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26 March 2017
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  • Le chiacchiere sono buone = the chiacchiere are good
  • Ho mangiato bene = I have eaten well

Grammar rules

What is the difference then? The answer is simple if we look at the grammar:

  • 1 Comfort 3 Kids Fall 1In Shoes Wedge Boat Big 4In Casual White Summer EU36 Heel UK3 Cowhide Comfort Women'S US4 ‘buono’ is an adjective (aggettivo) which says something about a noun;
  • ‘bene’ is an adverb (avverbio) which says something about a verb. Both ‘avverbio’ and ‘adverb’ come from the Latin ‘adverbium’ which literally means ‘in relation to the verb’.

So, ‘buono’ is always used with a noun and ‘bene’ with a verb.


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 Oggi Carla ha lavorato bene.  (Today Carla has worked well)
 La maestra è molto buona.  (The teacher is very good)
 La maestra tratta bene i bambini.  (The teacher treats the children well)
 Gianni è un musicista buono.  (Gianni is a good musician)
 Gianni suona bene.  (Gianni plays well)


E ora tocca a voi! (And now it’s your turn!) 

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I ragazzi studiano ……………………   (The boys are studying ............)
 Carlo è uno studente …………………   (Carlo is a …………….. student)
 Mia madre è una …………….. cuoca.   (My mother is a ………….. cook)
 Mia madre cucina …………………….   (My mother cooks ………………)


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