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Molto v Tanto

Quando dovrei uso la parola "molto"/"molti", e quando dovrei uso "tanto"/"tanti"? Grazie!

When should I use the word "molto"/"molti" (much/very), and when should I use "tanto"/"tanti" (a lot/so much/much)? Thanks!

June 26, 2016

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They're pretty much interchangeable when talking about quantity (ci sono tanti studenti/ci sono molti studenti), but when describing something "molto" is usually preferable.

Quel ragazzo è molto intelligente = That boy is very intelligent.
Quel ragazzo è tanto intelligente = That boy is so intelligent.

That dog is very old, and here there are a lot of cats = Quel cane è molto vecchio, e qui ci sono tanti gatti ("molto" is preferable, because "tanto vecchio" would mean "so old", but "tanti gatti" e "molti gatti" are interchangeable!)

June 26, 2016

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Ah, that makes sense. Thank you!

June 26, 2016

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Pure, se chinque volete corregere mio italiano, fare:)

June 26, 2016

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First sentence: " dovrei usare"
Second sentence: you can write " se volete correggere il mio italiano fate pure" or "se qualcuno vuole correggere il mio italiano,faccia pure" :-)

June 26, 2016

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Thank you!! Should it always be an infinitive after any form of dovere? Grammar's not my strong point...

June 26, 2016

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When you think about it, it's not that different from English. Think of it like this: in English you say "he should use", not "he should uses". In Italian it's the same :)

June 26, 2016

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Exactly! What should you do?To use the word "molto" or "tanti". So,in Italian the phrase becomes " dovrei (do what?) usare la parola molto o tanti"

June 26, 2016
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