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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 degree or 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 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.
  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 going to the cinema tonight?
 Che ne dici di andare al cinema stasera?
How about that! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (delight, surprise) (sorpresa)pensa un po'! inter
 My sister is expecting twins. How about that!
How about that! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (impressed)pensa un po'!, pensa che roba!, pensa te!, guarda un po'! inter
How about that? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (asking opinion)che te ne pare?, che ne dici? inter
How about that? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (wanting to impress) (enfatico)che te ne pare?, che ne dici? inter
  pensa un po'!, pensa che roba! inter
How are you doing? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (greeting) (informale)come stai? inter
  (formale)come sta? inter
  (plurale)come state? inter
How are you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (greeting) (informale)come stai? inter
  (formale)come sta? inter
  (plurale)come state? inter
how big? advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (of what dimensions?)quanto grande? avv
 How big a portion of chocolate cake do you want? How big is the cruise ship?
 Quando grande è la nave da crociera?
how come exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (why is it that)come mai? avv
 How come you aren't at work?
 Come mai non sei al lavoro oggi?
How come? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (Why?)perché?, come mai?, com'è possibile? avv
 No matter what I say, my daughter always asks, "How come?"
how convenient! che pratico!, quanto è pratico!
How dare you! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing indignation)come ti permetti! inter
 How dare you say I can't cook! So you told her she was a fat cow?? How dare you!!
 Come ti permetti di dire che non so cucinare! Insomma, le hai detto che è grassa come una balena?? Come ti permetti!!
how do you ... come si fa ...
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 nm
 How do you do? I'm delighted to meet you.
 Piacere. Sono felice di conoscerla.
how embarrassing! che imbarazzante!, quanto è imbarazzante!, che imbarazzo!
how far? (to or at what distance?)quanto lontano?, quanto distante? avv
 How far is it to the nearest gas station from here? How far can you go on one tank of gas?
 Quanto distante puoi andare con un pieno di benzina?
  quanto dista? avv
 Quanto dista da qui la più vicina stazione di benzina?
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...? (explain why) (informale)come mai?
  come può essere?, come si spiega?, come spieghi?
 How is it that all of your hats are black?
 Come mai i tuoi cappelli sono tutti neri?
how it goes come va
how it is (reality, the way life is)è così che stanno le cose, così stanno le cose
 You might think it's unfair that you didn't get the job, but that's just how it is.
 Forse ti sembra ingiusto non aver avuto quel posto di lavoro, ma è così che stanno le cose.
how long (time: for what duration)quanto tempo avv
  quanto a lungo avv
  per quanto tempo, per quanto avv
 How long does it take to boil an egg?
 Quanto tempo ci vuole per fare un uovo sodo?
  Quanto a lungo vivono le tartarughe?Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (what amount) (quantità)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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (what price, cost) (prezzo)quanto avv
 How much does this sandwich cost?
 Quanto costa questo panino?
how much exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (to what extent) (entità)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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (the frequency with which)ogni quanto, quante volte, quanto spesso
 How often I go to the dentist depends on how I feel.
 Quante volte vado dal dentista dipende da come mi sento.
how often exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (with what frequency)ogni quanto?, quante volte?, quanto spesso?
 How often do you go to the doctor?
 Quante volte vai dal medico?
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?
  (informale)e che ne so io?
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 can I see the doctor?
 Quando potrò vedere il dottore?
how soon conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (the earliest time that)quando, tra quanto avv
 I want to know how soon he can come.
 Voglio sapere tra quanto potrà venire.
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.
How's that? advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (what)come inter
  cosa inter
 How's that? What did you say?
 Come? Che cosa hai detto?
 Cosa? Che cosa hai detto?
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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (whichever way)non importa come vi
 No matter how you go, you can't get there in less than an hour.
 Non importa come tu ci vada, non riuscirai ad arrivarci in meno di un'ora.
no matter how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in whatever manner)non importa come vi
 She's determined to become famous, no matter how!
 E' determinata a essere famosa, non importa come!
not how things are non per come sono le cose adesso
not know how non sapere come
show how [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (demonstrate the way that)mostrare come, far vedere come 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 need to bring in someone with the technical know-how to drag us out of this mess.
 Abbiamo bisogno di qualcuno con competenze tecniche affinché ci tolga da questo caos.
tell how to do [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (describe the manner in which)dire come fare qlcs, spiegare come fare qlcs vtr
 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
  così è la vita, così va la vita 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.
 Non mi hanno preso per quel lavoro, ma sono cose che capitano.
 Lo so che non è giusto ma così è la vita a volte.
the how il come
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