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IngleseItaliano
car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (automobile)automobile, auto nf
  (informale)macchina nf
 The car sped down the highway.
 La macchina percorreva rapida l'autostrada.
car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (railway coach)vagone nm
  carrozza nf
  carro nm
 The brakeman uncoupled the cars.
 Il frenatore ha sganciato i vagoni.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (streetcar)tram nm
 I paid my fare as I stepped into the car.
 Ho pagato il biglietto mentre salivo sul tram.
car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (elevator)ascensore nm
  (di ascensore)cabina nf
 The car stopped on the second floor.
 L'ascensore si è fermato al secondo piano.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
air car auto ad aria compressa
armored car USauto blindata
armoured car,
US: armored car
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(reinforced vehicle) (automobile)automobile blindata nf
 Brinks company sends its agents in armored cars to collect money from the banks.
  (furgone)furgone blindato nm
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. I documenti del maxi-processo sono stati portati in tribunale a bordo di un furgone blindato scortato da quattro macchine della polizia.
baggage car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (coach of train for luggage, etc.)vagone bagagli nm
baggage car vagone bagagli
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.
beat-up car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (car in poor condition) (auto vecchia)rottame, catorcio, macinino nm
  (auto vecchia)carretta, carriola nf
 I love my beat-up car, even though it´s covered in dents and scratches.
 Adoro la mia carriola, anche se è piena di colpi e righe.
bubble car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small 1950s car) (storico: tipo di auto)bubble car nf
buffet car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (train: refreshments carriage) (treno)carrozza ristorante nf
 The train doesn't have a buffet car so be sure to bring some snacks for the trip.
 Il treno non ha una carrozza ristorante, quindi ricordatevi di portare qualcosa da mangiare in viaggio.
bumper car (amusement parks)autoscontro nm
business car auto aziendale
by car advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (via motor vehicle)in automobile, in auto
  (informale)in macchina
 By car, you could get from Lansing to Detroit in about two hours.
 Per andare da Lansing a Detroit in auto ci vogliono due ore.
cable car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ski lift)funivia nf
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Andiamo in funivia fino al rifugio, poi ci riempiamo di pizzoccheri!
cable car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (streetcar)funicolare nf
  tram a fune nm
car accident nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (automobile crash)incidente stradale, incidente automobilistico, incidente d'auto nm
 The number of car accidents has fallen in Western Europe over the past 3 years.
 Il numero di incidenti stradali è diminuito considerevolmente nell'Europa occidentale negli ultimi 3 anni.
car bomb nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (incendiary device in an automobile)autobomba nf
car boot sale,
US: garage sale,
yard sale
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (garage sale held in public place) (in luogo pubblico)mercatino dell'usato, mercatino delle pulci nm
  (in luogo privato)vendita di oggetti usati davanti a casa, vendita di oggetti usati davanti al garage nf
 They sold a lot of their old things in a garage sale. There is a car boot sale every week in the town's main car park.
 C'è un mercatino delle pulci ogni settimana nel parcheggio principale del paese.
 Hanno fatto una vendita di oggetti usati davanti a casa dove hanno venduto un bel po' delle loro vecchie cose.
car chase nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pursuit by vehicle)inseguimento in auto nm
car coat cappotto corto
car coat (clothing)cappotto corto nm
  car-coat nm
car crash nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (automobile accident)incidente stradale, incidente automobilistico, incidente d'auto nm
 The driver was killed in the car crash but the passenger survived.
 Nell'incidente stradale il guidatore è morto e il passeggero ha riportato gravi ferite.
car ferry traghetto per auto
car fleet parco auto nm
car frame nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (chassis)scocca nf
  telaio nm
  (obsoleto)chassis nm
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Il sistema produttivo prevede il montaggio dei componenti sulla scocca.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Il telaio è lo scheletro dell'auto.
car hire nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (vehicle rental)autonoleggio, noleggio auto nm
 Low cost airlines can often offer you special low cost car hire too.
 Certe compagnie aeree low cost hanno anche offerte speciali di noleggio auto.
car hood (US),
car bonnet (US)
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(part covering car's engine) (di automobile)cofano nm
car horn nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (automobile's warning hooter)clacson nm
  (formale, non comune)avvisatore acustico nm
 The proper use of the [car] horn is overlooked by a lot of motorists.
 Molti automobilisti fanno un uso improprio del clacson.
car keys nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (set of keys to unlock and start an automobile)chiavi della macchina nfpl
 I lost my car keys, so I had to walk home to get an extra set.
