Italian translation of 'can'
Word forms:negative cannot, can't, conditional, past tense could
- (be able to)
potereI'll tell you all I can
ti dirò tutto quello che possoshe was as happy as could be
più felice di così non poteva essereshe can be very annoying
lei a volte è molto fastidiosa,
lei riesce ad essere molto fastidiosahe can do it if he tries hard
è capace di farlo se si sforzathey couldn't help it
non potevano farci nienteI can't or cannot go any further
non posso andare oltre
- (know how to)
essere capace di,
sapereI can speak French
so parlare francesecan you speak Italian?
parli italiano?I can swim/drive
so nuotare/guidarehe can't swim/drive
non sa nuotare/guidare
poterecan't I come too?
non posso venire anch'io?could I have a word with you?
potrei parlarti un attimo?can I use your telephone?
posso usare il tuo telefono?
- (expressing disbelief, puzzlement)
how could you lie to me!
come hai potuto dirmi una bugia!she can't possibly marry that creep! (informal)
non è possibile che sposi quell'essere!you can't be serious!
scherzi?this can't be true!
non può essere vero!what can he want?
cosa può mai volere?they can't have left already!
non è possibile che siano già partiti!
- (expressing possibility, suggestion etc)
they could have forgotten
potrebbero essersene dimenticatihe could be in the library
può darsi che sia in biblioteca,
potrebbe essere in bibliotecaI could have cried/screamed!
mi sarei messo a piangere/urlare!
- (not translated)
can you hear me?
mi senti?I can't see you
non ti vedo
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Example Sentences Including 'can'
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Crew can take extended leave or go skiing for the weekend.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Realising the power of discounts and how much money you can make by being frugal.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The interview can also be used to focus on job problems and how these might be tackled.Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)
Now anyone can access millions of sources of information at the touch of a button.Computing (2010)
You had a beer can for your tea.Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)
It's the kind of bonus that can give a film such as this a vital box-office boost.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Surely no one can drink like that any more?The Sun (2015)
They can often feel empty and neglected as a result.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Up to four people can eat together per voucher and set of four tokens.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Visit at different times of day so you can check out the neighbourhood.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We make sure you can mix paint.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
What food fashion can we look forward to now?Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Yet being a doctor can be hard.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We will see if he can make the difference.The Sun (2017)
So where can you buy an original?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
They can buy a normal hoodie.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Such companies can be used to cut tax payments legally.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The change means the cheapest can of lager will cost around 40p from next spring.The Sun (2013)
The fact that anyone can make content is only meaningful if others can enjoy it.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The judgment opens a can of worms.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The metal implant can contain insulin which is released slowly through a gel barrier.The Sun (2010)
They are fully aware of the risks and how easily something can go wrong.The Sun (2014)
Trees grown in containers can be planted at any time.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Whether you can get hold of your underwear is a different matter.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
With food poisoning you can feel better after around six or eight hours.The Sun (2006)
You can only carry on doing that for a short period.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You can see the paint coming out of the painting.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Now it can be hard rowing sometimes against the past wind.Christianity Today (2000)
It is illegal to carry petrol in cans in the car.Collins Traveller - The Algarve (1993)
Trends of 'can'
Extremely Common. can 1 is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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a can of peas
- (for foodstuffs)
- (for oil, water)
- (for foodstuffs)
- (especially US, garbage can)
una scatola di pisellia can of beer
una lattina di birrato carry the can (British, informal)
prendere la colpa
'can' in Other Languages
British English: can /kæn/ VERB
If you can do something, you are able to do it.
I can swim.
- American English: can
- Arabic: يَسْتَطِيعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: poder
- Chinese: 能
- Croatian: moći
- Czech: moci
- Danish: kan
- Dutch: kunnen
- European Spanish: poder
- Finnish: osata
- French: pouvoir être capable
- German: können
- Greek: μπορώ
- Italian: sapere
- Japanese: ･･･できる
- Korean: ...할 수 있다
- Norwegian: kan
- Polish: móc
- European Portuguese: poder
- Romanian: a putea
- Russian: мочь
- Spanish: poder facultad o potencia de hacer algo
- Swedish: kunna
- Thai: สามารถ
- Turkish: yapabilmek
- Ukrainian: могти
- Vietnamese: có thể
British English: can /kæn/ NOUN
A can is a metal container for food or drink.
She opened a can of soup.
- American English: can
- Arabic: عُلْبَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: lata
- Chinese: 罐
- Croatian: limenka
- Czech: plechovka
- Danish: dåse
- Dutch: blik
- European Spanish: lata
- Finnish: tölkki
- French: cannette
- German: Dose
- Greek: κουτάκι
- Italian: lattina
- Japanese: 缶
- Korean: 깡통
- Norwegian: boks
- Polish: puszka
- European Portuguese: lata
- Romanian: dozăcutie metalică
- Russian: консервная банка
- Spanish: lata
- Swedish: burk
- Thai: กระป๋อง
- Turkish: kutu
- Ukrainian: бляшанка
- Vietnamese: bình đựng
Translation of can from the Collins English to Italian Dictionary