Time

Chuck-E

Chuck-E

What is proper usage of the words "Tempo" and "volta" to express time?
Nancy--1

Nancy--1

Tempo
John-S4

John-S4

Tempo = length of time. example - per lungo tempo - for a long time Volta = point in time. example - e 'la prima volta - it is the first time
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao Chuck, the English word "time" in Italian can be translated in many different ways. Here below I specified the most common only: -"tempo" as Example: "per un periodo di tempo" means "for a period of time" Example: "per molto tempo" means "for a long time" -"ora" as Example: "Che ora è?" or "Che ore sono?" are the translation of "what time is it?" Example: "È ora di andare a casa" means "It's time to go home" -"volta" as Example: "quest'anno sono andata al mare una volta sola" means "this year I've been to the beach one time only (or just once)" Example: "la prossima volta paghi tu!" means "next time you pay!" I hope this helps. Ciao

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