The words “bene” and “buono” are often confused by Italian learners. “Bene” is an adverb and it never changes based on gender and number. “Buono” is an adjective that changes based on gender and number.

Two Main Takeaways

  • The word “bene” means “well” in English. It describes and modifies verbs, and it’s used with actions.
  • The word “buono” means “good” in English. It describes and modifies nouns, and it’s used with people and things.

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Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #15: How to Use Eight Question Words.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #61: Three Main Uses of the Word “Ecco”.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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