 Ho perso le chiavi della macchina, cosí sono dovuto andare a casa a piedi a prendere il doppione.
car lot nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (car sales area)piazzale nm
 That vehicle dealership has a huge car lot.
 Quella concessionaria ha un piazzale enorme.
car maintenance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (care and repair of an automobile)manutenzione dell'auto nf
 Regular car maintenance helps prolong the life of your car.
 Una manutenzione dell'auto regolare aiuta a prolungarne la durata.
car mileage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fuel consumption)consumo di carburante, consumo nm
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Il consumo della mia auto è di 15 km con un litro.
car mileage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (miles travelled)chilometraggio nm
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Quando si acquista un'auto usata, non bisogna badare solo al chilometraggio.
car park (parking lot)parcheggio nm
car payment nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (repayment amount on a car-buying loan)rata della macchina nf
 I lost my job so I'm afraid I won't be able to make my car payment this month.
 Ho perso il lavoro e purtroppo questo mese non potrò pagare la rata della macchina.
car plates nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (vehicle: registration plaques) (veicoli)targhe nfpl
 The hit and run happened so fast no one saw the car plates.
 La rapina avvenne così rapidamente che nessuno riuscì a vedere le targhe.
car port nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (covered parking)posto auto coperto nm
car rental autonoleggio nm
car ride nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (journey, outing in a car)viaggio in macchina nm
  gita in macchina nf
 When I was a child, my family went for a car ride every Sunday.
 Quando ero bambino la mia famiglia faceva una gita in macchina ogni domenica.
car salesman,
plural: car salesmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(male: sells automobiles)venditore di auto nm
 A good car salesman will not let you walk away without buying a car.
 Un buon venditore di auto non vi lascia andare via senza averne comprata una.
car seat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (child's removable seat in a car) (per automobile)seggiolino nm
 A car seat must fit the child correctly.
car service servizi automobilistici
car thief nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] who steals automobiles)ladro di macchine nm
car trunk,
UK: car boot
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (automobile: boot)bagagliaio dell'auto, baule dell'auto nm
 When we went to the drive-in we would usually sneak in some friends in the car trunk.
 Quando andavamo al drive-in di solito portavamo di nascosti degli amici nel bagagliaio dell'auto.
car wash nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (facility: vehicle cleaning)autolavaggio nm
  (non comune)lavaggio auto nm
 My car is so dirty that I must take it to the car wash.
 La mia macchina è talmente sporca che devo portarla all'autolavaggio.
car window nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (window of an automobile)finestrino dell'auto nm
 She rolled down the car window to say hello to the neighbors.
 Ha abbassato il finestrino dell'auto per salutare i vicini.
club car  (in un treno)vagone ristorante nm
club car (train car)carrozza salone nf
compact car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small economical car)auto compatta nf
 The company launched a new model of the compact car about a month ago.
 Circa un mese fa la compagnia ha lanciato un nuovo modello dell'auto compatta.
courtesy car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vehicle provided free of charge)auto di cortesia, vettura di cortesia nf
 Al's Garage always lends me a courtesy car to drive while they repair my own car.
 L'officina di Al mi presta sempre un'auto di cortesia per andare in giro mentre mi riparano la macchina.
cruise car auto da turismo
dining car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (train carriage where food is served)vagone ristorante
 It's a good idea to reserve ahead if you want a table in the dining car.
 È una buona idea prenotare in anticipo se si vuole un tavolo nel vagone ristorante.
economy car  (automob.)utilitaria nf
electric car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (car powered by electricity)auto elettrica nf
 The auto industry needs to develop a cost-effective electric car.
 L'industria dell'auto deve sviluppare un'auto elettrica dai costi competitivi.
estate car vettura familiare
freight car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (railway carriage for cargo)carro merci, vagone merci nm
 The train was made up of about 40 freight cars.
 Il treno era composto da circa 40 carri merci.
funny car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (type of drag racing) (dragster)funny car nf
 They're called funny cars because the placement of the rear wheels gives them a funny appearance.
 Le chiamano "funny car" per il loro buffo aspetto, dovuto alla particolare collocazione delle ruote posteriori.
gas up the car fare benzina, fare rifornimento
horse-car carro ippotrainato
hybrid car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vehicle with combined power source)automobile ibrida, auto ibrida nf
 I bought a hybrid car to avoid high gasoline costs.
