Learn the Italian Word "Quando"

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The English translations of quando are: when, once, and after.

If you want to be able to ask “when” something is happening in Italian, you’re going to have to get cozy with the word “quando”.

Below are a handful of examples to help you become familiar with how and “when” to use “quando”.


  • Quando parti per l’Italia? - When do you leave for Italy? (informal)
  • Quando torni dall’Italia? - When do you return from Italy? (informal)
  • Quando inizia il film? - When does the movie start?
  • Quando è il compleanno di Giulia? - When is Giulia’s birthday?
  • Chiamami quando torni. - Call me when you return. (informal)
  • Arrivo da te quando ho finito di lavorare/col lavoro. - I’ll come over to your house once I’m done with work. (informal)
  • Ci vediamo stasera quando arrivi. - We’ll see each other tonight after you arrive. (informal)

Common Expressions

  • Di quando in quando - Sometimes
  • Quando vuoi - Whenever you want
  • Quando mai? - Since when?

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