How to use ANCHE in Italian

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 with the help of many audio recordings and example sentences. Read on to learn everything you need to know!

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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”.

Anche
Too, also, as well

Its pronunciation is close to un-keh. If you have trouble pronouncing Italian sounds, check out the Italian pronunciation guide.

Now, let’s see some example sentences with anche in Italian, before we take a look at how to use this word.

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L’amore è cieco. Anche l’odio lo è.
Love is blind. Hate is blind too.

Paolo è un cameriere e anche un attore.
Paolo is a waiter and also an actor.

Studia inglese, ma anche tedesco.
He’s studying English, but he’s also studying German.

Sai parlare anche il giapponese?
Can you also speak Japanese?

Gli piace non solo la musica ma anche lo sport.
He likes not only music but also sport.

Anche a me piace questo colore.
I like this color, too.

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Now let’s see how to use anche in Italian.


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 compressed into one!

However, unlike the English adverb “too”, anche is never used at the end of a sentence. You’ll find it just before the action or the person to whom it is related.

Federico non è solo gentile, ma anche onesto.
Federico is not only kind but also honest.

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.

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Another popular synonym for anche is pure, but it’s less commonly used.

Questa regola vale pure per te.
This rule also applies to you.

And that’s the end of our lesson on how to use anche in Italian!


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