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English translation of 'posare'



transitive verb

    1. (gen) to put (down)
    2. (piatto, vassoio) to lay o put (down)
    3. (fondamenta, cavo) to lay
    ha posato la penna sul tavolo he put the pen on the table
    posare gli occhi su to gaze at (con mire particolari) to set one'sights on
    posalo contro il muro stand o put it against the wall

intransitive verb

  1. (ponte, edificio, teoria)
    posare su to rest on
    1. (photography, art) to pose, sit
    2. (atteggiarsi) to pose
    posa a grande scrittore (figurative) he poses as a great writer
See posarsi

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'posare' in Other Languages

British English: posture VERB
You can say that someone is posturing when you disapprove of their behaviour because you think they are trying to give a particular impression in order to deceive people.
She says the President may just be posturing.
  • American English: posture
  • Brazilian Portuguese: posar
  • Chinese: 作态
  • European Spanish: aparentar
  • French: faire du cinéma
  • German: sich in Pose werfen
  • Italian: posare
  • Japanese: ふりをする
  • Korean: 가식을 부리다
  • European Portuguese: posar
  • Spanish: aparentar


Translation of posare from the Collins Italian to English
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