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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: يَعْزِف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tocar
  • Chinese: 演奏
  • Croatian: svirati
  • Czech: hráthudba
  • Danish: spillemusik
  • Dutch: spelenmuziek
  • European Spanish: tocarmúsica
  • Finnish: soittaamusiikkia
  • French: jouermusique
  • German: spielenMusik
  • Greek: παίζωμουσική
  • Italian: suonare
  • Japanese: 演奏するmusic
  • Korean: 연주를 하다
  • Norwegian: spille
  • Polish: zagrać graćmuzyka
  • Portuguese: tocar
  • Romanian: a cântala un instrument
  • Russian: играть
  • Spanish: tocarhacer sonar un instrumento
  • Swedish: spela
  • Thai: เล่นดนตรี
  • Turkish: çalmak
  • Ukrainian: грати
  • Vietnamese: chơi
  • Arabic: يُخابِرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: telefonarcampainha
  • Chinese: 打电话
  • Croatian: nazvati
  • Czech: zavolat volattelefonem
  • Danish: ringe
  • Dutch: opbellen
  • European Spanish: llamar
  • Finnish: soida
  • French: téléphoner à
  • German: klingeln
  • Greek: κουδουνίζω
  • Italian: suonare
  • Japanese: 鳴らす
  • Korean: 울리다
  • Norwegian: ringe
  • Polish: zadzwonić dzwonić
  • Portuguese: telefonarcampainha
  • Romanian: a telefona
  • Russian: звонить
  • Spanish: sonar
  • Swedish: ringa
  • Thai: โทรศัพท์หา
  • Turkish: çalmakzil/çan
  • Ukrainian: телефонувати
  • Vietnamese: 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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