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Italian - English (British) translations for "porre"

"porre" Italian translation




to place or put

Part of speech



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Meaning: to ask

Posso porre una domanda?

Can I ask a question?

Meaning: to place

Ho deciso di porre il libro sulla mensola.

I decided to place the book on the shelf.

Meaning: to set

Dobbiamo porre delle regole per evitare problemi.

We need to set some rules to avoid problems.

Meaning: to pose

La situazione pone un problema serio.

The situation poses a serious problem.

Meaning: to lay down

Mi piace porre il tappeto sul pavimento.

I like to lay down the carpet on the floor.



  • io pongo
  • tu poni
  • lui/lei pone
  • noi poniamo
  • voi ponete
  • loro pongono


  • io ho posto
  • tu hai posto
  • lui/lei ha posto
  • noi abbiamo posto
  • voi avete posto
  • loro hanno posto


  • io porrò
  • tu porrai
  • lui/lei porrà
  • noi porremo
  • voi porrete
  • loro porranno


  • io avevo posto
  • tu avevi posto
  • lui/lei aveva posto
  • noi avevamo posto
  • voi avevate posto
  • loro avevano posto

Simple Past

  • io posi
  • tu ponesti
  • lui/lei pose
  • noi ponemmo
  • voi poneste
  • loro posero


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A1: Io pongo la domanda.

A1: I ask the question.

A1: Lui pone il libro sul tavolo.

A1: He puts the book on the table.

A2: Noi poniamo una condizione.

A2: We set a condition.

B1: Ho posto una domanda all'insegnante.

B1: I asked the teacher a question.

B1: Stavo ponendo le basi per il mio progetto.

B1: I was laying the groundwork for my project.

B2: Avevamo posto delle regole chiare fin dall'inizio.

B2: We had established clear rules from the beginning.

C1: Avrei posto la mia firma se mi avessero chiesto.

C1: I would have put my signature if they had asked me.

C1: Sto ponendo in discussione le tue affermazioni.

C1: I am questioning your statements.

C2: Dopo aver posto le fondamenta, l'edificio è stato costruito.

C2: After laying the foundations, the building was constructed.

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The Italian verb 'porre' is a transitive verb that means 'to place' or 'to put'. It is commonly used to indicate the action of physically putting something in a specific location.

For example, if you want to say 'I put the book on the table' in Italian, you would use the verb 'porre': 'Io pongo il libro sul tavolo'. In this sentence, 'pongo' is the first person singular present tense form of 'porre', and it is followed by the direct object 'il libro' (the book) and the prepositional phrase 'sul tavolo' (on the table).

In addition to its literal meaning of placing or putting objects, 'porre' can also be used figuratively to express concepts such as posing a question or presenting an issue. For example, 'Mi pongo una domanda' means 'I pose myself a question' or 'I ask myself a question'.

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