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English translation of 'di'

di

(di)
di + il = del, di + lo = dello, di + l' = dell', di + la = della, di + i = dei, di + gli = degli, di + le = delle

preposition

    1. (possesso) of
    2. (composto da, scritto da) by
    la macchina del mio amico/dei miei amici my friend's/friends' car
    la figlia dell'amica di mia madre the daughter of my mother's friend, my mother's friend's daughter
    una commedia di Goldoni a play by Goldoni
    l'ultimo libro di Umberto Eco Umberto Eco's latest book, the latest book by Umberto Eco
  1. (specificazione, denominazione) of
    il sindaco di Milano the mayor of Milan
    il mese di marzo the month of March
    la vita di campagna country life
    tavolo di cucina kitchen table
    sala di lettura reading-room
    il direttore dell'azienda the manager of the company
    il professore d'inglese the English teacher, the teacher of English
    il nome di Maria the name Mary
  2. (materiale)
    fatto di legno made of wood
    una casa di mattoni a brick house, a house made of brick(s)
    un'orologio d'oro a gold watch
    un sacchetto di plastica a plastic bag
    1. (provenienza) from, out of
    2. (posizione) in, on
    uscire di casa to come out of o leave the house
    i negozi di Milano the Milan shops, the shops in Milan
    i vicini del piano di sopra the upstairs neighbours, the people who live on the floor above us
    sono di Roma I am o come from Rome
  3. (tempo)
    di domenica on Sundays
    d'estate in (the) summer
    di giorno by day, during the day
    di mattina in the morning
    di notte by night at night in the night
    di sera in the evening
  4. (misura)
    un bimbo di 2 anni a 2-year-old child, a child of two
    un viaggio di 100 chilometri a 100-kilometre journey
    un chilo di farina a kilo of flour
    un viaggio di 2 giorni a 2-day journey
    un milione di lire a million lire
    una stanza di 2 metri per 3 a room measuring 2 metres by 3
    un gioiello di valore a valuable piece of jewellery
    un bicchiere di vino a glass of wine
  5. (mezzo, modo, causa)
    vestirsi di bianco to dress in white
    fermarsi di botto to stop dead o suddenly
    rispondere di brutto to answer brusquely
    è debole di cuore he has a weak heart
    urlare di dolore to scream with pain
    ridere di gusto to laugh heartily
    morire di cancro to die of cancer
    spalmare di burro to spread with butter
    sporcare qc di sugo to get sauce on sth
  6. (argomento) about, of
    discutere del tempo to talk about the weather
    trattato di medicina medical treatise
    parlare di qc to talk about sth
    libro di storia history book
  7. (abbondanza, privazione)
    pieno di full of
    povero di carbone poor in coal
    privo di lacking in
    ricco di risorse naturali rich in natural resources
    1. (paragone nei comparativi) than
    2. (paragone nei superlativi) of
    il migliore della classe the best in the class
    è meglio di me he's better than me
    è il migliore di tutti he is the best of all
    il migliore dei suoi libri his best book, the best of his books
    il migliore della città the best in the city
  8. (seguito da infinito)
    sa di aver sbagliato he knows (that) he did the wrong thing
    credo di capire I think (that) I understand
    ti chiedo di dirmi la verità I beg you to tell me the truth
    è degno di esser ricordato it's worth remembering
    tentò di scappare he tried to escape

partitive article

    1. (affermativo) some
    2. (negativo) any
    3. (interrogativo) any, some
    vuoi dei biscotti? would you like some biscuits?, do you want any biscuits?
    non ho dei libri I haven't any books, I have no books
    non vedo niente di meglio I can't see anything better
    c'erano delle persone che non conoscevo there were some people I didn't know
    ho dei soldi I've got some money
    non c'è nulla di strano there's nothing odd about it
    c'è del vero in quello che dici there's some truth in what you say
    vuoi del vino? would you like some wine?, do you want any wine?

