The Italian words “basta”, “abbastanza”, and “mi basta” look very similar… But they have different meanings and uses depending on what we want to say. Learn more in this lesson!

Two Main Takeaways

  • The meaning of the word “basta” is mostly determined by the tone we use.
  • The word “abbastanza” means “enough”, and “quite” in English. The verb “mi basta” means “that’s enough for me”.

Three Action Steps

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Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #92: Alla Fine, Finalmente, Infine in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #81: Five Italian Tongue Twisters.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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