How to say AGAIN in Italian

How do you say again in Italian? How do you pronounce it? Are there different ways to translate it?

In this lesson, we will look at how to say this word with the help of many audio recordings and example sentences. Read on to learn everything you need to know!

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Again in Italian


Ancora is how you translate again in Italian when you mean “another time”. It is an adverb, so it modifies a verb.


For example, you could say…

Ripeti ancora quella parola, per favore.
Repeat that word again, please.

Voglio incontrarti ancora prima che tu parta.
I want to meet you again before you leave.

Voglio vedere ancora quel film.
I want to watch that movie again.

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If you have trouble pronouncing Italian sounds, check out the Italian pronunciation guide.

Now let’s take a look at how to say again in Italian in other contexts.

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Di nuovo

You can also translate again as di nuovo, which literally means “of new”. It’s interchangeable with ancora.

Ho di nuovo perso le chiavi di casa.
I lost my house keys again.

Il mio cane è scappato! – Di nuovo?
My dog ran away! – Again?

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Un’altra volta

Un’altra volta is another common translation of again in Italian. It means “one more time” or “another time”. It’s interchangeable with both ancora and di nuovo.

Questo gioco è molto divertente. Facciamolo un’altra volta!
This game is a lot of fun. Let’s do it one more time!

Ho perso un’altra volta. Che sfortuna!
I lost another time. Bad luck!

Verbs with ri-

With common verbs, again is often translated with the prefix re-, which means “again”. For example:

To read again

To write again

To try again

Only practice will help you learn these verbs, but you can also use one of the above translations. For example:

Riprova! Prova ancora! Prova di nuovo! Prova un’altra volta!
Try again! (x3)

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