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Italian translation of 'sheep'



noun (invariable)

  1. pecora
    to make sheep's eyes at sb (figurative) fare gli occhi dolci a qn

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Example Sentences Including 'sheep'

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In extreme conditions, livestock farmers who farm their sheep out are at the mercy of the elements.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
There are many sheep farmers here but not a single driving instructor.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
They'll put their heart and soul into breeding rare cattle or sheep or organic farming.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Not so good: sources sheep meat and wild boar from Italy.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
When does meat from a sheep become mutton?
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
About 40 per cent of samples taken on infected sheep farms were clear of the disease.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Many people see sheep in the fields as fluffy blobs and give them no more thought.
The Sun (2011)
My favourite animals are the sheep.
The Sun (2009)
Run a couple of sheep or another animal?
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They have also found the bones of sheep and cattle that would have been used to feed the crew.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
If they could only get their teeth on one of those sheep.
Christianity Today (2000)
Now scrub is being cleared and sheep grazing has been introduced.
Perring, Franklyn A Guide to Britain's Conservation Heritage (1991)
There are no laws of nature which say that only sheep can produce wool or that only bees can harvest honey.
Dyson, Freeman Infinite in All Directions (1989)
This site was overgrown but is now being restored by cattle and sheep grazing.
Perring, Franklyn A Guide to Britain's Conservation Heritage (1991)

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'sheep' in Other Languages

British English: sheep /ʃiːp/ NOUN
A sheep is a farm animal with a thick woolly coat.
  • American English: sheep
  • Arabic: خَرُوف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: carneiro
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: ovca
  • Czech: ovce
  • Danish: får
  • Dutch: schaap
  • European Spanish: oveja
  • Finnish: lammas
  • French: mouton animal
  • German: Schaf
  • Greek: πρόβατο
  • Italian: pecora
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: sau
  • Polish: owca
  • European Portuguese: carneiro
  • Romanian: oaie
  • Russian: овца
  • Latin American Spanish: oveja
  • Swedish: får
  • Thai: แกะ
  • Turkish: koyun
  • Ukrainian: вівця
  • Vietnamese: con cừu


Translation of sheep from the Collins English to Italian
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