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"Lavorate di più!"

Translation:Work more!

January 9, 2015



What does the "di" mean here? Couldn't i simply say "lavorate più"?

January 9, 2015


"Di" is strictly related to "più" in this case, because it means that he wants his workers to work harder.
If you want to put a comparative, you take out "di" and put the comparison element:

  • "Lavorate più di ieri" ( You work more than yesterday ) , "Lavorate più di loro" ( You work more than them )
January 9, 2015


So "lavorate più" would simply be wrong, then? I've seen some sentences with più but without di, how do I know whether I need di or not? Thanks so far!

January 10, 2015


Yes, in this case it is simply wrong.

Anyway, I have to correct my self: I wrote that with the comparative you take out "di"; actually it remains, but changes position:

  • "Lavorate di più!" = "Work more/harder!" ( Imperative )

  • "Lavorate più di loro" = "You work more then them" ( Comparative )

  • "Lavorate meno di noi" = "You work less the us" ( Comparative )

January 10, 2015


This is a sentence I heard when I was a kid...

March 7, 2017


Why is it wrong to say "You work more"

December 30, 2015


Word for word this is OK, but you have to take the context into account. This lesson is on the imperative tense, and the exclamation mark indicates an imperative. Work more!

December 30, 2015


Ciao a tutti, would anybody know the rule to use "di più" after a verb. I have seen both cases, in some "di" is not used and in some is used like in the above sentence "Lavorate di più"? It is not clear to me how to establish the rule for when to use "di" and when not to use it. Grazie!

June 5, 2015


This could be translated as: Do more work!

August 11, 2017


Fate più lavoro! Duo, being a machine, thinks that if you change a verb into a noun or an adverbial phrase into an adjective, it means you have learned nothing, rather than you are trying to improve the English. :-(

August 11, 2017


imperativo presente (lavoràre)

lavóra (non lavoràre) tu

lavóri egli

lavoriàmo noi

lavoràte voi

lavórino essi

July 18, 2019
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