5 different ways to use the Italia word PROPRIO

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1. As an adverb (invariable form)

As ad adverb, proprio, means ‘really’

Quello studente é proprio bravo!

Mi piace proprio il nuovo film di Sorrentino

And sometimes it means ‘just’, often combined with the adverbs of time (adesso, ora ) or a numeral adjective.

Ho finito di cenare proprio adesso
Maria mi ha chiamato proprio due minuti fa

2.As a possessive adjective (changing its ending and becoming proprio, propria, proprie, propri, depending on the noun that it is referring to).

Proprio is used in the third person and is considered just like suo/sua/suoi/sue and loro.

Marco lava la propria macchina

Lucia Accompagna a scuola i propri figli

Its usage is required when the sentence is impersonal, that is to say, that the subject of the sentence is not specified.

Ognuno deve pensare alla propria saluto e al proprio benessere
Bisogna pensare ai propri interessi

3. As an intensifier

When proprio comes together with other possessive adjectives it has an intensifying function and describing one’s ownership of something.

Vivo nella mia propria casa

E’ il suo proprio lavoro

4. As a negative intensifier meaning ‘at all’.

Non mi piace proprio!

Oggi non mi sento proprio bene!

Non voglio proprio vederlo!

5. In many colloquial expressions

Lavorare in proprio (to be self-employed)

Mettersi in proprio (to start one’s own business)

Non proprio (not really)

Proprio così! (exactely)
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About me I am 28 years girl with lots of interests living in Southern Italy. For a living, I help individuals to master Italian. I am a strong believer that learning a language can enhance your life in many different ways, thus, my mission is to help individuals to better their lives by learning Italian My courses are conversation orientated and tackle my favorite topics, e.g. Italian & Sicilian culture, health & lifestyle and personal development. I am specialized in working with intermediate students with a strong desire and motivation to become bilingual in Italian and embrace the Italian culture. Also, I speak some foreign languages which I learned at school and university or living abroad and I love to practice all of them using some other wonderful online teachers.