How do you use the word anche in Italian? What does it mean? How do you pronounce it?
In this lesson, we will look at how to use this word along with many audio recordings and example sentences. Read on to learn everything you need to know!
Anche in Italian
What is anche?
Anche is an adverb (it modifies a verb) that can be translated into English as “too”, “also” or “as well”.
Too, also, as well
Its pronunciation is close to un-keh. If you have trouble pronouncing Italian sounds, refer to the Italian pronunciation guide.
Now, let’s see a couple of example sentences with anche in Italian, before taking a look at how to use this word.
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L’amore è cieco. Anche l’odio lo è.
Love is blind. Hatred is also blind.
Paolo è un cameriere e anche un attore.
Paolo is a waiter and also an actor.
Studia inglese, ma anche tedesco.
He studies English, but he’s also studying German.
Sai parlare anche il giapponese?
Can you speak Japanese, too?
Gli piace non solo la musica ma anche lo sport.
He likes not only music but sports as well.
Anche a me piace questo colore.
I like this color, too.
Now let’s see what the use of anche in Italian is.
Use of anche in Italian
We’ve said that anche in Italian is an adverb that is used to translate the English adverbs “too”, “also” or “as well”. Three adverbs that are condensed into one!
Differently from English “too”, however, anche is never used at the end of a sentence. You’ll find it just before the action or the person it’s tied to.
Federico non è solo gentile, ma anche onesto.
Federico is not just kind, but honest too.
Anche tu vai a letto tardi la sera?
Do you also go to bed late at night?
Anche Jim verrà alla festa.
Jim’s coming to the party, too.
Another popular synonym for anche is pure, but it’s less commonly used.
Questa regola vale pure per te.
This rule applies to you as well.
And that’s it, now you know how to use anche in Italian!
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