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Pronunciation: / dʒoˈvare /

Translation of giovare in English:

verbo intransitivo (aus. essere, avere)

  • 1 (essere utile) (alimento, riposo)
    to be good
    a for
    le gioverebbe fare
    it would pay her to do
    i tuoi tentativi non sono giovati a nulla
    your attempts were of no use
  • 2 (beneficiare) See examples:a chi giova?
    who benefits?
    giovare agli affari
    to be good for business

verbo impersonale

  • giova sapere che…
    it is useful to know that…
    a che giova?
    what good does it do?

also: giovarsi verbo pronominale

  • -rsi di qualcosa
    to benefit from o by something, to take advantage of something

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