How to say AGAIN in Italian

Again in Italian

Ancora

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

OriginFrom the Latin expression hinc ad hōram, “from there until this hour”
Pronunciation/ˈaŋkɔːra/

Ancora
Again


Again in Italian: Examples

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.

people watching a movie at the cinema

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?

running dog

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:

Rileggere
To read again

Riscrivere
To write again

Riprovare
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)

girl who failed an exam

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