Italian translation of 'would'
modal verb(conditional) of will1
- (conditional tense)
she would come
verrebbeif you asked him he would do it
se tu glielo chiedessi lo farebbehe would have come
sarebbe venutoif you had asked him he would have done it
se tu gliel'avessi chiesto l'avrebbe fattoyou'd think she had enough to worry about
si direbbe che abbia già abbastanza preoccupazioni
- (in indirect speech)
I said I would do it
ho detto che l'avrei fatto
you WOULD be the one to forget!
è proprio da te dimenticartelo!it WOULD have to snow today!
doveva proprio nevicare oggi!you WOULD say that, wouldn't you!
e ti pareva! sapevo che avresti detto così!
she wouldn't behave
ha continuato a comportarsi maleI told her not to but she would do it
le avevo detto di non farlo ma lei l'ha voluto fare a tutti i costi
what would this be?
questo cosa sarebbe?it would have been about midnight
sarà stato verso mezzanotteit would seem so
sembrerebbe proprio di sì
what would you have me do?
cosa desideri che faccia?would (that) it were not so! (old-fashioned, literary)
magari non fosse così!
- (in offers, invitations, requests)
would you ask him to come in?
lo faccia entrare per cortesiawould you care for some tea?
gradiresti del tè?would you close the door, please
chiuda la porta per favorewould you like a biscuit?
gradisce un biscotto?
he would go there on Mondays
ci andava il lunedìhe would paint it each year
era solito dipingerlo ogni anno
Example Sentences Including 'would'
I would n't do anything to harm my relationship with Marianne.THE EXECUTION (2002)
She would be surprised to find that the man wasn't at the bedsit.THE EXECUTION (2002)
My writing a letter to him wouldn't make it any more likely that his sentence would be commuted.THE EXECUTION (2002)
Trends of 'would'
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Word forms: past tense would
- (forming future tense)
will you be there?
ci sarai?he will come
verràwill you do it? — yes, I will/no, I won't
lo farai? — sì (lo farò)/no (non lo farò)I will finish it tomorrow
lo finirò domaniI will have finished it by tomorrow
lo finirò entro domaniyou won't lose it, will you?
non lo perderai, vero?
- (in conjectures)
he will or he'll be there by now
dovrebbe essere arrivato ormaithat will be the postman
sarà il postino
- (in commands, requests, offers)
will you be quiet!
vuoi fare silenzio?will you come?
vieni?won't you come with us?
non vuoi venire con noi?will you have a cup of tea?
vorresti una tazza di tè?will you help me?
mi puoi aiutare?I won't go — oh yes you will, my lad!
non ci andrò — oh sì che ci andrai, ragazzo mio!I will not or won't put up with it!
non intendo tollerarlo!will you sit down (politely)
prego, si accomodi(angrily)
vuoi metterti seduto!
- (expressing habits, persistence, capability)
the car will do 100 mph
la macchina fa 100 miglia all'oraaccidents will happen
gli incidenti possono capitarehe will often sit there for hours
spesso rimane seduto lì per orethe car won't start
la macchina non partehe WILL fidget!
e continua a muoversi!
volere(just) as you will!
come vuoi!say what you will
di' quello che vuoi
Example Sentences Including 'will'
Inspector Malone will be doing the legwork, I'll be running the investigation.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Stephen himself is still bruised and he knows he will not recover quickly.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Detective Lee will call your mother, tell her to expect you -'It's late.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
'would' in Other Languages
- Arabic: سَوْفَ
- Brazilian Portuguese: verbo usado para exprimir possibilidade
- Chinese: 将会做
- Croatian: željeti
- Czech: bude budoubudoucí čas v minulosti
- Danish: ville
- Dutch: zou(den)
- European Spanish: verbo auxiliar de condicional
- Finnish: -isitul[isi]
- French: conditionnel
- German: würde
- Greek: θα
- Italian: auxiliary verb for conditional mood
- Japanese: ･･･するつもりだ
- Korean: ~할 것이다
- Norwegian: skal
- Polish: nie tłumaczy się na język polski; służy do tworzenia trybu warunkowego
- Portuguese: pretérito de will
- Romanian: arse folosește pt. formarea cond. prez. [v. aux., pret. și cond. prez. de la will]
- Russian: согласиться
- Spanish: hacer en condicional
- Swedish: skulle
- Thai: อยากจะ
- Turkish: ecek, acak
- Ukrainian: допоміжне дієслово для утворення майбутнього в минулому
- Vietnamese: đồng ý sẽ
Translation of would from the Collins English to Italian Dictionary