English translation of 'motivo'
- (causa, ragione)
for no reasonqual è il motivo del tuo ritardo?
what is the reason for your lateness?avere un motivo valido per fare qc
to have a valid reason for doing sthho un motivo valido per andarmene
I've got a good reason for leavingper motivi di salute
for health reasons,
on health groundsmotivi personali
personal reasonssi è dimesso per motivi personali
he resigned for personal reasonsper quale motivo?
for what reason?per questo motivo
for this reason,
thereforemia madre sta male, motivo per cui non potrò venire
my mother is ill so I won't be able to come
- (di opera letteraria)
to give reasons for
'motivo' in Other Languages
British English: motive /ˈməʊtɪv/ NOUN
Your motive for doing something is your reason for doing it.
What motive could he have for lying?
- American English: motive
- Arabic: حَافِزٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: motivo
- Chinese: 动机
- Croatian: motiv
- Czech: motiv
- Danish: motiv
- Dutch: motief
- European Spanish: motivo
- Finnish: motiivi
- French: mobile raison
- German: Motiv
- Greek: κίνητρο
- Italian: motivo
- Japanese: 動機
- Korean: 동기 장려금
- Norwegian: motiv
- Polish: motyw
- European Portuguese: motivo
- Romanian: motiv
- Russian: мотив побуждение
- Spanish: motivo
- Swedish: motiv
- Thai: เหตุจูงใจ
- Turkish: sebep
- Ukrainian: мотив
- Vietnamese: động cơ
British English: motif NOUN
A motif is a design which is used as a decoration or as part of an artistic pattern.
...a rose motif.
British English: pattern NOUN
design A pattern is an arrangement of lines or shapes, especially a design in which the same shape is repeated at regular intervals over a surface.
...a golden robe embroidered with red and purple thread stitched into a pattern of flames.
Translation of motivo from the Collins Italian to English Dictionary
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