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capitano (kapiˈtano) 

Translations

masculine noun

    1. (military, nautical, sport) captain
    2. (aeronautics, di squadriglia) flight lieutenant (Brit), captain (US)

    See capitano di industria

    See capitano di lungo corso

    See capitano di ventura

Cap.

Translations

abbreviation for

  1. (= capitano) Capt. (= captain)

capitanare (kapitaˈnare) 

Translations

transitive verb

  1. to lead
    1. (football) to captain

capitare (kapiˈtare) 

Translations

intransitive verb (auxiliary verb: essere)

    1. (giungere casualmente) to arrive, find o.s.
    2. (presentarsi, cosa) to turn up, present itself

    capitare a proposito/bene/male to turn up at the right moment/at a good time/at a bad time

    siamo capitati nella zona più pericolosa della città we found ourselves in the most dangerous area of the city

  1. (accadere) to happen

    se ti capita di vederlo if you happen to see him

    mi è capitato un guaio I had a spot of trouble

    non mi è mai capitato it's never happened to me

    sono cose che capitano these things happen

impersonal verb (auxiliary verb: essere)

  1. to happen

    capita spesso di incontrarci o che ci incontriamo we often bump into one another

'capitano' in Other Languages

  • Arabic: نَقِيبPronunciation for نَقِيب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: capitãoPronunciation for capitão capitã
  • Chinese: 机长或船长Pronunciation for 机长或船长
  • Croatian: kapetanPronunciation for kapetan
  • Czech: kapitánPronunciation for kapitán kapitánka
  • Danish: kaptajnPronunciation for kaptajn
  • Dutch: kapiteinPronunciation for kapitein
  • European Spanish: capitánPronunciation for capitán capitana
  • Finnish: kapteeniPronunciation for kapteeni
  • French: capitainePronunciation for capitaine
  • German: KapitänPronunciation for Kapitän
  • Greek: καπετάνιοςPronunciation for καπετάνιος
  • Italian: capitanoPronunciation for capitano
  • Japanese: 船長Pronunciation for 船長
  • Korean: 선장Pronunciation for 선장
  • Norwegian: kapteinPronunciation for kaptein
  • Polish: kapitanPronunciation for kapitan
  • Portuguese: capitãoPronunciation for capitão capitã
  • Romanian: căpitan căpitani
  • Russian: капитанPronunciation for капитан
  • Spanish: capitánPronunciation for capitán capitana
  • Swedish: kaptenPronunciation for kapten
  • Thai: กัปตันPronunciation for กัปตัน
  • Turkish: kaptanPronunciation for kaptan
  • Ukrainian: капітан
  • Vietnamese: đại úyPronunciation for đại úy
  • Brazilian Portuguese: capitão
  • Chinese: 船长小型商船或渔船的船长長
  • European Spanish: capitán
  • French: skipper
  • German: Kapitän
  • Italian: capitano
  • Japanese: 船長
  • Korean: 선장
  • Portuguese: capitão capitã
  • Spanish: capitán

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