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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…..

 

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!

 

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