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alle porte



Definitions

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alle porte
     1. adj. near, round the corner, close
Italian > Italian
alle porte
     1. agg. vicino
     2. agg. prossimo
     3. agg. imminente
Analysis
alle
     1. contraction. contraction of a le; to the, at the
     a
          1. prep. in
          2. prep. at
          3. prep. to
          4. prep. Indicates the direct object, mainly to avoid confusion when it, the subject, or both are displaced, or for emphasis
                A me non importa. - To me it doesn’t matter.
     le
          1. art. the
          2. pron. (accusative) them (third-person plural feminine)
                Le ho viste. - I saw them.
          3. pron. (dative) her, to her
                Le ho detto che la amo. - I told her that I love her.
porte
     1. n. plural of porta
     2. v. feminine plural past participle of porgere

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