How to use GIA’ ANCORA APPENA

In this post, you’ll find how to use Italian adverbs of time GIA’ ANCORA APPENA




Adverbs of TIME

» appena (just/as soon as)

» ancora (still/yet)

» già (already)

Generally, you place most adverbs close to the words they modify: exception to this rule is these adverbs.

ho già finito - non ho ancora finito - ho appena finito How to use GIA' ANCORA APPENA

In this article, you’ll learn more on how to use GIA’ ANCORA APPENA


How to use APPENA

appena How to use GIA' ANCORA APPENA

as soon as / just

is used to indicate that the action of the main clause happens immediately after something else.

💡 AZIONE CONCLUSA POCO TEMPO PRIMA (ACTION ENDED LITTLE TIME BEFORE)

✎ Il treno è appena partito 
⚠️ (l’azione PARTIRE si è conclusa pcohi minuti prima – the action PARTIRE ended a few minutes before)

✎ Ho appena mangiato
Appena is also used with a verb either with or without NON (the meaning is the same).

More Examples:

✎ Telefonami appena hai finito (Ring me as soon as you have finished.)

✎ Appena mi ha visto è uscito (As soon as he saw me, he went out.)

✎ (nonappena lo senti fammi sapere (As soon as you hear from him, let me know.)

✎ Ho appena preso un caffè (I’ve just taken a coffee)

💡 Appena in COMPOUND VERBS

In compound tenses, this adverb can be put between the auxiliary verb and the past participle.

When it means  “as soon as” we use it before the passato prossimo.

the use of FUTURO ANTERIORE:

Ti telefonerò appena sarò arrivato a Tokyo (I’ll ring you as soon as I have arrived in Tokyo.)


How to use ANCORA

ancora How to use GIA' ANCORA APPENA

again / still / yet

💡 AZIONE NON CONCLUSA (ACTION NOT ENDED)

Il direttore non è ancora arrivato (l’azione ARRIVARE non è conclusa – the action TO ARRIVE is non ended)

Non ho ancora mangiato.

  1. un’altra volta, nuovamente (again)
    • suonala ancora (play it again)
  2. esprime continuità nel tempo (still)
    • qui c’è ancora molto da fare, (there is still much to do)
  3. nelle frasi negative l’evento non è avvenuto, ma dovrebbe avvenire (yet)
    • non sono ancora arrivato (I have not arrived yet)

ANCORA in  FRASE POSITIVA – > Still

Non mi ha ancora chiamato (She still hasn’t called me)

ANCORA in FRASE NEGATIVA ->  Yet

Non mi ha ancora chiamato (She hasn’t called me yet)

💡 Ancora in COMPOUND VERBS

In compound tenses, this adverb can be put between the auxiliary verb and the past participle.


How to use GIA’

già How to use GIA' ANCORA APPENA

already / yet

💡 AZIONE CONCLUSA (ACTION ENDED)

✎ Nicola è già arrivato (l’azione di ARRIVARE è conclusa – the action TO ARRIVE is ended)

✎ Ho già mangiato. (I have already eaten)

✎ Ho già letto quel libro (I have already read that book)

⚠️ GIA‘ in FRASE POSITIVA: already

✎ Mi hanno già pagato (They have already paid me)

⚠️ GIA‘ in FRASE NEGATIVA/INTERROGATIVA: Yet

✎ Sono già arrivati? (Have they arrived yet?)

💡 Già in COMPOUND VERBS

In compound tenses, this adverb can be put between the auxiliary verb and the past participle.





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