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"qui" Italian translation




Qui is an Italian adverb that means 'here' or 'in this place'. It is used to indicate a location that is close to the speaker or the listener.

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Meaning: here

Vieni qui!

Come here!

Meaning: now

Devo finire questo lavoro qui.

I have to finish this work now.

Meaning: in this place

Qui c'è un bel ristorante.

There is a nice restaurant in this place.

Meaning: at this point

Qui non posso fare altro che aspettare.

At this point, I can do nothing but wait.


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A1: Qui c'è un bel parco.

Here is a nice park.

A1: Vieni qui con me.

Come here with me.

A1: Lavoro qui da tre anni.

I work here for three years.

B1: Qui si mangia bene, ma il servizio è lento.

Here you eat well, but the service is slow. (present simple)

B1: Siamo stati qui molte volte l'estate scorsa.

We were here many times last summer. (past simple)

B1: Non so se sarò qui domani, dipende dal lavoro.

I don't know if I'll be here tomorrow, it depends on work. (future simple)

C1: Qui si respira un'atmosfera particolare, che non si trova altrove.

Here you breathe a particular atmosphere that you can't find elsewhere. (present simple)

C1: Da quando sono qui ho imparato molto sulla cultura locale.

Since I'm here, I've learned a lot about local culture. (present perfect)

C1: Se fossi rimasto qui, avrei potuto fare carriera in questa azienda.

If I had stayed here, I could have advanced my career in this company. (second conditional)

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In Italian, qui is a very common adverb that is often used in everyday conversations. It can be used to indicate a physical location, such as 'I am here' (io sono qui) or 'come here' (viene qui).

Qui can also be used to refer to a specific point in time, such as 'at this moment' (in questo momento) or 'right now' (adesso). In this context, it is often used with the present tense of verbs.

Finally, qui can be used to express emphasis or contrast, such as 'here, we do things differently' (qui si fa diversamente) or 'not here, but there' (non qui, ma là). In these cases, it is often accompanied by other adverbs or pronouns for clarity.

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