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English translation of 'colpire'

colpire

(kolˈpire)

transitive verb

    1. (also figurative) to hit, strike
    2. (toccare) to affect
    è stata colpita alla testa she was hit o struck on the head
    colpire qn con un pugno to punch sb
    lo ha colpito con un pugno he punched him
    colpire qn a morte to strike sb dead
    il nuovo provvedimento colpirà gli spacciatori the new measure will hit drug pushers
    colpire nel segno (figurative) to hit the nail on the head, be spot on (Brit)
    rimanere colpito da qc to be amazed o struck by sth
    sono rimasto colpito dalla sua reazione I was shocked by his reaction
    la sua bellezza mi ha colpito I was struck by her beauty
    qual è la cosa che ti ha colpito di più? what's the thing that struck you most?
    colpire l'immaginazione to catch the imagination
    un'epidemia che colpisce le persone anziane an epidemic which affects old people
    le regioni colpite dal maltempo the regions affected by the bad weather
    colpito dalla paralisi/dalla sfortuna stricken with paralysis/by misfortune
    è stato colpito da ordine di cattura there is a warrant out for his arrest

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'colpire' in Other Languages

British English: hit /hɪt/ VERB
If you hit something, you touch it with a lot of strength.
She hit the ball with the bat.
  • American English: hit
  • Arabic: يُصِيبُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: bater
  • Chinese: 打击
  • Croatian: udariti
  • Czech: udeřit
  • Danish: ramme
  • Dutch: slaan
  • European Spanish: golpear
  • Finnish: lyödä
  • French: heurter
  • German: schlagen
  • Greek: χτυπώ
  • Italian: colpire
  • Japanese: 打つ
  • Korean: (...을) 때리다 충돌
  • Norwegian: slå
  • Polish: uderzyć
  • European Portuguese: bater
  • Romanian: a lovi
  • Russian: ударять
  • Spanish: golpear
  • Swedish: slå smälla till
  • Thai: ตี
  • Turkish: vurmak
  • Ukrainian: бити
  • Vietnamese: đánh
British English: impress /ɪmˈprɛs/ VERB
If someone or something impresses you, you feel great admiration for them.
The students were trying to impress their girlfriends.
The film impresses on many levels.
  • American English: impress
  • Arabic: يُؤَثِّرُ فِي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: impressionar
  • Chinese: 留下印象
  • Croatian: impresionirati
  • Czech: udělat dojem
  • Danish: imponere
  • Dutch: indruk maken
  • European Spanish: impresionar
  • Finnish: tehdä vaikutus
  • French: impressionner
  • German: beeindrucken
  • Greek: εντυπωσιάζω
  • Italian: colpire
  • Japanese: 強く印象づける
  • Korean: 감명을 주다
  • Norwegian: imponere
  • Polish: zachwycić
  • European Portuguese: impressionar
  • Romanian: a impresiona
  • Russian: впечатлять
  • Spanish: impresionar
  • Swedish: imponera
  • Thai: ประทับใจ
  • Turkish: etkilemek iz bırakmak
  • Ukrainian: вражати
  • Vietnamese: gây ấn tượng
British English: poke /pəʊk/ VERB
If you poke someone or something, you quickly push them with your finger or with a sharp object.
She poked him in the ribs.
  • American English: poke
  • Arabic: يَلْكُمُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cutucar
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: bockati
  • Czech: šťouchnout
  • Danish: støde
  • Dutch: porren
  • European Spanish: clavar
  • Finnish: tökätä
  • French: donner un coup à
  • German: stupsen
  • Greek: μπήγω
  • Italian: colpire
  • Japanese: つつく
  • Korean: 찌르다
  • Norwegian: skubbe
  • Polish: szturchnąć
  • European Portuguese: espetar
  • Romanian: a înghionti
  • Russian: тыкать
  • Spanish: clavar
  • Swedish: stöta
  • Thai: แหย่ด้วยข้อศอกหรือนิ้ว
  • Turkish: dürtmek
  • Ukrainian: ткнути
  • Vietnamese: chọc
British English: strike /straɪk/ VERB
If you strike someone or something, you deliberately hit them.
She took a step forward and struck him across the face.
  • American English: strike
  • Arabic: يَضْرِبُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: bater em
  • Chinese: 打击
  • Croatian: udariti
  • Czech: udeřit někoho
  • Danish: slå
  • Dutch: slaan van vlag
  • European Spanish: golpear
  • Finnish: lyödä
  • French: frapper
  • German: schlagen
  • Greek: πλήττω χτυπώ
  • Italian: colpire
  • Japanese: 打つ
  • Korean: ...을 치다 치다
  • Norwegian: slå
  • Polish: uderzyć
  • European Portuguese: bater em
  • Romanian: a lovi
  • Russian: нападать
  • Spanish: golpear
  • Swedish: slå smälla till
  • Thai: ตี ดีด ปะทะ
  • Turkish: vurmak
  • Ukrainian: бити
  • Vietnamese: đập mạnh
British English: clout VERB
If you clout someone, you hit them.
He clouted him woth a baseball bat.
  • American English: clout
  • Brazilian Portuguese: esbofetear
  • Chinese:
  • European Spanish: dar un tortazo a
  • French: frapper
  • German: schlagen
  • Italian: colpire
  • Japanese: 殴る
  • Korean: 때리다
  • European Portuguese: bater
  • Spanish: dar un tortazo a

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Translation of colpire from the Collins Italian to English
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