be

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 /biː/

For the verb: "to be"

Simple Past: was, were
Past Participle: been

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Compound Forms/Forme composte
be done vi + adj (have been carried out)essere finito, essere terminato vi
 Once your chores are done you can play the Playstation.
 Quando i tuoi doveri sono terminati potrai giocare alla Playstation.
be done vi + adj informal (have finished doing [sth])avere finito vi
be done doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (have finished doing [sth])avere finito di fare qualcosa vi
 I'm done stacking the shelves; what should I do next?
 Ho finito di riempire gli scaffali: che cosa devo fare adesso?
be done with doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (have finished [sth] undesirable)  (cambiamento, per sempre)avere smesso di fare qlcs vi
 I'm a college graduate now; I'm done with waiting on tables!
be doomed to essere destinato a
be down on avercela con
be due essere in procinto/ vicina al parto
be due   (essere in scadenza)scadere v
be due to essere in procinto di
be duly executed viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be carried out in accordance with law)venire debitamente eseguito vi
be duly informed of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be notified of [sth])essere debitamente informato v
 When he was arrested, Gary was duly informed of his rights by the policeman.
 Quando è stato arrestato, Gary è stato debitamente informato sui suoi diritti dal poliziotto.
be easy essere facile
be easy on andarci piano con
be easy with andarci piano con
be embarrassed essere imbarazzato
be employed in essere impiegato in
be endowed with [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be gifted or equipped with [sth])essere dotato di v
 He is endowed with a huge sense of humor.
 È dotato di un enorme senso dell'umorismo.
be enough bastare v
be enough essere abbastanza v
be enough essere sufficiente v
be equivalent to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be the same as)essere lo stesso di, essere equivalente a qlcs vi
  equivalere a qlcs vi
 What you just did is equivalent to stealing.
 Quello che hai appena fatto equivale a rubare.
be equivalent to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (equal, equate to)equivalere a qlcs vi
be essential for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be necessary for)essere essenziale per, essere indispensabile per vi
 An atmosphere containing oxygen is essential for the maintenance of human life.
 Un atmosfera contenente ossigeno è essenziale per il proseguimento della vita umana.
be excited essere eccitato/contento
be faithful to [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (not cheat sexually on)essere fedele a qlcn vi
 I will only stay with my boyfriend if he is faithful to me.
 Rimarrò con il mio ragazzo solo se mi sarà fedele.
be faithful to [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (adhere closely to)essere fedele a qlcs vi
be far from distare v
be far from essere lontano da v
be fashionable essere di moda
be featured essere formato
be filled with [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be full of [sth])essere ripieno di qlcs vi
  essere riempito di qlcs v
 The pastries are filled with cream cheese.
 Le paste sono ripiene di crema al formaggio.
be followed by [sth/sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (precede, come before)essere seguito da vi
 The calm is always followed by the storm.
be found out viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (have one's crime discovered)essere scoperto, essere smascherato vi
be founded on essere fondato su
be free essere libero
be frightened by [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be startled or scared by [sth])essere spaventato da qlcs v
 I was frightened by the dog when he started to bark loudly.
 Sono stata spaventata dal cane quando ha iniziato ad abbaiare forte.
be game essere pronto
be game essere coraggioso
be gone essere via, essere assente, stare via, stare lontano vi
be good interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (do not misbehave)comportati bene!, comportatevi bene! inter
be gunning for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang (aim to harm [sb])prendere di mira vtr
 My new manager has been gunning for me since I had that last period of absence.
 A causa delle mie assenze dal lavoro il nuovo capo mi ha preso di mira.
be had vi + pp slang (be deceived)farsi ingannare, farsi truffare v rif
   (informale)farsi fregare v rif
 You paid a thousand for it? It's a fake! You've been had!
be hard on essere duro con
be hard on [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (treat [sb] harshly, sternly)essere severo con qlcn, essere duro con qlcn vi
 My parents were hard on me when I was growing up.
 I miei genitori furono severi con durante la mia crescita.
be hard put essere in difficoltà
be headed for [sth],
UK: be heading for [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US, literal (be going towards [sth])andare verso, dirigersi verso vi
 The tour group is currently headed for Central Park, located in the center of Manhattan.
 La comitiva di turisti sta ora andando verso Central Park, situato al centro di Manhattan.
be headed for [sth],
UK: be heading for [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US, figurative (have [sth] as likely consequence)  (figurato)andare verso, dirigersi verso vi
 They are heading for disaster; the company has run out of cash and they have no assets to sell.
 Stanno andando verso il disastro: l'impresa ha finito i soldi e non hanno cespiti da vendere.
be heavy on consumare molto di vtr
be hit by a car v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be knocked down)essere investito da un'auto, essere investito da una macchina vi
   (informale)essere preso sotto da un'auto, essere preso sotto da una macchina vi
 Greg crossed the street without checking for traffic, and was consequently hit by a car.
 Greg ha attraversato la strada senza guardare ed è stato investito da una macchina.
be home alone v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (child: be left unsupervised)essere a casa da solo vi
 Since Billy's parents were out for the day, he was left home alone.
