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how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in what manner)come avv
 Did you see how he looked at me?
 Hai visto come mi ha guardato?
how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by what means)come avv
 Do you know how to fix this TV?
 Sai come riparare il televisore?
how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in what condition)come avv
 How are you?
 Come stai?
how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to what extent)quanto avv
 How strong do you like your coffee?
 Quanto lo vuoi forte il caffè?
how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (intensifier)come, quanto avv
 How kind of you!
 Come è gentile da parte tua!
 
Additional Translations
how
how come
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(why)come mai avv
 How come she didn't say anything?
 Come mai non ha detto niente?
how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (meaning what)come avv
 I don't know how to understand her comments.
 Non so come interpretare i suoi commenti.
how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by what name)come avv
 I'm not sure how he was called as a boy.
 Non mi ricordo come era chiamato da ragazzo.
how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (what)come avv
  cosa pron
 How's that? What did you say?
 Come? Che cosa hai detto?
 Cosa? Che cosa hai detto?
  Segnala un errore

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
as how   (similitudine)come
here's how ecco come
how ...!   (esclamativo)quanto ...!
how about informal (introducing a suggestion)  (suggerimento)che ne dici di, che ne dite di, che ne pensi di
how about that interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing delighted surprise)  (sorpresa)pensa un po'! inter
 My sister is expecting twins. How about that!
how about that! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing that one is impressed)  (sorpresa)ah però! inter
how are you come va
how are you   (informal)come stai
How are you doing? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (conventional greeting)come va la vita?, come stai? inter
   (informale)come butta? inter
how are you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (conventional greeting)come va la vita?, come stai? inter
   (informale)come butta? inter
how big? informal (of what dimensions?)quanto grande? avv
 How big a portion of chocolate cake do you want?
 Vorremmo un tavolo per la cucina. "Certo, quanto lo volete grande?"
  quanto? avv
 Quanta torta vuoi?
how come informal (why is it that)come mai? avv
Nota: how come is short for the phrase "How did it come to be that..."
 How come you aren't at work?
 Come mai non sei al lavoro oggi?
how come? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (why? or how?)come mai?, com'è possibile? inter
how convenient! che pratico!, quanto è pratico!
How dare you! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing indignation)come ti permetti! inter
how do you ... come si fa ...
how do you do interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" formal (pleased to meet you)piacere, piacere di conoscerla inter
 How do you do? I'm delighted to meet you.
how do you do? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." formal (pleased to meet you)  (presentazione)piacere
how embarrassing! che imbarazzante!, quanto è imbarazzante!, che imbarazzo!
how far (to or at what distance)quanto lontano, quanto distante avv
how far? (to or at what distance?)quanto lontano?, quanto distante? avv
 How far is it to the nearest gas station from here?
 Quanto è lontana la chiesa da casa tua?
  quanto dista? avv
 Quanto dista da qui la più vicina stazione di benzina?
how goes it come va
how goes it? informal (how are you?)come va?
 Hello, John - long time, no see! How goes it?
 Ciao Giovanni, da quanto tempo! Come va?
how is it going? informal, but also polite  (informale)come va?
how is it that come mai
how is it that? com'è che…?
how is it that...? (can you explain how …?)come può essere?, come si spiega?, come spieghi?
how it goes come va
how it is (reality, the way life is)così stanno le cose
how long (time: for what duration)quanto tempo avv
 How long does it take to boil an egg?
 Quanto tempo ci vuole per fare un uovo sodo?
  quanto a lungo avv
 Quanto a lungo vivono le tartarughe?
how long (measurement: what length)quanto lungo avv
 How long is the Great Wall of China?
 Quanto è lunga la grande muraglia cinese?
how many (what number)quanti agg
Nota: Al femminile "quante".
 How many times have you been abroad?
 Quanti spaghetti devo cucinare per tre persone?
how much (what amount, what degree)quanto agg
 It's not important how much effort you put into the job - it's results that count!
 Quanto zucchero ci vuole per la torta di carote?
how much (to what degree, to what extent)quanto avv
 It doesn't matter how much I try to please my boss, he still isn't satisfied.
 Non riesco neanche a descrivere quanto io ami nuotare in mare.
how much does it cost? quanto costa?
how much is it? quanto costa?
How much is it? quanto è?, quant'è?
how now come va
how often (the frequency with which)ogni quanto, quante volte
how often (with what frequency)ogni quanto?, quante volte?
how should I know come posso saperlo
how should I know? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (I don't know)come faccio a saperlo?
how soon advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (when the earliest time will be)quando, tra quanto avv
how soon conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (the earliest time that)non appena cong
how things are come vanno le cose
how you doin' come va
how you doin'?   (saluto informale)Come va?, Come stai?
how-do-you-do   (nelle presentazioni)piacere v
how-to nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (instructional guide)istruzioni nfpl
 This is more of a how-to than a full explanation of the principles involved.
how-to book nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (instructional book, manual)manuale nm
 I wanted to save money and service my own car so I bought a how-to book on car mechanics.
 Volevo risparmiare soldi e ripararmi la macchina da solo, perciò mi sono comprato un manuale di meccanica per auto.
know-how nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (technical knowledge)know-how nm
 I don't have the know-how to fix it.
 Molte ditte ormai vendono il know-how piuttosto che il prodotto finito.
let me know how it goes fammi sapere come va
no matter how conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (whichever way)non importa come
 No matter how hard I try, I can't draw as well as you.
no matter how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in whatever way)non importa come
 No matter how you say it, turning someone down for a date is going to hurt their feelings.
not how things are non per come sono le cose adesso
not know how non sapere come
show how vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (demonstrate the way that)mostrare, far vedere vtr
 Can you show me how this machine works?
technical know-how nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (practical and specialist skills)competenze tecniche nfpl
 We are stuck, we need to bring in somebody with the technical know-how to drag us out of this mess or we will lose our jobs !
tell how vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (describe the manner in which)dire come fare qc, spiegare come fare qc
 If you'll tell me how to bake a pie, I'll bake you one tomorrow.
that's how it goes sometimes interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing philosophical acceptance)succede, cose che succedono, cose che capitano, cose che possono succedere inter
 I didn't get the job, but that's how it goes sometimes.
 I know it isn't fair but that's just how it goes sometimes.
 Si è rotta la macchina proprio il giorno dell'appuntamento: cose che capitano.
  così è la vita, così va la vita
the how il come
  Segnala un errore
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