PROBLEMtranslating ‘time’into Italian_1

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Look here the options for the word time and expression with it.


1. VOLTAoccasion

♦ Una volta/due volte/tre volte  (once/twice, three times)

♦ Questa volta (this time)

♦ La prima volta (the first time)

♦ Un’altra volta (again)

♦ Ancora una volta (once again)

♦ La prossima volta (next time)

♦ Di volta in volta (from time to time)

♦ A volte (at times)

♦ Ogni volta (every time/each time) every time she sings, I’m happy)

♦ Per volta (at a time)

♦ Fare una cosa per volta (to do one thing at a time)

♦ C’era una volta (once upon a time)

♦ Per l’ennesima volta (once more time)


2. MOMENTO ⇒ point in time

♦ In qualunque/qualsiasi momento (any time) –> you can call me any time if you need me

♦ Da un momento all’altro (any time now) –> we’ll be ready to leave any time now.

♦ In un momento successivo ( later time) –> we can discuss it at a later time

♦ Al momento (at the present time) –> at the present time there are many problems

♦ In quel momento (at that time) –> At that time I didn’t understand what she meant

♦ In questo momento (at this time) –> That car model is not available at this time


3. TEMPO length of time

♦ Arrivare in tempo per (right time for)

♦ Aver tempo di fare qualcosa (to have time to do something)

♦ Perdere tempo (to waste time)

♦ (per) Tutto il tempo (for the whole time)

♦ Nel giro di poco tempo (within a short space of time)

♦ Il tempo giusto per  (right time for)

♦ Arrivare in tempo per (to arrive in time to)

♦ In tempo di guerra (in wartime)

♦ Allo stesso tempo (at the same time)

♦ Per molto tempo (for a long time)

♦ Fuori tempo (out of time)

♦ Perdita ti tempo (waste of time)

♦ Quanto tempo! (it’s been a long time)

♦ Tanto tempo fa (tanto tempo fa)


4. ORA – ORARIOTime Unit

(time relating to the hour of the day or to timetables)

Che ore sono? (What time is it?)

♦ Hai l’ora esatta? (Do you have the right time?)

♦ È ora di andare (It’s time to go)

♦ Domani a quest’ora (this time tomorrow)

♦ Era ora! (About time!)

♦ L’ora di punta (the rush hour)

♦ L’ora di pranzo (lunchtime)

♦ L’orario d’uffico, di lavoro, delle lezioni (office, work, school hours)

♦ L’orario di apertura/chiusura (opening/closing times)

♦ In orario (on time, according to the timetable)


Fill the gaps in the following sentences using the correct expression from the list above:

 

1. Carla va in palestra ……………………………. alla settimana.

 

Carla goes to the gym three times a week.

 
 
 

2. Ci vogliono ………………… e pazienza per imparare bene una lingua.

It takes time and patience to learn a language well.

 
 
 

3. Sono arrivati appena ………………… per l’inizio del film.
They arrived just in time for the beginning of the film.

 
 
 

4. Anche lei è di cattivo umore, ……………………
She too is in a bad mood, sometimes.

 
 
 

5. Il presente è ………………….. migliore per cominciare.
The present is the best time to start.

 
 
 

6. Scusami, non posso proprio restare a cena. ………………., magari.
Sorry, I really cannot stay to dinner. Another time, perhaps.

 
 
 

7. ……………………… pochi sapevano leggere e scrivere.


In those days, few people could read and write.

 
 
 

8. Mi avrà chiesto mille ……………… di andare a trovarla.
She must have asked me a thousand times to go and see her.

 
 
 

9. Che ……………… fai? Mi si è fermato l’orologio.
What time do you make it? My watch has stopped.

 
 
 

10. Ha lavorato presso un giornale per qualche ……………….
He worked at a newspaper for some time.

 
 
 






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