If is almost always translated by se, except in the case of a very few usages which are shown below. Please note that both if and whether are translated by se in Italian.
Translation of if in Italian:
- 1 (in the event that, supposing that) I'll help you if you pay me I'm not coming if you invite hernon vengo se inviti leiif he dies o if he should die, it will have been your faultse dovesse morire sarà colpa tuaif she is to be believedstando a quanto diceif possiblese possibiletomorrow, if convenient if asked, I would say that …se me lo chiedessero direi che …I'll come with you if you likevengo con te se vuoihe answers in monosyllables, if he answers at allquando risponde, risponde a monosillabiit was a milestone in our history, if you likeè stata, se vogliamo, una pietra miliare nella nostra storiaif I were you, I…al posto tuo, io…if it were to snowse nevicasseif it were not for the baby, we could go campingse non fosse per il bambino potremmo andare in campeggioif sose è così, se le cose stanno cosìif notse notomorrow, if not sooner if I'm not mistaken
- 4 (that)I'm sorry if she doesn't like it but…mi dispiace che non le vada a genio ma…do you mind if I smoke?vi dà fastidio se fumo?I don't care if he is married!non mi importa se è sposato!
- 5 (although, accepting that)anche sewe'll go even if it's dangerous (even) if they are old, at least they are not aloneanche se sono vecchi, almeno non sono soliit's a good shop, if a little expensiveè un buon negozio, benché un po' caroa pleasant, if rather small, apartmentun grazioso appartamento, anche se piuttosto piccoloit was interesting, if nothing elsese non altro era interessante
- 6 (as polite formula)if you would sign here please, follow me pleasese cortesemente vuole firmare qui, seguirmi
- 7 (expressing surprise, dismay etc.)if it isn't our old friend Mr Spencer! well, if she didn't try and hit him!ha cercato di colpirlo, eccome!
- 8also: what ife sewhat if he died?e se morisse?what if I say no?e se dicessi di no?(so) what if he ( o I etc.) did?
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