Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms and Antonyms

Postby Roby » Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:28 pm

The list was taken from "Master The Basics Italian" ...Marcel
Danesi, PhD.)

Synonyms are words that have the same meaning. They allow you
to say the same thing in a different way, thus it increases
your communicative skills. Noting, however, that no two words
have the exact meaning.

Here is a list of synonyms.

Meaning Synonyms

to ask chiedere, domandare
crazy pazzo, matto
dress/suit abito, vestito
face faccia,viso
gladly volentieri, con piacere
much,many, a lot molto, tanto
near vicino, presso
nothing niente, nulla
now ora,adesso
only solo, solamente, soltanto
please per piacere, per favore
quick(ly) veloce(mente), svelto
the same lo stesso, uguale
slowly lentamente, piano
street/road strada, via
therefore quindi, dunque, perci`o
truly/really veramente, davvero
to understand capire, comprendere
unfortunately purtroppo, sfortunatamente


(The list was taken from "Master The Basics Italian"...Marcel
Danesi,PhD.)

Antonyms are words that have an opposite meaning.

Here is list of antonyms.

alba/sunrise tramonto/sunset
alto/tall basso/short
aperto/open chiuso/closed
atterriaggio/take-off(airplane) decollo/landing
bello/beautiful brutto/ugly
bene/well male/bad
bianco/white nero/black
buono/good cattivo/bad
chiaro/light scuro/dark
dentro/inside fuori/outside
entrata/entrance uscita/exit
facile/easy difficile/difficult
magro/thin grasso/fat
presto/early tardi/late
pulito/clean sporco/dirty
piccolo/small grande/big
primo/first ultimo/last
ricco/rich povero/poor
simpatico/nice,pleasant antipatico/unpleasant, disagreeable
spesso/often mai/never
tanto, molto/much poco/little
trovare/to find perdere/to lose
tutto/everything niente,nulla/nothing
vecchio/old giovane/young
vendere/to sell comprare/to buy
venire/to come andare/to go
vicino/near(by) lontanto/far
vuoto/empty pieno/full


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