buonasera

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See also: buona sera

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare French bonsoir, Romanian bună seara.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbwɔ.naˈse.ra/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -era
  • Hyphenation: buo‧na‧sé‧ra

Interjection[edit]

buonasera

  1. good evening
  2. (regional) good afternoon

Usage notes[edit]

The division between pomeriggio and sera varies regionally; in much of Italy the division occurs approximately around 5pm. But in the far south sera can also mean “afternoon” as as well as “evening”.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Maiden; Cecilia Robustelli (2007) A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian (Routledge Reference Grammars), Kindle edition, Taylor and Francis