How to say “AS SOON AS POSSIBLE” in Italian [Ep. 02 – Part 1]

By Manu Venditti | All Levels

Jun 02

Genevieve from Perth, Australia, asks:
How do I say "AS SOON AS POSSIBLE" in Italian? 


As in "reply as soon as possible" OR "the boss wants the report a.s.a.p."

There's a couple of pretty straightforward ways to say that:

Ways to say "as soon as possible" in Italian:

  • AL PIÙ PRESTO
  • IL PRIMA POSSIBILE

The literal translation "il più presto possible" is not used.

To say "As soon as possible" in Italian say "al più presto" or "il prima possibile"

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Some examples

RISPONDI AL PIÙ PRESTO
Reply as soon as possible

FAMMI SAPERE IL PRIMA POSSIBILE
Let me know as soon as possible

IL CAPO VUOLE LA RELAZIONE IL PRIMA POSSIBILE
The boss wants the repost a.s.a.p.

How about "AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE"? 

There's a few ways to render the idea of "as much as possible" in Italian:

Ways to say "as much as possible" in Italian:

  • IL PIÙ POSSIBILE
  • PER QUANTO POSSIBILE
  • QUANTO PIÙ POSSIBILE
  • NEI LIMITI DEL POSSIBILE

You will most likely be using il più possibile most of the time, as it is the most colloquial and common expression. 

To say "As much as possible" in Italian say "il più possibile" or "per quanto possibile"

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QUANDO VADO A UN BUFFET MANGIO IL PIÙ POSSIBILE
When I go to a buffet (all you can eat restaurant) I eat as much as possible

EVITIAMO, PER QUANTO POSSIBILE, DI DIRE BUGIE
Let’s avoid, as much as possible, to tell lies

È IMPORTANTE USARE, NEI LIMITI DEL POSSIBILE, INFORMAZIONI ACCURATE
It’s important to use, as much as possible, accurate information

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How to say "THAN" when comparing things in Italian

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