Aspetta un attimo. Te ne preparo un po'.

English Translation

Wait for a while. I’ll make you some.

I’ll make . Preparerò?

I made a bit of a mess of the formatting, please see the post below, since I don’t seem to be able to delete this post, sorry.

In Italian the present tense can also be used for events in the (near) future.

Not sure about the credibility of these sources, but just to give some idea about this, a quick search on this turned up the following:



And a very interesting one with little diagrams showing timelines of past, present, and future and how the correspond to the various Italian tenses, here:


Sindaco! Thank you for posting your reply. It is always good to see the grammar material from other sources. I should do this work myself. For some reason , going ahead through the questions, I feel like a kid back in school with the ton of questions needing the immediate answers from the teacher. Non ci sono cure per il carattere.:stuck_out_tongue:

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