Italian word of the week: Allora

So far you have learned two Italian words from me – schifo and dimentico.

This weeks word is allora.

Why is it my word of the week? Well in Italy you will hear it used a lot. Like a lot! When I was at the Comenius meeting we were asked what message would we put in a bottle from Italy. One assistant said ‘what does allora mean?’ It takes awhile to get your head around the word because it is used so much during conversations here and its never in the same context. To understand have a look here on word reference.

As you can see in English it can be translated by many words but at the same time it doesn’t mean anything. It can just be used as a throw away word or a filler while the person thinks what to say.

But what does allora mean? It means: so, then, therefore, in that case, in that moment and the list goes on.

Here are some examples of when it is used in conversation.
Allora ci vediamo dopo – so I will see you soon

E allora – so what

ok, allora ti aspetto – ok, then, I will be waiting for you

Allora thats the end of my explanation of allora. I hope it can help you in understanding its use.

Allora ci vediamo

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