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come mai



Definitions

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come mai
     1. adv. why, how come, why on Earth
           Come mai non sei venuto alla festa? - Why didn't you come to the party?
Analysis
come
     1. adv. how
           Come stai? - How are you? (informal)
           Come sta? - How are you? (formal)
     2. adv. as, like
           blu come il mare - as blue as the sea
mai
     1. adv. never
     2. adv. ever, always
     3. adv. Used as an intensifier.
           Una risposta quanto mai ambigua. - An ambiguous answer indeed.
           Dove mai si sarà cacciato? - Where on earth did he end up?

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