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 'nonni e noni' when translated from Italian to English?

"Grandfathers and grandma" and "grandparents and grandma" are English equivalents of the Italian phrase nonni e noni. Context makes clear which meaning prevails regarding the combination of a standard work with an affectionate diminutive for "grandma." The pronunciation will be "NON-nee ey NO-nee" in Italian.

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What is 'Dolenti posero' when translated from Italian to English?

Dolenti posero in Italian means "With pain they placed" in English.

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

Ultimo in Italian means "last" or "latest" in English.

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What is 'Io ama mia ragazza' when translated from Italian to English?

'I love my girl' is an English equivalent of 'Io amo mia ragazza'. Italian language speakers may choose not to use subject pronouns other than for clarification or for emphasis, as here with 'io' ['I']. The verb form, in the first person singular, makes the subject clear in the example. The phrase is pronounced 'EE-oh AH-moh MEE-ah rah-GAHTS-tsah'.

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What is 'Ti amo Mi Ti amo' when translated from Italian to English?

Ti amo! Mi? Ti amo! in Italian means "I love you! Myself? I love you!" in English.

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

Potere in Italian means "to be able to" in English.

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What is 'Fare buon e fare buon' when translated from Italian to English?

"Do good and make good!" and "Make good and do good!" are English equivalents of the Italian phrase Fare buon e fare buon. Context makes clear which translation suits. The pronunciation will be "FA-rey bwo-ney FA-rey bwon" in Pisan Italian.

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

"The walnut" is a literal English equivalent of the Italian phrase la noce. The feminine singular definite article and noun reference a nut in the Juglans genus known for its appeal to humans and wildlife (especially squirrels). The pronunciation will be "la NOT-tchey" in Italian.

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

"Capelet" is one English equivalent of the Italian word cappetta.

Specifically, the word is a feminine noun in its singular form. It is formed by adding the diminutive ending -etta ("dear, little, sweet") to the feminine noun cappa ("cape, cowl, cloak, hood"). The pronunciation will be "kap-PET-ta" in Italian.

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

"Enjoy your beautiful life" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase "Goditi la vita bella."

Specifically, the imperative "godi" means "(informal singular You) enjoy." The reflexive pronoun "ti" means "yourself." The feminine singular definite article "la" means "the." The feminine noun "vita" means "life." The feminine adjective "bella" means "beautiful."

The pronunciation is "GOH-dee-tee lah VEE-tah BEHL-lah."

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What is 'Tu sei la mia sorella per la vita' when translated from Italian to English?

'You're my sister for life' is an English equivalent of 'Tu sei la mia sorella per la vita'. Italian language speakers may not use subject pronouns other than for clarification or emphasis. In this case, the subject pronoun 'tu' [informal singular 'you'] doesn't have to be used. The subject is obvious from the verb form. But the speaker chooses to use the pronoun for emphasis.

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

Molto caldo in Italian means "very hot" in English.

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

"Sons" is an English equivalent of the Italian word figli.

Specifically, the word functions as a masculine noun in its singular form. It also includes among its possible English translations "children, kids, offspring, sons and daughters" depending upon context. But whatever the context or meaning, the pronunciation remains "FEE-lyee" in Italian.

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

Amala in Italian means "Love her" in English.

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What is 'ricordo di Roma' when translated from Italian to English?

"Memory of Rome" is a literal English equivalent of the Italian phrase ricodo di Roma. The pronunciation will be "ree-KOR-do dee RO-ma" in Italian.

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What is 'ciao bella donna' when translated from Italian to English?

"Hello, beautiful woman" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase "Ciao, bella donna."

Specifically, the interjection ciao means "hello." The feminine adjective bella means "beautiful, handsome." The feminine noun donna means "woman."

The pronunciation is "tchow* BEHL-lah DOHN-nah."

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

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

Mono in Italian means "one" in English."

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What is 'Ciao Cara' when translated from Italian to English?

"Hello, Dear" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase Ciao, Cara. The greeting and feminine singular endearment also translate into English as "Bye (goodbye), beloved" according to context. Regardless of meaning, the pronunciation will be "tchow KA-ra" in Italian.

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What is 'più mosso con moto' when translated from Italian to English?

Più mosso con moto in Italian means "more moving (faster) with motion" in English.

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What is 'nombre del destinatario' when translated from Spanish to Italian?

Nome del destinatario is an Italian equivalent of the Spanish phrase nombre del destinatario. The masculine singular phrase translates literally into English as "name of the recipient." The pronunciation will be "NO-mey del DEY-stee-na-TA-ryo" in Italian and "NOM-brey thel THEY-stee-na-TA-ryo" in Spanish.

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

Verga in Italian means "rod" in English.

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What is 'Che meraviglia' when translated from Italian to English?

"How wonderful!" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase Che meraviglia!

Specifically, the interrogative che means "that, what." The feminine noun meraviglia means "wonder." The pronunciation is "keh meh-rah-VEE-lyah."

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

La mia donna bella in Italian means "my beautiful woman" in English.

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What is 'Musica per undici' when translated from Italian to English?

Musica per undici in Italian means "music for eleven" in English.

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What is 'Io ti amo molto' when translated from Italian to English?

Io ti amo molto in Italian means "I love you a lot" in English.

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