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"Anche tu hai il libro."

February 24, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koolkaren

How do you know when 'anche' means 'also' and when it means 'even'. The context doesn't always make it clear. 'Anche io' means 'me too', but in this sentence it doesn't mean 'You too have the book', it means 'Even you have the book'. Is it just one of those words that isn't always clear, like in English when you ask, "Do you mean funny strange or funny ha ha?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marziotta

It depends on the context, unfortunately. Anyway, the direct translation of "even" is "persino", "perfino", I would translate here "Anche" as "as well" or "too", but "even" could work.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/webMan1

The tip for anche lists "even if" - should even if you have the book count?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koolkaren

Thanks for your help, marziotta!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peteraasch

When should I use anche se and ache?

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