Learn Italian Conjunctions

By OptiLingo • 1 minute read

How Learning Italian Conjunctions Can Create More Complex Sentences


When you start out learning a foreign language, you should stick to simpler sentences. However, when you start feeling more and more comfortable with your Italian language learning, you’ll want to start combining related sentences into one. This is done through conjunctions. When that time comes here is a list of some of the most common conjunctions.

because perché
so così
and e
but/yet ma
or o
nor néb
when quando
while mentre
if se
although benché

The following are a few examples of conjunctions in use.

Do you have a cat or a dog? Hai un gatto o un cane?
I think that rap is interesting but tiring music. Penso che che il rap sia musica interessante ma faticosa.
Eva does skate-boarding and listens to music. Eva va sullo skateboard e ascolta la musica.

Unlike English, Italian grammar demands that even if the conjunction “that” is often understood, it is required to use it.

I think he will come. Credo che verrà.


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