 Billy è stato lasciato a casa da solo dato che i genitori erano fuori per tutto il giorno.
be honest essere onesto
be hot avere caldo
be iffy about doing [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (be dubious or doubtful)  (essere incerto)essere in dubbio se fare qlcs vi
 Jessica was iffy about going to the party as she knew her ex-boyfriend was going to be there.
 Jessica era in dubbio se andare o meno alla festa poiché sapeva che ci sarebbe stato il suo ex ragazzo.
be iffy about [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (be dubious or doubtful)essere in dubbio su qlcs vi
  avere dubbi su qlcs vtr
be imprisoned essere imprigionato
be in charge   (general meaning)comandare v
be in command of oneself contenersi
be in evidence essere in evidenza avv
be in it esserci dentro
be in office essere in carica
be in receipt of avere ricevuto
be in the dark essere all'oscuro
be in the driver's seat,
take the driver's seat,
have the driver's seat,
be in the driving seat
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (have control)  (figurato)avere una posizione di comando vtr
   (figurato)avere il timone vtr
 If he thinks he can lead the team better, let him have the driver's seat.
 Se crede di poter guidare meglio il team allora lasciate che abbia lui il timone.
be in the habit to solere v
be in the running essere in corsa
be in the works essere in via di esecuzione
be in time essere in orario
be in touch v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (stay in contact)essere in contatto con qlcn vi
  mantenersi in contatto con qlcn v rif
   (informale)sentirsi con qlcn v rif
 Are you two still in touch?
 Vi sentite ancora?
be in touch v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (make contact)  (informale: essere in contatto)sentirsi v rif
 We'll be in touch soon.
 Ci sentiamo presto.
be in touch with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (make contact)essere in contatto con qn vi
 Have you been in touch with her recently?
 Sei ancora in contatto con lei?
be in touch with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (habitually be in contact)  (rivolto a persone)mantenere i contatti con vtr
  essere in contatto con vi
 Are you still in touch with your friends from high school?
 Sei ancora in contatto con i tuoi ex compagni di liceo?
be in touch with sthg essere in contatto con
be incompatible with viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." escludersi v rif
be informed about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (know all about [sth])conoscere bene qlcs, sapere bene qlcs vtr
 Lisa is well informed about American history; she recieved an A+ on her essay.
 Lisa conosce bene la storia americana, ha preso 10 nel suo compito.
be informed about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be told or updated about [sth])essere informato su qlcs v
 Through presentations by her staff, the president was informed about the crisis situation in the distant state.
 La presidentessa è stata informata sulla situazione di crisi nel paese distante tramite presentazioni del suo staff.
be insured against all liability v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have protection against 3rd-party claims)essere assicurato contro ogni responsabilità v
be into it esserci dentro, esserne coinvolto
be intoxicated essere intossicato
be involved in viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."   (un'attività)occuparsi di v rif
be it so e così sia
be judgmental essere critico
be just essere giusto
be just like [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (be typical, expected of [sb])essere tipico di qn vi
   (essere tipico di qlcn)essere da qlcn vi
  Quel comportamento ci sorprese molto, non era da lui.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
be just the ticket essere proprio quel che ci vuole
be kept waiting essere lasciato ad attendere
be kind to [sb] essere gentile con qualcuno
be knowledgeable about   (essere ferrato in)intendersi di qc v rif
be known as essere conosciuto come
be known by essere conosciuto da
be known for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be identified or famous for)essere noto per vi
 That restaurant is known for its excellent seafood.
be late v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (not arrive on time)essere in ritardo vi
  arrivare in ritardo vi
 We have a departmental meeting this morning so I daren't be late. Don't be late for your own wedding.
 Stamattina abbiamo una riunione di reparto quindi non posso essere in ritardo.
 Non arrivate in ritardo al vostro matrimonio.
be led by [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be guided)farsi guidare da qlcs v
 I will be led by my doctor's advice.
 Mi farò guidare dai consigli del mio medico.
be led by [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be managed)essere guidato da qlcn, essere diretto da qlcn, essere gestito da qlcn vi
 The research project was led by a university professor.
 Il progetto di ricerca era diretto da un professore universitario.
be led to do [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be prompted)essere indotto a fare qlcs v
 We were led to believe that the chemical was not dangerous, but it turned out to be highly toxic.
 Siamo stati indotti a credere che il composto chimico non fosse pericoloso, ma si è rivelato essere altamente tossico.
be lengthy essere prolisso
be level pegging v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." UK, informal (be in equal position)essere sullo stesso livello vi
be like vi + prep (resemble)essere come qn, essere simile a qn vi
 Michael is just like his father: he loves to play tennis.
 Michele è come suo padre, adora il tennis.
be like a real bear (irritable)  (irritabile)avere un diavolo per capello nm
be like talking to a brick wall v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (not be listened to)  (figurato: con chi non ascolta)essere come parlare a un muro v
 Talking to Esther is like talking to a brick wall; neither one will listen!
 Parlare a Esther è come parlare al muro; nessuno dei due ascolta.
be located viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be situated)trovarsi v rif
 We are located at the corner of Elm and Main.
 Ci troviamo all'angolo fra Elm e Main Street.
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