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English translation of 'forte'

forte 1



    1. (gen) (also figurative) strong
    2. (luce, tinta) strong, bright
    3. (nevicata, pioggia) heavy
    4. (voce, musica) loud
    5. (ceffone, colpo) hard
    6. (somma, aumento) large, big
    7. (spesa) considerable
    un vento forte a strong wind
    è più forte di me he's stronger than me
    ho un forte mal di testa/raffreddore I have a bad headache/heavy cold
    questo curry è un po' forte this curry is rather hot
    un forte fumatore a heavy smoker
    un forte colpo in testa a hard knock on the head
    un rumore forte a loud noise
    taglie forti (fashion) outsize
    usare le maniere forti to use strong-arm methods o tactics
    piatto forte (cookery) main dish
    pezzo forte pièce de résistance
    dare man forte a qn to back sb up, support sb
    essere forte in qc to be good at sth
    è forte in matematica he is good at maths
    essere forte di qc to be confident of sth
    farsi forte di qc to make use of sth, avail o.s. of sth
    non voglio piangere ma è più forte di me I don't want to cry but I can't help it
  1. (informal, bello, bravo) amazing, great
    che forte! (informal) amazing!, fantastic!
    è proprio forte! he's really good!


    1. (velocemente) fast
    2. (a volume alto) loud(ly)
    3. (violentemente) hard
    tenersi forte to hold tight
    tieniti forte! hold tight!
    giocare forte to play for high stakes
    andare forte (informal)
    1. (essere bravo) to be amazing, be fantastic
    2. (aver successo) to be all the rage
    correva forte he was running fast
    ha picchiato forte la testa she hit her head hard
    non parlare così forte don't speak so loud
    potresti parlare più forte? could you speak louder?

masculine noun

  1. (persona)
    il forte e il debole the strong and the weak (punto forte) strong point, forte

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forte 2


masculine noun

  1. (fortezza) fort

'forte' in Other Languages

British English: fort /fɔːt/ NOUN
A fort is a strong building that is used as a military base.
  • American English: fort
  • Arabic: حِصْن
  • Brazilian Portuguese: forte
  • Chinese: 堡垒
  • Croatian: utvrda
  • Czech: pevnost
  • Danish: fort
  • Dutch: fort
  • European Spanish: fuerte
  • Finnish: linnake
  • French: fort château
  • German: Festung
  • Greek: φρούριο
  • Italian: forte fortezza
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 요새
  • Norwegian: fort
  • Polish: fort
  • European Portuguese: forte
  • Romanian: fort
  • Russian: форт
  • Spanish: fuerte
  • Swedish: fort befästningsverk
  • Thai: ป้อม
  • Turkish: kale
  • Ukrainian: форт
  • Vietnamese: thành trì
British English: strong /strɒŋ/ ADJECTIVE
person Someone who is strong is healthy with good muscles.
I'm not strong enough to carry him.
  • American English: strong
  • Arabic: قَوِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: forte
  • Chinese: 强壮的
  • Croatian: jak
  • Czech: silný
  • Danish: stærk
  • Dutch: sterk
  • European Spanish: fuerte poderoso
  • Finnish: vahva
  • French: fort pas faible
  • German: stark
  • Greek: δυνατός
  • Italian: forte potente
  • Japanese: 強い
  • Korean: 튼튼한
  • Norwegian: sterk
  • Polish: silny
  • European Portuguese: forte
  • Romanian: puternic
  • Russian: сильный
  • Spanish: fuerte
  • Swedish: stark
  • Thai: แข็งแรง
  • Turkish: güçlü
  • Ukrainian: сильний
  • Vietnamese: khỏe
British English: strong /strɒŋ/ ADJECTIVE
object Strong things are not easy to break.
This strong plastic will not crack.
  • American English: strong
  • Arabic: قَوِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: forte
  • Chinese: 结实的
  • Croatian: čvrst
  • Czech: pevný
  • Danish: stærk
  • Dutch: sterk
  • European Spanish: fuerte
  • Finnish: vahva
  • French: solide
  • German: stark
  • Greek: σκληρός
  • Italian: forte
  • Japanese: 頑丈な
  • Korean: 단단한
  • Norwegian: sterk
  • Polish: mocny
  • European Portuguese: resistente
  • Romanian: rezistent
  • Russian: прочный
  • Spanish: resistente
  • Swedish: stark
  • Thai: แข็ง
  • Turkish: güçlü
  • Ukrainian: міцний
  • Vietnamese: chắc
British English: forceful ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as forceful, you approve of them because they express their opinions and wishes in a strong, emphatic, and confident way.
He was a man of forceful character, with considerable insight and diplomatic skills.
British English: mighty ADJECTIVE
Mighty is used to describe something that is very large or powerful.
There was a flash and a mighty bang.
British English: pungent ADJECTIVE
Something that is pungent has a strong, sharp smell or taste which is often so strong that it is unpleasant.
The more herbs you use, the more pungent the sauce will be.
  • American English: pungent
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pungente
  • Chinese: 刺鼻的
  • European Spanish: acre
  • French: piquant
  • German: scharf
  • Italian: forte
  • Japanese: 刺すように刺激する
  • Korean: 톡 쏘는듯 자극적인
  • European Portuguese: pungente
  • Spanish: acre


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