When enough is used as an adverb, it is most frequently translated by abbastanza: is the house big enough? = è abbastanza grande la casa? / la casa è grande abbastanza? (note that abbastanza usually comes before the adjective, though it may come after as well). When used as a determiner or a pronoun, abbastanza may either precede or follow the noun: we haven't bought enough meat = non abbiamo comprato abbastanza carne there's enough meat for two meals / six people = c'è carne abbastanza per due pasti / sei persone; have you got enough chairs? = avete abbastanza sedie? will there be enough? = ce ne sarà abbastanza? (note that if the sentence does not specify what there is enough of, the pronoun ne, meaning of it / of them, must be added before the verb in Italian).- For more examples and particular usages, see below.
Translation of enough in Italian:
- tall, sweet enoughabbastanza alto, dolcebig enough for usabbastanza grande per noibig enough to hold 50 peopleabbastanza grande per contenere 50 personequite big enoughproprio grande a sufficienza (for per) (to do per fare)just wide enoughproprio largo quanto basta (for per) (to do per fare)to eat enoughmangiare abbastanzashe seems happy enoughsembra piuttosto feliceit's a common enough complaint there was hardly enoughce n'era a malapena abbastanzayou're not trying hard enoughci stai provando senza sforzarti abbastanzais he old enough to vote? curiously enough, I like herper quanto possa sembrare strano, mi piacehe's enough of a fool o he's fool enough to believe itè abbastanza stupido da crederloshe's a nice enough womanè una donna piuttosto carinashe said she would do it and sure enough she diddisse che l'avrebbe fatto e così è stato
- will that be enough (money)?basterà?there's more than enough for everybody is there enough?ce n'è abbastanza?have you had enough to eat?avete mangiato a sufficienza?I've had enough of him, of his rudenessne ho abbastanza di lui, della sua maleducazioneI've had enough of working for one dayho lavorato abbastanza per oggiI've got enough to worry about I think you have said enough once was enough for me!una volta mi è bastata!that's enough (from you)!basta!it's enough to put you offc'è di che essere disgustatienough said!ho capito!enough's enough
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