What is the meaning of the Italian word “cioè”? This word is quite versatile and can be used for different purposes. In this lesson, we cover the four main uses of the word “cioè” in Italian.

Two Main Takeaways

  • The main meaning of the Italian word “cioè” is “that is”.
  • The word “cioè” is used to give further information, to clarify a statement, to correct something that was just said, and as a filler word.

Three Action Steps

  • Listen to the Italian lesson with the player above, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify.
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  • Take the instant-score quiz below to test your understanding of the lesson.

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #65: Twenty Ways to Greet in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #58: How to Use “Ora”, “Tempo”, and “Volta”.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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