How to say “straight away”: Italian grammar lesson 65

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Unlock the secret to sounding like a native with the Italian word subito! This guide will show you how to use this versatile word to express urgency and immediacy in any situation. 🚀

  • Master the pronunciation: Stress the “u” in subito to nail the word like a local. It’s a tiny detail that makes a big difference! 🗣️
  • Understand its roots: Subito has Latin origins, stemming from subitus, meaning sudden or unexpected. A little history to impress your friends! 📚
  • One word, many meanings: Whether it’s “now,” “immediately,” or “soon,” subito has got you covered. Simplify your Italian instantly! 🌟
  • Use it confidently: With subito, you can’t go wrong. It’s your go-to word for anything urgent, so use it liberally. 🎯
  • See it in action: Context is king! Check out examples like “Dobbiamo partire subito” to understand how to use it in real life. 💼
  • Practice makes perfect: Try using subito in your daily conversations. The more you use it, the more natural it’ll feel. 🤓
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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.

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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:

  • Now
  • Immediately
  • At once
  • Right now
  • Soon

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.

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Subito: examples

Let’s have a look at some more examples:

Dobbiamo partire subito.

We have to leave straight away.

Torno subito.

I’ll be back soon.

Venite subito qui!

Come here right now!

Dimmi subito cosa vuoi.

Tell me what you want now.

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What are some translations of "subito"?

Some translations of "subito" are now, immediately, at once, right now, and soon.

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