FinnishEdit

NounEdit

appena

  1. Essive singular form of appi.

AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ad paene (almost). Unrelated to pena (pain, punishment).

Compare Catalan a penes, Esperanto apenaŭ, French à peine, Ido apene, Portuguese apenas, and Spanish apenas.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /apˈpe.na/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ena
  • Hyphenation: ap‧pé‧na

AdverbEdit

appena

  1. barely, hardly
  2. just, recently, newly
  3. as soon as
    Vi risponderemo (non) appena possibile.
    We will reply to you as soon as possible.

Usage notesEdit

In the meaning 3, note that non appena has the same meaning as appena.

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • appena in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana