Italian translation of 'telling'
- (effective, blow)
- (significant, figures, remark, detail)
- (effective, blow)
Example Sentences Including 'telling'
It would take a lot more than your word to send us back to London telling our people not to worry.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
Now, hang on, I bet you're Frau Penck, the treasure old Budgie was telling me about.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
At first, when their cops out there started telling me things, I didn't want to know.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Trends of 'telling'
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Word forms: past tense past participle told
to tell sb sth
- (story, adventure, relate)
dire qc a qndid you tell your mother?
l'hai detto a tua madre?I told him I was going on holiday
gli ho detto che andavo in vacanzato tell sb about sth
dire a qn di qc,
raccontare qc a qnwho told you?
chi te l'ha detto?I have been told that ...
mi è stato detto che...I am glad to tell you that ... (formal)
ho il piacere di comunicarle che...I cannot tell you how pleased I am
non so come esprimere la mia felicitàso much happened that I can't begin to tell you
sono successe tante cose che non saprei da dove incominciare a raccontarti(I'll) tell you what ...
so io che cosa fare...I told you so! or didn't I tell you so?
te l'avevo (pur) detto!I was furious, I can tell you
ti dirò che ero furiosolet me tell you
credimiyou're telling me! (informal)
a me lo dici!,
lo vieni a dire a me!don't tell me you can't do it!
non starmi a raccontare che non sei capace!tell me another! (informal)
raccontala giusta!to tell a story
raccontare una storiato tell lies
dire bugieto tell the time
leggere l'oracan you tell me the time?
puoi dirmi l'ora?to tell the future/sb's fortune
predire il futuro/il futuro a qn
- (order, instruct)
to tell sb to do sth
dire a qn di fare qche told me to wait a moment
mi ha detto di aspettare un attimodo as you are told!
fai come ti si dice!he won't be told
non dà ascolto
- (indicate, subj, sign, dial)
to tell sb sth
indicare qc a qnthere was a sign telling us which way to go
c'era un cartello che ci indicava la strada
- (know, be sure of)
saperehow can you tell what he'll do?
come fai a prevedere cosa farà?there's no telling what may happen
non si può prevedere cosa succederàyou can tell he's unhappy
si vede che è infelice
to tell sth from
distinguere qc dato tell right from wrong
distinguere il bene dal maleI couldn't tell them apart
non riuscivo a distinguerliI can't tell the difference between them
non riesco a distinguerli uno dall'altro
400 all told
400 in tutto
to tell (of)
- (informal, sneak, tell secrets)
fare la spia
parlare (di)more than words can tell
più di quanto non riescano ad esprimere le parolethat would be telling!
non te lo dico!
- (know, be certain)
sapereI can't tell
non saprei direwho can tell?
chi lo può dire?there is no telling
non si sayou never can tell
non si può mai dire
- (have effect)
avere effettoto tell against sb
ritorcersi contro qnthe strain is beginning to tell
la fatica incomincia a farsi sentiretheir lack of fitness began to tell
incominciavano a risentire della mancanza di forma
Example Sentences Including 'tell'
He probably thought I was trying to tell him that I hadn't killed the guy.THE EXECUTION (2002)
No editor could tell you the number of embassies in Canberra nor the names of 95 per cent of the ambassadors.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
She looked so much better now than she had at the hospital but I could tell she was still pretty vague.THE EXECUTION (2002)
'telling' in Other Languages
Translation of telling from the Collins English to Italian Dictionary