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suonare (swoˈnare) 

Translations

transitive verb

    1. (strumento, pezzo musicale) to play
    2. (campana, campanello) to ring
    3. (clacson, allarme, ritirata) to sound

    sai suonare la chitarra? can you play the guitar?

    l'orologio ha suonato le cinque the clock struck five

    suonare il clacson to hoot, sound the horn

    gliele ho suonate (informal) I gave him a thrashing

intransitive verb (auxiliary verb: avere)

    1. (musicista) to play
    2. (campane, campanello, telefono) to ring
    3. (ore) to strike
    4. (figurative)
      1. (discorso) to sound, ring

    sta suonando il telefono the phone is ringing

    le campane suonano a morto the bells are sounding a death knell

    mi suona strano (figurative) it sounds strange to me

'suonare' in Other Languages

  • Arabic: يَعْزِفPronunciation for يَعْزِف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tocarPronunciation for tocar
  • Chinese: 演奏Pronunciation for 演奏
  • Croatian: sviratiPronunciation for svirati
  • Czech: hrátPronunciation for hráthudba
  • Danish: spillePronunciation for spillemusik
  • Dutch: spelenPronunciation for spelenmuziek
  • European Spanish: tocarPronunciation for tocarmúsica
  • Finnish: soittaaPronunciation for soittaamusiikkia
  • French: jouerPronunciation for jouermusique
  • German: spielenPronunciation for spielenMusik
  • Greek: παίζωPronunciation for παίζωμουσική
  • Italian: suonarePronunciation for suonare
  • Japanese: 演奏するPronunciation for 演奏するmusic
  • Korean: 연주를 하다Pronunciation for 연주를 하다
  • Norwegian: spillePronunciation for spille
  • Polish: zagraćPronunciation for zagrać graćmuzyka
  • Portuguese: tocarPronunciation for tocar
  • Romanian: a cântala un instrument
  • Russian: игратьPronunciation for играть
  • Spanish: tocarPronunciation for tocarhacer sonar un instrumento
  • Swedish: spelaPronunciation for spela
  • Thai: เล่นดนตรีPronunciation for เล่นดนตรี
  • Turkish: çalmakPronunciation for çalmak
  • Ukrainian: грати
  • Vietnamese: chơiPronunciation for chơi
  • Arabic: يُخابِرُPronunciation for يُخابِرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: telefonarPronunciation for telefonarcampainha
  • Chinese: 打电话Pronunciation for 打电话
  • Croatian: nazvatiPronunciation for nazvati
  • Czech: zavolatPronunciation for zavolat volattelefonem
  • Danish: ringePronunciation for ringe
  • Dutch: opbellenPronunciation for opbellen
  • European Spanish: llamarPronunciation for llamar
  • Finnish: soidaPronunciation for soida
  • French: téléphoner àPronunciation for téléphoner à
  • German: klingelnPronunciation for klingeln
  • Greek: κουδουνίζωPronunciation for κουδουνίζω
  • Italian: suonarePronunciation for suonare
  • Japanese: 鳴らすPronunciation for 鳴らす
  • Korean: 울리다Pronunciation for 울리다
  • Norwegian: ringePronunciation for ringe
  • Polish: zadzwonićPronunciation for zadzwonić dzwonić
  • Portuguese: telefonarPronunciation for telefonarcampainha
  • Romanian: a telefona
  • Russian: звонитьPronunciation for звонить
  • Spanish: sonarPronunciation for sonar
  • Swedish: ringaPronunciation for ringa
  • Thai: โทรศัพท์หาPronunciation for โทรศัพท์หา
  • Turkish: çalmakPronunciation for çalmakzil/çan
  • Ukrainian: телефонувати
  • Vietnamese: gọi điệnPronunciation for gọi điện
  • Arabic: يَرِنُّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tocar
  • Chinese: 铃响
  • Croatian: zvoniti
  • Czech: zvonit zazvonit
  • Danish: ringe
  • Dutch: weerklinken
  • European Spanish: tocar
  • Finnish: soida
  • French: sonner
  • German: läuten
  • Greek: χτυπώ
  • Italian: suonare
  • Japanese: 鳴る/鳴らす
  • Korean: 울리다
  • Norwegian: ringe
  • Polish: dzwonić
  • Portuguese: tocar
  • Romanian: a suna
  • Russian: звенеть
  • Spanish: sonaremitir sonido
  • Swedish: ringa
  • Thai: ส่งเสียงดัง
  • Turkish: çalmak
  • Ukrainian: дзвонити
  • Vietnamese: reo
  • Brazilian Portuguese: zumbir
  • Chinese: 嗡嗡地响嗡嗡地响響
  • European Spanish: sonar
  • French: bourdonner
  • German: summen
  • Italian: suonarecitofono, interfono
  • Japanese: ブンブンいう
  • Korean: 윙윙거리다
  • Portuguese: zumbir
  • Spanish: sonar
  • Brazilian Portuguese: soar
  • Chinese: 鸣响鸣嗚响響
  • European Spanish: sonar
  • French: sonner
  • German: läuten
  • Italian: suonare
  • Japanese: 鳴らす/鳴る
  • Korean: 울리다
  • Portuguese: soar
  • Spanish: sonar
  • Brazilian Portuguese: buzinar
  • Chinese: 车辆喇叭鸣鳴
  • European Spanish: tocar el claxon
  • French: klaxonner
  • German: hupen
  • Italian: suonareclacson
  • Japanese: 鳴らす/鳴る
  • Korean: 경적을 울리다
  • Portuguese: buzinar
  • Spanish: tocar bocina
  • Brazilian Portuguese: buzinar
  • Chinese: 高声大笑高声聲大笑
  • European Spanish: tocar el claxon
  • French: klaxonner
  • German: hupen
  • Italian: suonareclacson
  • Japanese: >鳴らす大きな音を
  • Korean: 큰 소리로 외치다
  • Portuguese: buzinar
  • Spanish: tocar la bocina
  • Brazilian Portuguese: soar
  • Chinese: 铃响響
  • European Spanish: sonar
  • French: sonner
  • German: klingeln
  • Italian: suonare
  • Japanese: 鳴らす/鳴る
  • Korean: 전화하다
  • Portuguese: soar
  • Spanish: sonar
  • Brazilian Portuguese: soar
  • Chinese: 发出声音发發出声聲音
  • European Spanish: sonar
  • French: retentir
  • German: ertönen
  • Italian: suonare
  • Japanese: 鳴らす/鳴る
  • Korean: 소리가 나다
  • Portuguese: soar
  • Spanish: sonar

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