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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
monkey nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (animal)scimmia nf
 There are quite a few species of monkey in Africa.
 Ci sono parecchie specie di scimmie in Africa.
monkey viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (behave mischievously)fare il monello, fare il birbante, fare lo scavezzacollo, fare il discolo vtr
 The kids monkeyed around for a few minutes while waiting for their father.
 I bambini hanno fatto i monelli per qualche minuto mentre aspettavano loro padre.
 
Additional Translations
monkey nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mischievous child)monello nm
  discolo nm
  scavezzacollo nm
  birbante nm
 Look at those kids running around. They're a bunch of monkeys!
 Guarda quei bambini che corrono. Che monelli!
monkey vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (imitate)scimmiottare vtr
 My sons are always monkeying their uncle!
 I miei figli scimmiottano sempre loro zio!
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
grease monkey nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (mechanic)meccanico, garagista nm
green monkey cercopiteco grigioverde
howler monkey nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (Central American simian variety)  (zoologia)aluatta nf
little monkey nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mischievous child)  (bambini)dispettoso, birichino, discolo agg
 We often refer to our mischievous 2-year old as "little monkey."
 Il figlio dei vicini è davvero un birichino! Mi ha intasato la cassetta della posta!
monkey around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (behave in a frivolous way)giocare, scherzare vi
   (volgare)cazzeggiare vi
monkey bars nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (children's climbing frame)  (parchi giochi)struttura per arrampicata nf
 Children were hanging from the monkey bars in the playground.
monkey bread frutto del baobab
monkey bread baobab
monkey business nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, slang (silly or frivolous behaviour)ragazzata, balordaggine nf
 The substitute teacher quickly put an end to all the monkey business.
monkey business nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, slang (trickery, deceitful behaviour)maneggio, intrallazzo nm
 One had to be careful when dealing with the hawkers in the market, who were famous for their monkey business.
monkey fist nodo a pugno di scimmia
monkey flower mimulo
monkey puzzle pino del Cile
monkey puzzle araucaria
monkey with ficcanaso
monkey wrench nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (spanner)chiave inglese nf
 I need to undo these bolts so please pass me the monkey wrench.
 Passami la chiave inglese per favore.
monkey wrench nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, slang ([sth] that disrupts, causes failure)mettere i bastoni tra le ruote vtr
 He was spiteful and enjoyed throwing a monkey wrench into their plans whenever he could.
 Era così invidioso di lui che non perdeva occasione di mettergli i bastoni tra le ruote ogni volta che poteva.
  mandare all'aria, mandare a monte vtr
monkey-god dio scimmia (dio dei venti)
rhesus monkey nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (animal: macaque)macaco Rhesus nm
 The plus and minus signs in blood types signify the presence or absence of the rhesus factor, first discovered in rhesus monkeys.
spider monkey atele, scimmia ragno
squirrel monkey nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small simian that lives in trees)saimiro scoiattolo nm
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