Which of these two are correct? Or do they have different meanings?

  1. Andavamo
  2. Andavamo

I bolded the letter which is stressed in each.

  • Andàvamo is not an Italian word. Andavàmo is. Editing the title for clarity.
    – alelom
    Commented Nov 5, 2021 at 13:21

2 Answers 2


1 Andavamo (we were going) is correct. The primary accent sits in the penultimate sillable, which makes it a piana word.

2 Andavamo is not a correct word; you are likely confusing it with andavano (note the n; it means they were going).


In the interest of having a correct answer to the question, the correct stress is andavàmo (so with the stress on the penultimate syllable). This can be checked in any conjugation table, for example at page 286 of Serianni's grammar book (note that the verb andare is regular at the imperfect tense, with root and-).

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