"Lui lavora in un negozio."

Translation:He works in a store.

April 2, 2013



Why is "shoppe" appearing as a hint for the word negozio?! Are we in the 16th century now, visiting Ye Olde Shoppe? :D

April 2, 2013


I like the Italian word "negozio". Does anyone know how this word developed?

To me it sounds like "negotiate"... maybe it's the place were you haggle about prices all the time.

October 24, 2013


Yeah, the etymology is cool. It comes from the Latin "negotium" meaning "business". So the Italian word took at face value. English went further to mean the actual process of conducting business ie. negotiation.

Also the Latin "negotium" comes from "nec" (not) + "otium" (leisure).

March 24, 2015

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I love hearing about the etymology of words, whether in Italian or English. I've always found that by breaking it down it enables a deeper level of understanding that would otherwise be missed by simply memorising the translations, so thanks!

September 26, 2015


Spanish has a word "negocio", meaning "business" (the same meaning as in Latin).

July 11, 2018


I wonder why "in negozio" isn't suggested here, similar to "in stazione" or "in piazza". Can it be said like that in Italian?

October 8, 2014


Usual places do not take articles after prepositions "in" or "a".

  • in un negozio = in a (non-specific) store
  • in negozio = in the (usual/only) store
  • nel negozio = in the (specific/mentioned) store
January 13, 2016


I'm wondering about this, too. Does anyone have an answer?

January 2, 2015


Is "He works in a shop" wrong here?

December 16, 2016


Clerks 2

April 18, 2017


can negozio be translated as business?

February 9, 2014


I know what you're thinking. With Portuguese as my first language, I thought the same thing when learning in Italian in school. Alas, that would be «gli affari» (like «os assuntos») or «il commercio»: http://www.wordreference.com/enit/business.

February 20, 2015


Obrigago... Como vês... Portuguese is also my first language ;-)

March 1, 2015


Di niente! :) Também foi a minha primeira língua. ;)

March 1, 2015


The voice keeps pronouncing "un" like "una"

November 25, 2018
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