In the text field above enter English or Italian words and phrases you wish to look up and translate in the English-Italian dictionary. You can also search for a translation in other languages by choosing from the drop-down menu. In the event that your query returns too many results in the English-Italian dictionary there are useful search filters at your disposal. These can sort and hide irrelevant Italian words depending on grammar, style or region.
Search the English-Italian dictionary by letter
Start browsing the English-Italian dictionary manually by selecting a letter. You can then view all the words in the English-Italian dictionary. Click a word to be shown all Italian translations as well as any Italian synonyms for that expression.
Verify English to Italian translation
You will find the newest Italian translations suggested for the English-Italian dictionary in the table below. Other users have made these suggestions, and you can help by letting us know what you think. Verify an Italian word and you can vote for it to be added or deleted. There is also an option for you to make adjustments as you see fit.
Third time's the charm [prov.]
Non c'è due senza tre [prov.]
Suggest new English to Italian translation
Are you missing a word in the English-Italian dictionary? Or perhaps you know of a particular regional Italian phrase? If so, then here you can suggest your own additions to the English-Italian dictionary. Simply use the two input fields below.
Everyone is welcome and can take part on bab.la. The more users that join us in making the world's best online English-Italian dictionary, the better it will be. The Italian translation of an English word or phrase can vary heavily from one region to another. The more users from different places who add new English to Italian translations, the more wide-ranging the English-Italian dictionary becomes. With every new Italian word the dictionary becomes more useful for everyone. To make sure that a high quality of the dictionary is maintained all new English or Italian words added need to be checked. Users check for spelling mistakes and other errors, and of course that the English-Italian translation is accurate. Once 10 users have approved a new English or Italian word, it is added to the dictionary. Until then the word will show up as unverified in the English-Italian dictionary.
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