When almost is used to mean practically, it is translated by quasi: we're almost ready = siamo quasi pronti; it's almost dark = è quasi buio; the room was almost empty = la sala era quasi vuota. - When almost is used with a verb in the past tense to describe something undesirable or unpleasant that nearly happened, it is translated by using either per poco (non) + a verb in the past tense or c'è mancato poco che followed by a subjunctive form: I almost forgot = per poco non me ne dimenticavo; he almost fell = c'è mancato poco che cadesse.
- 1 (practically) almost everybodyquasi tuttialmost any trainquasi tutti i treniwe're almost thereci siamo quasishe has almost finished the letterha quasi finito la lettera
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