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Italian - English translations for "ci"

"ci" Italian translation

Translation

there

Definition

Ci is an Italian pronoun that can be translated to English as 'there', 'here', 'it', or 'us'. Its meaning depends on the context in which it is used.

Part of speech

pronoun

Translations

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Meaning: there

Ci sono molti libri sulla mensa.

There are many books on the table.

Meaning: us

Ci hanno invitato alla festa.

They invited us to the party.

Meaning: to it

Ho pensato a ciò che hai detto.

I thought about what you said.

Meaning: about it

Non so cosa dire al riguardo.

I don't know what to say about it.

Meaning: here

Vieni qui, ci sono delle novità.

Come here, there's some news.


Examples

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A1: Ci sono molti studenti nella classe.

There are many students in the class.

A1: Vado al supermercato e ci compro il pane.

I go to the supermarket and buy bread there.

A2: Ci piace molto viaggiare.

We really enjoy traveling.

B1: Ho vissuto a Roma per un anno e ci ho fatto molti amici.

I lived in Rome for a year and made many friends there.

B1: Sono andato in vacanza in montagna e ci siamo divertiti tantissimo.

I went on vacation to the mountains and had a great time there.

B2: Quando ero giovane, ci giocavo sempre con i miei fratelli.

When I was young, I always used to play with it with my brothers.

C1: Sono stato a Parigi molte volte e ci tornerò ancora.

I have been to Paris many times and will go back there again.

C1: Abbiamo visitato Venezia l'anno scorso e ci eravamo già stati una volta prima.

We visited Venice last year and had already been there once before.

C2: Non so se ci sarò domani, dipende dagli impegni di lavoro.

I don't know if I will be there tomorrow, it depends on work commitments.


Advanced Description

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The Italian pronoun ci is a versatile word that can have different meanings depending on its usage. One of the most common translations of ci is 'there'. For example, in the sentence 'Ci sono molti turisti qui', ci means 'there' and the sentence translates to 'There are many tourists here'.

Another possible translation of ci is 'here'. In the sentence 'Ci vediamo domani', ci means 'here' and the sentence translates to 'See you tomorrow here'. Ci can also mean 'it' when referring to something previously mentioned. For instance, in the sentence 'Ho comprato un libro e ci sto leggendo', ci means 'it' and the sentence translates to 'I bought a book and I'm reading it'.

Finally, ci can also mean 'us' when used with certain verbs such as piacere (to like) or servire (to need). In the sentence 'Ci piace la pizza', ci means 'us' and the sentence translates to 'We like pizza'. Similarly, in the sentence 'Ci serve aiuto', ci means 'us' and the sentence translates to 'We need help'.

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