When expressing probability in Italian, should you use “forse” or “magari”? What’s the difference and are there other ways to say whether something is probable in Italian? Learn more in this lesson!

Two Main Takeaways

  • The main difference between “forse” and “magari” is that the first word doesn’t imply any emotional involvement, while the second one implies that we are hopeful that something will happen.
  • The future indicative is also used in Italian to express probability.

Three Action Steps

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Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #21: How to Build Sentences in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #13: Six Difficult Italian Words and How to Use Them.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Irregular Past Participles Learning Map, a guide summarizing the most common irregular past participles in Italian.

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