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teso (ˈteso) 

a

Translations

past participle of verb

  1. of tendere

adjective

    1. (corda) taut, tight
    2. (nervi, volto) tense
    3. (rapporti) strained
    4. (braccia) outstretched

    è molto teso in questi giorni he's very tense these days

    con la mano tesa with outstretched hand

    stava lì con le orecchie tese he was all ears

    essere teso come una corda di violino to be very tense

tendere (ˈtɛndere)   (irregular)

Translations

transitive verb

  1. (mettere in tensione)
    1. (corda) to tighten, pull tight
    2. (elastico, muscoli) to stretch
    3. (tessuto) to stretch, pull o draw tight

    hanno teso una corda tra due alberi they stretched a rope between two trees

    tendere una trappola a qn to set a trap for sb

  2. (sporgere)
    1. (collo) to crane
    2. (mano) to hold out
    3. (braccio) to stretch out

    tendere la mano to hold out one's hand (figurative)

    1. (chiedere l'elemosina) to beg
    2. (aiutare) to lend a helping hand

    tendere gli orecchi (figurative) to prick up one's ears

intransitive verb (auxiliary verb: avere)

  1. tendere a qc/a fare qc (aver la tendenza) to tend towards sth/to do sth (mirare a) to aim at sth/to do sth

    tende ad ingrassare she tends to put on weight

    tutti i nostri sforzi sono tesi a... all our efforts are geared towards ...

    tende al pessimismo he tends to be pessimistic

    tendere a sinistra (politics) to have left-wing tendencies

    la situazione tende a migliorare the situation is improving

    il tempo tende al bello the weather is improving

    un blu che tende al verde a greenish blue

'teso' in Other Languages

  • Arabic: مَشْدودPronunciation for مَشْدود
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tensoPronunciation for tenso tensa
  • Chinese: 紧张的Pronunciation for 紧张的
  • Croatian: usiljenPronunciation for usiljen
  • Czech: nepřirozenýPronunciation for nepřirozenýchování
  • Danish: anspændtPronunciation for anspændt
  • Dutch: gespannenPronunciation for gespannen
  • European Spanish: tensoPronunciation for tenso tensacrispado
  • Finnish: väkinäinenPronunciation for väkinäinen
  • French: tenduPronunciation for tendu
  • German: angespanntPronunciation for angespanntnervös
  • Greek: καταπονημένοςPronunciation for καταπονημένος καταπονημένη
  • Italian: tesoPronunciation for teso tesa
  • Japanese: 不自然なPronunciation for 不自然な
  • Korean: 강요된Pronunciation for 강요된
  • Norwegian: anstrengtPronunciation for anstrengt
  • Polish: napiętyPronunciation for napięty napiętazestresowany
  • Portuguese: tensoPronunciation for tenso tensa
  • Romanian: forțat forțat, forțată, forțați, forțate
  • Russian: растянутыйPronunciation for растянутый растянутая
  • Spanish: tensoPronunciation for tenso tensaansioso
  • Swedish: ansträngdPronunciation for ansträngd ansträngt
  • Thai: ตึงเครียดPronunciation for ตึงเครียด
  • Turkish: zorlamaPronunciation for zorlama
  • Ukrainian: напружений
  • Vietnamese: gượng épPronunciation for gượng ép
  • Arabic: مُتَوَتِّرPronunciation for مُتَوَتِّر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tensoPronunciation for tenso tensa
  • Chinese: 紧张的Pronunciation for 紧张的
  • Croatian: napetPronunciation for napet napeta
  • Czech: napjatýPronunciation for napjatý
  • Danish: anspændtPronunciation for anspændt
  • Dutch: gespannenPronunciation for gespannen
  • European Spanish: tensoPronunciation for tenso tensatirante
  • Finnish: kireäPronunciation for kireä
  • French: tenduPronunciation for tendu
  • German: angespanntPronunciation for angespanntnervös
  • Greek: τεντωμένοςPronunciation for τεντωμένος τεντωμένη
  • Italian: tesoPronunciation for teso tesa
  • Japanese: 緊張したPronunciation for 緊張した
  • Korean: 긴장한Pronunciation for 긴장한
  • Norwegian: anspentPronunciation for anspent
  • Polish: napiętyPronunciation for napięty napiętazaniepokojony
  • Portuguese: tensoPronunciation for tenso tensa
  • Romanian: încordat încordat, încordată, încordați, încordate
  • Russian: натянутыйPronunciation for натянутый натянутая
  • Spanish: tensoPronunciation for tenso tensanervioso
  • Swedish: spändPronunciation for spänd spänt
  • Thai: เคร่งเครียดPronunciation for เคร่งเครียด
  • Turkish: gerginPronunciation for gerginhuzursuz
  • Ukrainian: напружений
  • Vietnamese: căng thẳngPronunciation for căng thẳng
  • Arabic: عَصَبِيُّ الـمِزَاجPronunciation for عَصَبِيُّ الـمِزَاج
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nervosoPronunciation for nervoso nervosa
  • Chinese: 紧张不安的Pronunciation for 紧张不安的
  • Croatian: napetPronunciation for napet napeta
  • Czech: podrážděnýPronunciation for podrážděný
  • Danish: anspændtPronunciation for anspændt
  • Dutch: zenuwachtigPronunciation for zenuwachtig
  • European Spanish: tensoPronunciation for tenso tensanervioso
  • Finnish: kireäPronunciation for kireäjännittynyt
  • French: coincéPronunciation for coincémoralement
  • German: verkrampftPronunciation for verkrampft
  • Greek: εκνευρισμένοςPronunciation for εκνευρισμένος εκνευρισμένη
  • Italian: tesoPronunciation for teso tesa
  • Japanese: 緊張しきったPronunciation for 緊張しきった
  • Korean: 긴장한Pronunciation for 긴장한
  • Norwegian: anspentPronunciation for anspent
  • Polish: spiętyPronunciation for spięty spięta
  • Portuguese: nervosoPronunciation for nervoso nervosa
  • Romanian: crispat crispată, crispați, crispate
  • Russian: встревоженныйPronunciation for встревоженный встревоженная
  • Spanish: tensoPronunciation for tenso tensanervioso
  • Swedish: spändPronunciation for spänd spänt
  • Thai: ตึงเครียดPronunciation for ตึงเครียด
  • Turkish: gerginPronunciation for gerginsinirleri yay gibi
  • Ukrainian: напружений
  • Vietnamese: căng thẳngPronunciation for căng thẳng
  • Brazilian Portuguese: carregado
  • Chinese: 激动的激动動的
  • European Spanish: cargado cargada
  • French: tendu tendue
  • German: geladen
  • Italian: teso tesa
  • Japanese: 感情に満ちた
  • Korean: 강렬한
  • Portuguese: carregado carregada
  • Spanish: cargado cargada
  • Brazilian Portuguese: esticado
  • Chinese: 紧绷的紧緊绷繃的
  • European Spanish: tenso tensa
  • French: tendu tendue
  • German: straff
  • Italian: teso tesa
  • Japanese: ピンと張られた
  • Korean: 팽팽한
  • Portuguese: esticado esticada
  • Spanish: tenso tensa

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