Italian Language/"svolta"

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Dear Maria,

Can you please help me to understand the use of the feminine noun:   “svolta”.

Is “svolta” only used as a name for a curve or bend in a "road or highway”   

Or, is “svolta” used to talk about any type of curve, turn, and/or bend?

Would you please give me some example sentences to study that illustrate the use of “svolta”.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Rich

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Dear Rich,

the feminine noun  “svolta”  is used not only to indicate in a literal sense  a curve, a turn and/or a bend in a "road or highway” as in e.g. “Divieto di svolta a sinistra” (no left turning),  but also  to  talk about any type of curve, turn, and/or bend used in a figurative sense as in e.g. “Sono arrivato ad una svolta della mia vita” ( I came to a turning point in my life).

See the following examples:”Fece una svolta a destra imboccando una strada molto stretta”, “Alla prima svolta troverai una indicazione stradale”, “Sulla svolta c’è un palazzo d’epoca”, “ Oltre il ponte c’è una stretta svolta”, “Deve imboccare la prima svolta a sinistra”,  “Il nostro  mondo è giunto ad una svolta storica”, “Le ultime vicende hanno impresso una svolta decisiva alla mia esistenza”, “Devi dare una svolta alla tua vita e cambiare lavoro”, “L’Unione Europea si trova ad una svolta”, “La mia giornata ha preso una svolta inattesa”.

Hope these example sentences help you to  study  and learn the use of the term “svolta” in its literal and figurative sense.

Have a nice day,

Maria

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