Come usare "proprio"

How to use "proprio"
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Proprio is one is those words that you'll hear again and again in Italian conversations.



PROPRIO can indicate:

  • 'truly, really, exactly...', e.g.
- proprio così: exactly!, just like that!
- proprio adesso: right now
- proprio allora: just then
- proprio come: just like, just as
- sei proprio simpatico: you're really nice
- non lo so proprio: I really don't know
- non mi piace proprio: I don't like it at all


  • an impersonal third person, e.g.
- la propria vita: one's life
- i propri amici: one's friends
- a proprio rischio: at one's own risk


  • 'own', e.g.
- produzione propria: own production
- lavoro in proprio: I work on my own


  • 'characteristic' or 'typical', e.g.
- il clima umido è proprio di questa regione: a wet climate is typical of this region



  • colloquial expressions, e.g.
- essere / sentirsi a proprio agio: to be / feel at ease
- amor proprio: self-esteem

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