How to say SO in italian

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How to say SO in italian?

Lynne asks: “How do I say SO in italian?

The word SO is an extremely versatile word in English and can be used in many different contexts depending on the meaning that you wish to express.

Italian, on the other hand, uses different words for the different meanings of ‘SO’, which is why it can be confusing for an English speaker to know which Italian word to use and when. However, by the end of this lesson (and with practice!), you will be able to confidently use the many different ways of expressing ‘SO’ in Italian in any situation

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SO… THAT – COSÌ… CHE / TALMENTE… CHE

In English, this use of ‘SO’ is expressed in the following way:

[SUBJECT] + [VERB] + SO + [ADJECTIVE/ADVERB] THAT [‘X’ HAPPENS]

The dog was so excited that he wouldn’t stop barking.
Andrew is so nervous that he feels nauseous.
Marco speaks English so well that he sounds like a native speaker.

In Italian, this meaning of ‘SO’ is expressed in the following way:

[SUBJECT] + [VERB] + COSÌ / TALMENTE + [ADJECTIVE/ADVERB] CHE [‘X’ HAPPENS]

SOME EXAMPLES:

Sono talmente stanco che non ho voglia di mangiare
I’m so tired that I don’t want to eat

Maria era così arrabbiata che non ha voluto parlarmi
Maria was so angry that she didn't want to talk to me

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