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British English: /ðɛː/
, /ðə/
American English: /ðɛr/
There is generally translated by after prepositions ( up to there = fino a là) and when emphasizing the location of an object/point etc. visible to the speaker: put them there = metteteli là. - Remember that ecco is used in Italian to draw attention to a visible place/object/person ( there's our village! = ecco il nostro villaggio! there's my watch! = ecco il mio orologio! there comes Mary! = ecco che arriva Mary!), whereas c'è / ci sono is used for generalizations: there's a village nearby = c'è vicino un villaggio. - There when unstressed with verbs such as go and be is translated by ci ( we went there last year = ci siamo andati l'anno scorso; we'll be there in a few minutes = ci arriveremo tra pochi minuti), but not where emphasis is made: it was there that we went last year = è là che siamo andati l'anno scorso. - For examples of the above and further uses of there, see the entry below.


  • (as impersonal subject)there is, are
    c'è, ci sono
    there are many reasons
    ci sono molte ragioni
    there is some left once upon a time there was there'll be a singsong later
    più tardi si canterà insieme
    there's no denying that …
    non si può negare che …
    there seems o appears to be
    sembra esserci o che ci sia
    suddenly there appeared a fairy [literary]
    all'improvviso apparve una fata
    there arose cries from the audience [literary]
    dal pubblico si levarono delle grida


  • 1 (that place or point) far from, near there
    lontano (da lì), lì vicino
    two kilometres from there
    a due chilometri (da lì)
    up to there, down to there put it in there
    mettilo là (dentro)
    in there please (ushering somebody)
    di là, prego
    we left there on Thursday
    partimmo (di là) giovedì
  • 3 (to draw attention)
    (to person, activity etc.) ecco (là)
    (to place) là, lì
    what have you got there? there they go
    ecco che se ne vanno
    there goes the coach
    ecco il pullman che se ne va
    there you go again [figurative] there you are
    (seeing somebody arrive) eccoti
    (giving object) ecco a te
    there is a hammer, are some nails
    ecco un martello, dei chiodi
    there's a bus coming
    ecco (che arriva) l'autobus
    listen, there's my sister calling that paragraph, sales assistant there
    quel paragrafo lì, quel commesso (lì)
    my colleague there will show you
    il mio collega le mostrerà
    which one? this one or that one there?
    quale? questo qui o quello là?
    what does it say there?
    cosa dice lì?
    there's why!
    ecco il perché! ora si spiega tutto!
  • 4 (indicating arrival)will she be there now?
    ci sarà adesso?
    when do they get there?
    quando arrivano là?
    there I was at last
    finalmente ci arrivai o arrivai là
    the train won't be there yet
    il treno non sarà ancora arrivato
    we get off there
    scendiamo là
  • 5 (indicating juncture)there we must finish
    ci dobbiamo fermare lì
    I'd like to interrupt you there
    mi permetto di interromperla
    there was our chance
    era la nostra occasione
    I think you're wrong there
    penso che ti stia sbagliando su quello
    so there we were in the same cell
    e così siamo finiti nella stessa cella
  • 6 [informal] (emphatic)that there contraption hello there!
    hey you there!
    ehi tu!
  • 7
    also: there and then
    lì per lì, subito, sul momento



so there!


I did it first, so there!

tanto l'ho fatto prima io!
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