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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2017:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
ItalianoEnglish
cosa nf ([qc] di generico o indefinito)thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (colloquial)thingy, thingamajig nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
cosa nf informale (oggetto concreto non nominato)thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  object nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  item nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Per favore, prendi questa cosa qui e portamela nell'altra stanza.
cosa nf (fatto, vicenda)thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  matter, affair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  event nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Quella cosa del licenziamento di Fulvio ha creato parecchi malumori in azienda.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
ItalianoEnglish
cosa nf (azione)act, action nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  chore nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Facciamo una cosa: tu vai da solo in treno, e io vi raggiungo dopo in auto.
cosa nf (oggetto del pensiero)thought nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
cosa nf (affare, problema)issue nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Bisogna risolvere questa cosa prima che i danni al progetto diventino rilevanti.
cosa nf familiare (alimento, bevanda) (colloquial)bite to eat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (colloquial)drink nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Che ne dici se ci mangiamo una cosa insieme?
  Manca qualcosa di importante? Segnala un errore o suggerisci miglioramenti

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2017:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
ItalianoEnglish
a cosa devo il piacere? to what do I owe the pleasure? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
avere una cosa in comune have [sth] in common viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
che cosa c’è di buono? What's good?, What do you recommend?, What do you suggest? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
cosa ti è saltato in mente? What came over you?, Where did you ever get that idea? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (colloquial)What the hell were you thinking? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
cosa turca something incomprehensible, something unthinkable nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
cosa vuoi di più? What more could you want?, What more could you ask for? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
essere una cosa di poco conto be of little significance, be insignificant
  be of little relevance
  be of little value
fare una cosa a tre have a ménage à trois
  (sexual)have a threesome
gentile professore,
speriamo di farle cosa gradita
Dear Teacher, We hope you will accept
  (University)Dear Professor, We hope you will accept
hai visto cosa mi tocca sentirmi dire See what I have to listen to? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
inventarsi una cosa di sana pianta create [sth] that was completely made-up v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  pulled [sth] out of the air v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 You pulled those statistics out of the air!
la cosa nfthe thing
la cosa è chiarissima it is very clear, that is very clear exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
la cosa è reciproca it's mutual exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
la cosa giusta nfthe proper thing
la cosa giusta the right thing
la cosa giusta right thing, the
la cosa simpatica è che the nice thing is that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
la vuoi sapere una cosa? do you want to know something? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  let me tell you something exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
mettersi la prima cosa che capita put on the first thing you find exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
nella speranza di farle cosa gradita  (Formal, often omitted in EN translation)Trusting that you will be pleased exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
non è cosa it's not a good thing, it's not a good idea exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it's not the right time, things aren't OK right now exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
non sai cosa ti farei you don't know what I'd do with you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (sexual)you don't know what I'd do to you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
non sapere cosa si farà da grande not know what you'll do when you grow up exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
non sapere cosa si pagherebbe per be prepared to do anything to have... exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
ogni cosa a suo tempo everything in its own time, there's a time for everything exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
ti faccio vedere di cosa sono capace I'll show you what I can do, I'll show you what I'm capable of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Tu sei la cosa più bella che mi sia mai capitata you're the best thing that's ever happened to me phrase
una cosa degna di nota [sth] of note, [sth] worthy of attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
una cosa di tutti i giorni an everyday thing, [sth] normal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
una cosa è certa one thing is certain exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
una cosa tra noi a shared secret exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (literally)something between us exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
una volta tanto che dici una cosa giusta you've said the right thing for once exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  Manca qualcosa di importante? Segnala un errore o suggerisci miglioramenti
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