CI VUOLE and CI VOGLIONO: how to say IT TAKES in Italian

CI VUOLE and CI VOGLIONO: how to say IT TAKES in Italian

Ci vuole and ci vogliono are two common Italian phrases that we use to say the English phrase it takes.

Unlike English, Italian has two ways to say it takes¬†and, yes, they are used in two different ways. ūüôā

 

We can, for instance, say:

 

ci vuole

 

and

 

ci vogliono.

 

To give you a few examples, we can say something like:

 

ci vuole un’ora

it takes one hour

 

and

 

ci vogliono due minuti

it takes two minutes

 

But why do we use them in two different ways? Why is there such a difference?

 

This video lesson will show you why. Watch it to find out how to use ci vuole and ci vogliono the right way and finally be able to say it takes in Italian.

 

CI VUOLE and CI VOGLIONO: how to say IT TAKES in Italian

 

 

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Gloria Spagnoli
Gloria Spagnoli
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