we have just one short but very useful word: subito. (Just so you know, the stress goes on the “u”).
Interestingly, subito comes from the Latin adjective subitus, which means sudden or unexpected.
As you’ll see, its meaning has changed over time, but it’s not too far from its current meaning.
What are the different meanings of subito?
Like many Italian words, subito is very versatile and might mean different things, depending on the context.
In fact, subito can be translated into different words in English.
Here are some of the most common translations for the word subito:
- At once
- Right now
As you can probably tell, some of these words mean almost the same.
The great thing about this is that in Italian, you just have one word, so you won’t be mistaken when you use it.
Let’s have a look at some more examples:
Dobbiamo partire subito.
We have to leave straight away.
I’ll be back soon.
Venite subito qui!
Come here right now!
Dimmi subito cosa vuoi.
Tell me what you want now.