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  16.7.5 dunque = thus, that' s why

Dunque can be an adverb or a conjunction. In the sense of that's why / therefore it is a conjunction, in the sense of thus it is an adverb.

Lo conosco e dunque lo evito!
I know him, that' s why I avoid him.
Se la felicità non esiste, che cos'è dunque la vita?
If happiness doesn't exist, what is life?
Odia i luoghi comuni la contessa: Come fa dunque a non odiare se stessa?
Thus the comtess hates common places: How does she manage not to hate herself?

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