 Ho comprato un'auto ibrida per risparmiare sui costi della benzina.
jump a car,
jump-start a car
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
slang (start a car using jump leads) (auto)far partire con batteria esterna
 The battery was dead, so I had to jump-start the car.
 La batteria si era scaricata così dovetti far partire la macchina con una batteria esterna.
life car auto a vita
mail car carrozza postale
model car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (miniature or toy vehicle)modellino d'auto nm
  automodello nm
motor car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. dated (car, automobile) (formale)autovettura nf
  automobile nf
observation car carrozza panoramica
observation car (railroad passenger car)carrozza panoramica nf
pace car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (in race)safety car nf
panda car UK (police car) (GB)-
Nota: piccola automobile della polizia
passenger car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (carriage of a train) (ferrovia: vagone passeggeri)carrozza, carrozza passeggeri nf
 The ticket inspector walked through the passenger car and checked all the tickets.
  vagone passeggeri nm
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Sul treno delle vacanze oltre ai vagoni passeggeri c'è anche un vagone per le biciclette.
patrol car,
squad car
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(on-duty police automobile)auto di pattuglia nf
 Slow down to the speed limit -- there's a patrol car around the bend. I pulled over when I saw the patrol car's lights in my rear-view mirror.
 Rallenta fino al limite di velocità, c'è un'auto della polizia dietro la curva. Quando ho visto le luci dell'auto di pattuglia nello specchietto retrovisore ho accostato.
police car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vehicle used by police)auto della polizia, macchina della polizia nf
 We arrived to see a police car outside our home. Within minutes of the alarm going off, 12 police cars were surrounding the building.
 Quando siamo arrivati c'era una macchina della polizia davanti a casa. Dopo pochi minuti da quando scattò l'allarme, 12 auto della polizia circondavano l'edificio.
post car automobile di servizio postale
race car,
racing car
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(high-powered motor vehicle for racing)auto da corsa, auto da competizione nf
 The race car sped round the track at 150 miles per hour.
 L'auto da corsa correva lungo il tracciato a 150 chilometri all'ora.
  macchina da corsa nf
 La macchina da corsa correva lungo il tracciato a 150 chilometri all'ora.
racing car (car for racing)automobile da corsa nf
radio car (vehicle with two-way radio)radiomobile nf
rental car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (hired motor vehicle)auto a noleggio, macchina a noleggio nf
 Please allow plenty of time for you to return your rental car.
restaurant car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (train carriage with buffet)carrozza ristorante nf
  vagone ristorante nm
 We dined in the restaurant car while passing through the Swiss Alps.
 Cenammo nella carrozza ristorante mentre attraversavamo le Alpi svizzere.
 Cenammo nel vagone ristorante mentre attraversavamo le Alpi svizzere.
rocket car macchina razzo
safety car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (motorsport: vehicle that sets slow pace)safety car nf
 After the crash the safety car led the race cars at a slow pace while the wreckage was cleared.
 Dopo l'incidente la safety car mantenne le auto in gara a una velocità ridotta finché i rottami non furono rimossi.
saloon car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (car: sedan)berlina nf
sleeping car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (train carriage fitted with bed)vagone letto nm
sport car macchina sportiva
sports car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small, low, fast car)macchina sportiva nf
 We knew Tom was going through a mid-life crisis when he bought a sports car.
 Ci fu chiaro che Tom stava attraversando una crisi di mezza età quando di comprò una macchina sportiva.
sprint car macchina da corsa
squad car automobile della polizia
staff car automobile aziendale nf
stock car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (car altered for racing)stock car, auto da corsa nf
stock car,
BE: cattle car
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (train: car carrying livestock)vagone bestiame, carro bestiame nm
tank car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (train that transports liquids, etc.) (ferrovia)carro cisterna nm
touring car (autom.)berlina a due porte
tourist car (train)carrozza di seconda classe
tow car (autom.)carro attrezzi con gru
town car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (luxury vehicle) (auto d'epoca)coupé de ville, town car nf
  (auto moderna)limousine, auto di lusso nf
 The executive was picked up in a Lincoln town car.
 Andarono a prendere l'uomo d'affari con una coupè de ville Lincoln.
toy car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (child's plaything: miniature vehicle) (giocattolo)macchinina, macchina giocattolo nf
train car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (carriage of a railway train)vagone di treno
tram car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (tramway carriage)vagone del tram nm
truck car carro a carrelli
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