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The most used nouns: no. 002 ANNO

I sostantivi più utilizzati nella lingua italiana
In this series, we’re covering the most used nouns in the Italian language


Numero 2 è…..

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The word “anno” is used to wish somebody a good year, as in Buon Anno! and Felice Anno Nuovo!

It is also necessary to find out somebody’s age, since, in Italian, the question is phrased “How many years do you have?”— Quanti anni hai?


As in English, it is also used to refer to moments in time, as in the third sentence.  Some common expressions are:


un anno prima
a year before


un anno dopo
a year later


un anno fa…
one year ago


due (tre, quattro) anni fa…
two (three, four) years ago


l’anno scorso…
last year…


l’anno prossimo…
next year…


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Can you write a sentence using the word anno? Comment below!


Happy studying!
Alex Signature

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