FinnishEdit

NounEdit

appena

  1. Essive singular form of appi.

AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *ad poenam. By surface analysis, a +‎ pena (pain, trouble). Compare French à peine, etc.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdverbEdit

appena

  1. barely, hardly
    Ti si sente appena con tutto questo baccano.
    I can barely hear you with all this noise.
  2. just, recently, newly
    È appena arrivata, dalle un po' di tempo per riposarsi.
    She has just arrived, give her some time to rest.
  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