Italian to English

Contributors typically ask and answer questions about the English equivalents of Italian words and phrases. However, Italian is a Romance language whose roots trace back to classical Latin, and English is a Teutonic language whose roots trace back to Old German. So translations from Italian into English are not always predictable, literal or direct!

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What is 'Sei veramente dolce e molto bello' when translated from Italian to English?

Sei veramente dolce e molto bello in Italian means "You are really sweet and very handsome" in English.

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What is 'Sai che cosa' when translated from Italian to English?

"Know what?" or "Do you know what?" may be English equivalents of "Sai che cosa?"

Specifically, the verb "sai" means "(singular informal second person you) are knowing, do know, know." The interrogative/relative pronoun "che" means "that, what." The feminine noun "cosa" means "thing." Together, the phrase "che cosa" means "what."

The pronunciation is "seye* keh KOH-sah."

*The sound "eye" is similar to that in the English noun "eye."

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What is 'Buona settimana e un bacio' when translated from Italian to English?

'[Have a] good week and a kiss' is an English equivalent of 'Buona settimana e un bacio'. The same greeting may be said, on the lesser scale of a day. In that case, the wish becomes 'Buona giornata e un bacio'.

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What is 'Mi pare' when translated from Italian to English?

Mi pare in Italian means "It seems to me" in English.

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What is 'Buon Venerdì' when translated from Italian to English?

Buon Venerdì! in Italian means "Have a good Friday," "Have a great Friday," or "Have a nice Friday!" In English.

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What is 'Perché sei arrabbiato' when translated from Italian to English?

Perché sei arrabbiato? in Italian means "Why are you angry?" in English.

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What is 'Sei bellissimo' when translated from Italian to English?

"You're gorgeous" is an English equivalent of Seibellissimo. The second person informal singular present indicative and masculine singular superlative also translate into English as "You're extremely (most, really, very) handsome" or "You're (the) handsomest" according to context. The pronunciation will be "SEH-ee bel-LEES-see-mo" in Italian.

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What is 'Buon Natale Femmine' when translated from Italian to English?

Buon Natale, Femmine! in Italian means "Merry Christmas, Ladies!" in English.

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What is 'lavoro con le pezze' when translated from Italian to English?

"Patchwork" is an English equivalent of "lavoro con le pezze," which also may be rendered with the English loan word "patchwork" in Italian.

The masculine noun "lavoro" means "work." Its singular definite article is "il" ("the"), and its singular indefinite article "un, uno" ("a, one"). The preposition "con" means "with." The feminine plural definite article "le" means "the." The feminine noun "pezze" means "pieces."

The pronunciation is "lah-VOH-roh kohn leh PEHTS-tseh."

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What is 'Qualcuno ti ama' when translated from Italian to English?

Qualcuno ti ama in Italian means "Someone loves you" in English.

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What is 'molto marcato' when translated from Italian to English?

"Very marked" and "very pronounced" are literal English equivalents of the Italian phrase molto marcato. The phrase most famously refers to a local or regional accent that recognizably is distinct and to a part that is played more loudly in a music piece. The pronunciation will be "MOL-to mar-KA-to" in Pisan Italian.

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What is 'la mela' when translated from Italian to English?

La mela in Italian is "the apple" in English.

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What is 'così così' when translated from Italian to English?

Così così in Italian means "so-so" (neither very good nor very bad) in English.

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What is 'Questo è il mio' when translated from Italian to English?

Questo è il mio... in Italian means "This is my..." English.

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What is 'Qual'è la tua materia preferita' when translated from Italian to English?

Qual'è la tua materia preferita? in Italian means "What is your favorite subject?" in English.

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What is 'sempre tua' when translated from Italian to English?

Sempre tua in Italian means "always yours" as said by a girl or woman in English.

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What is 'Saluti a tutti' when translated from Italian to English?

Saluti a tutto! in Italian means "Greetings to everyone!" in English.

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What is 'La Macchia' when translated from Italian to English?

'Stain' or '[woodland] scrub' may be English equivalents of 'La Macchia'. Whatever the translation, the word 'macchia' is a feminine noun whose definite article is 'la' ['the'] and whose indefinite article is 'una' ['a, one']. The phrase is pronounced 'lah MAHK-kyah'.

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What is 'bella vita pazza' when translated from Italian to English?

Bella vita pazza in Italian means "pretty crazy life" in English.

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What is 'la via bella' when translated from Italian to English?

"The beautiful path" is one English equivalent of the Italian phrase la via bella.

Specifically, the feminine singular definite article la is "the". The feminine noun via means "path, road, way". The feminine adjective bella translates as "beautiful".

The pronunciation will be "la VEE-a BEL-la" in Italian.
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What is 'Io penso' when translated from Italian to English?

'I think' is an English equivalent of 'Io penso'. The phrase also may be translated as 'I'm thinking' or 'I do think'. But no matter what the English translation, the Italian pronunciation is 'EE-oh PEHN-soh'.

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What is 'Augustus' when translated from Latin to Italian?

Augusto is an Italian equivalent of the Latin name Augustus. The masculine proper name means "august," "majestic," "prestigious," or "venerable." The pronunciation will be "ow-GOO-sto" in Italian and "ow-GOO-stoos" in Latin.

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What is 'farfalla' when translated from Italian to English?

Farfalla in Italian means "butterfly" in English.

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What is 'il mio papi' when translated from Italian to English?

Il mio papi in Italian means "my Dad" in English.

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What is 'bombo' when translated from Italian to English?

Bombo in Italian means "bumble-bee" in English.

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