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dio

(ˈdio)
Word forms:dei

masculine noun

  1. (mythology) (also figurative) god
    gli dei the gods
    si crede un dio he thinks he's wonderful
    canta come un dio he sings divinely
  2. (religion)
    Dio God
    credi in Dio? do you believe in God?
    Dio padre God the Father
    un senza Dio a godless person
    il buon Dio the good Lord
  3. (fraseologia)
    Dio mio! my goodness!, my God!
    Dio buono o santo! for God's sake!
    per Dio! by God!
    grazie a Dio! o Dio sia lodato o ringraziato! thank God!
    com'è vero Dio as God is my witness
    Dio sa quando finirà God knows when it's going to come to an end
    viene giù che Dio la manda it's raining cats and dogs, it's pouring with rain
    come Dio volle arrivammo somehow or other we got there
    se Dio vuole... God willing ...
    (che) Dio ce la mandi buona let's hope for the best
    Dio ce ne scampi e liberi God forbid

(di)

masculine noun

  1. (literary) day
    buon dì! good day (to you)!
    a dì = addì

'di' in Other Languages

British English: of /ɒv; əv/ PREPOSITION
belonging to You use of to show that one thing belongs to another.
…the holiday homes of the rich.
  • American English: of
  • Arabic: حَرْفُ وَصْلِ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: de
  • Chinese: ...的
  • Croatian: od
  • Czech: z
  • Danish: af
  • Dutch: van
  • European Spanish: de
  • Finnish: NO TRANSLATION
  • French: de
  • German: von
  • Greek: εξ
  • Italian: di
  • Japanese: ・・・の
  • Korean: ...의 속하다
  • Norwegian: av
  • Polish: z
  • European Portuguese: de
  • Romanian: al
  • Russian: с
  • Spanish: de
  • Swedish: av
  • Thai: ของ
  • Turkish: onun
  • Ukrainian: вказує на приналежність предметa
  • Vietnamese: của sở hữu
British English: from /frɒm; frəm/ PREPOSITION
demoting ingredients You use from to say what somebody used to make something.
This bread is made from white flour.
  • American English: from
  • Arabic: مِنْ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: de
  • Chinese: 由…而成
  • Croatian: od
  • Czech: z
  • Danish: af
  • Dutch: van
  • European Spanish: de
  • Finnish: -sta, -stäjauhoi[sta], vede[stä]
  • French: enà base de
  • German: aus
  • Greek: από
  • Italian: di
  • Japanese: ・・・から
  • Korean: ~으로
  • Norwegian: av
  • Polish: z
  • European Portuguese: de
  • Romanian: din
  • Russian: из
  • Spanish: a partir de
  • Swedish: av
  • Thai: ทำจาก
  • Turkish: dan
  • Ukrainian: з
  • Vietnamese: từ
British English: of /ɒv; əv/ PREPOSITION
used to talk about amounts You use of to talk about amounts.
...a glass of milk.
  • American English: of
  • Arabic: يعادل بناء الاضافة في اللغة العربية
  • Brazilian Portuguese: de
  • Chinese: 与量词连用
  • Croatian: od
  • Czech: od
  • Danish: no prep used in Danish
  • Dutch: met
  • European Spanish: de
  • Finnish: ilmaisee omistussuhdetta, liittymistä jhk ym., suom. yl genetiivirakenne
  • French: dequantité
  • German: sagt man nicht auf Deutsch
  • Greek: από
  • Italian: di
  • Japanese: ・・・の
  • Korean: ~의
  • Norwegian: med
  • Polish: nie tłumaczy się na język polski
  • European Portuguese: de
  • Romanian: de
  • Russian: (указывает на количественную характеристику)
  • Spanish: de
  • Swedish: med
  • Thai: ในจำนวน
  • Turkish: nın
  • Ukrainian: вказує на кількісну характеристику
  • Vietnamese: chứa
British English: to /tuː; tʊ; tə/ PARTICLE
You use to before the infinitive, the simple form of a verb.
It was time to leave.
  • American English: to
  • Arabic: لِ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: de
  • Chinese: 用于动词不定式之前
  • Croatian: za
  • Czech: kčástice označující infinitiv
  • Danish: at
  • Dutch: te
  • European Spanish: partícula de infinitivo
  • Finnish: infinitiivin partikkeli, <käytetään erilaisissa infinitiivirakenteissa>
  • French: infinitif
  • German: zu
  • Greek: να
  • Italian: di
  • Japanese: 不定詞の前に用いられる
  • Korean: 부정사용법
  • Norwegian: å
  • Polish: nie tłumaczy się na język polski
  • European Portuguese: de
  • Romanian: aparticulă a infinitivului
  • Russian: (признак неопределенной формы глагола)
  • Spanish: (forma infinitva de los verbos)
  • Swedish: att
  • Thai: ที่จะ
  • Turkish: n/a
  • Ukrainian: вказує на неозначену форму дієслова
  • Vietnamese: dùng để đứng trước một động từ chưa chia

Source

Translation of di from the Collins Italian to English
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