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Say Stasera and Domattina in italian

How to say TOMORROW or TONIGHT in Italian

Marie from the UK asks if there are other similar expressions to “STASERA” (tonight) and “DOMATTINA” (tomorrow morning)

STASERA means “tonight” or “this evening“, and we’ll use this word whenever we need to talk about these times of the day.

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There is a substantial cultural difference between Italian and English speaking countries.
What you’d refer to as “tonight” will in most cases be rendered in Italian with STASERA and almost never with STANOTTE (which literally means “Tonight“).

CI VEDIAMO STASERA ALLE 7.
I’ll see you tonight at 7.

In Italian STASERA is good for anything that takes place before midnight.

▷  SOME EXAMPLES

CI VEDIAMO STASERA!
I’ll see you tonight / We’ll see each other tonight!

CHE FAI STASERA?
What are you doing tonight?

STASERA PIOVE…
Tonight it’s raining / Tonight it’s going to rain.

STASERA ALLE 10 ANDIAMO AL CINEMA
Tonight at 10 we’re going to the movies.

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DOMATTINA means “tomorrow morning“, and we’ll use this word whenever we need to talk about this time of the day.

 

▷  SOME EXAMPLES

DOMATTINA VADO AL MARE. VIENI ANCHE TU?
Tomorrow morning I’m going to the beach. Wanna come?
(Are you coming too?)

MARCO PARTE DOMATTINA
Marco is leaving tomorrow.

DOMATTINA NON CI SONO
I’m not there/here tomorrow morning.

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And what about DOPODOMANI? Dopodomani means “the day after tomorrow”, and we’ll use this word whenever we need to talk about this time of the week.

 

▷  SOME EXAMPLES

LA CENA È DOPODOMANI
Dinner is the day after tomorrow.

DOPODOMANI C’È IL SOLE
The day after tomorrow is going to be sunny.

SAM ARRIVA DOPODOMANI
Sam gets here the day after tomorrow.

And now some Cool Expressions!

GROUP 1GROUP 2
GIORNI DELLA SETTIMANA (days of the week)MATTINA (morning)
DOMANI (tomorrow)POMERIGGIO (afternoon)
DOPODOMANI (the day after tomorrow)SERA (evening)
IERI (yesterday)
L’ALTROIERI (the day before yesterday)

▷  SOME EXAMPLES

MARTEDÌ SERA
Tuesday evening/night

GIOVEDÌ MATTINA
Thursday morning

DOMANI POMERIGGIO
Tomorrow afternoon

DOPODOMANI SERA
The day after tomorrow in the evening

IERI POMERIGGIO
Yesterday afternoon

L’ALTROIERI MATTINA
The day before yesterday in the morning

As pointed out earlier, we rarely use the word NOTTE to refer to the night, unless that is exactly what we mean (after midnight kind of night!):

SIAMO PARTITI IERI NOTTE ALLE 3 
We left last night at 3am

IERI NOTTE MI HANNO RUBATO A CASA 
My place got robbed last night (as in, in the middle of the night)

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