Italian translation of been
past participle of verb
- of be
Example Sentences Including 'been'
I let out my breath: I'd been unaware I'd been holding it in.THE EXECUTION (2002)
Sorry to leave you waiting like that, she said, without explaining where she'd been or what she'd been up to.THE EXECUTION (2002)
First she wanted to know how many times I'd been unfaithful to Marianne.THE EXECUTION (2002)
Trends of 'been'
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Word forms: present tense am, is, are, past tense was, were, past participle been
esistereleave it as it is
lascialo cosìthe best singer that ever was
il miglior cantante mai esistitohow much was it?
quanto è costato?,
quant'era?let me be!
lasciami in pace!so be it
e siabe that as it may
sia come sia,
comunque siahis wife to be
la sua futura moglieto be or not to be
essere o non essere
- (in place)
trovarsishe won't be here tomorrow
non ci sarà domaniwe've been here for ages
sono secoli che siamo quiEdinburgh is in Scotland
Edimburgo è or si trova in Scoziait's on the table
è or sta sul tavolo
ci sonothere were 3 of us
eravamo in 3there will be dancing
si balleràthere was once a house here
qua una volta c'era una casalet there be light
sia la luce
- (presenting, pointing out)
here is or here are
eccothere is or there are (over there)
eccohere you are (take it)
ecco qua (prendi)there's the church
ecco la chiesa
- (come, go, esp in perfect tense)
I've been to China
sono stato in Cinawhere have you been?
dove sei stato?
essere2 and 2 are 4
2 più 2 fa 4he's a pianist
è (un) pianistathey're English
sono inglesibe good!
sii buono!I'm hot
ho caldothe book is in French
il libro è in franceseI'm not Sue, I'm Mary
non sono Sue, sono Maryhe's tall
stareI'm better now
ora sto megliohow are you?
come stai (or sta)?
how old is she? — she's 9
quanti anni ha? — ne ha 9 or ha 9 anni
it is said that ...
si dice che... (+subjunc)it is possible that ...
può darsi or essere che... (+subjunc)
essereit's the 3rd of May
è il 3 (di) maggioit's 8 o'clock
sono le 8
it's 5 km to the village
da qui al paese sono 5 km
fareit's too hot
fa troppo caldo
it's only me
sono solo io
- (with present participle, forming continuous tenses)
vengono domaniwhat are you doing?
che stai facendo?he's always grumbling
non fa che brontolareI'll be seeing you
ci vediamoI've been waiting for her for 2 hours
l'aspetto da 2 ore
- (with past participle, forming passives)
esserewhat's to be done?
che fare?he is nowhere to be found
non lo si trova da nessuna parteto be killed
essere or venire ucciso(‑a)the box had been opened
la scatola era stata aperta
- (in tag questions)
he's back again, is he?
così è tornato, eh?he's handsome, isn't he?
è un bell'uomo, vero?it was fun, wasn't it?
è stato bello, no?
- (+ to + infinitive)
he's to be congratulated on his work
dobbiamo fargli i complimenti per il suo lavoroyou're to do as I tell you
devi fare come ti dicohe was to have come yesterday
sarebbe dovuto venire ierihe's not to open it
non deve aprirlothe car is to be sold
abbiamo (or hanno etc) intenzione di vendere la macchinaam I to understand that ...?
devo dedurre che...?
- (modal, supposition)
if it was or were to snow ...
(se) dovesse nevicare...if I were you ...
se fossi in te...
Example Sentences Including 'be'
More to the point, I'd be presenting myself with a fait accompli.THE EXECUTION (2002)
She'd know I'd gone through her handbag of course -- things would be in the wrong place.THE EXECUTION (2002)
What with Christian under sedation, there didn't seem to be any point in hanging around any longer.THE EXECUTION (2002)
Translation of been from the Collins English to Italian Dictionary
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