Italian Language/Transllation

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Question
Ciao
Che significa : se ci fa caso?
I heard it in discussions in TV.
Grazie
Isi

Answer
Hello,

Generally speaking, the Italian expression “se ci fa caso” means “if you pay attention”, since the idiom  “far caso a qualcosa/a qualcuno” corresponds to “to pay attention to somebody/to something” as well as “to notice somebody/something” or “to look at..”, according to the context where “far caso a” is placed.

See for example:” Hai fatto caso al suo cappello? “ (“Did you notice his hat? “ or “ Did you pay attention to his hat?”); “Non ci ho fatto caso” (“I didn't notice”  or “ I did not pay attention”);  “Non far caso a ciò che dicono” (“Pay no attention to what's said”); “Se ci fa caso, molte sono le cose sbagliate”( “If you pay attention/ if you look at it, there are many things wrong”); etc.

In short, the expression “se ci fa caso” is often used in discussions, almost as a stock phrase, just to emphasize that one must pay attention to something.

Mi auguro di aver chiarito il senso della frase in questione, e cioè che “se ci fa caso” è un’espressione frequente, specialmente nell’ambito di una conversazione o discussione, proprio per invitare l’interlocutore a prestare attenzione a qualcosa e a riflettere su qualcosa.

Cordiali saluti.
Maria

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