Basta cosi

sebongela

sebongela

A query

In what context is “Basta Cosi” used.

Is it used if someone is putting food on your plate for you as in “that is enough”

Can it be used if you are telling someone off. As stop that tantrum. 

 

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi sebongela, 

That's correct!
You could say "basta così" in different contexts, perhaps adding other terms too depending on the situation. For instance:
  • someone is putting more food on your plate: "basta così, grazie."
  • someone is making you angry and you want them to stop: "basta!" or "basta così!"
  • you are carrying out a task and you are tired and wish to stop: "basta."

As you can see, it can definitely adapts to multiple situations :)

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