How exactly do you say it’s my turn in Italian? What is more appropriate to say depending on the relationship between you and the other person?
In this lesson, we will take a look at the different ways you can translate this sentence into Italian. Read on to learn them all!
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How do you say it’s my turn in Italian?
Most common translation: Tocca a me!
Tocca a me is how you most commonly translate it’s my turn in informal contexts.
Tocca a me!
It’s my turn!
This common sentence in Italian is made up of three elements.
Present tense, lit. “it touches”
Indirect object pronoun “me”
Hai giocato abbastanza. Ora tocca a me!
You’ve played enough. Now it’s my turn!
Let’s see some other ways to say it’s my turn in Italian in the next section.
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More formal: Spetta a me!
Spetta a me is a slightly more formal translation of it’s my turn in Italian. It features the verb spettare, which means “to be entitled to”.
Spetta a me!
It’s my turn!
Spetta a me is more formal than tocca a me, but it also has a different meaning: spetta a me has a tinge of responsability, “it’s up to me”, as in the example below:
Ieri sera hai lavato tu i piatti. Ora spetta a me.
Last night you did the dishes. Now it’s my turn.
Or, with the “you” pronoun…
Spetta a te portare fuori il cane stasera!
It’s up to you to take the dog out tonight!
Tocca a me… or mi tocca?
Mi tocca has nothing to do with it’s my turn in Italian. Mi tocca translates as “it’s up to me”, or “I have to”. It has a tinge of laziness: you don’t want to do this thing, but you have to.
Oggi mi tocca lavare le lenzuola.
I have to wash my sheets today.
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