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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
ItalianoInglese
andare viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (spostarsi, muoversi)go viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  move viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 I tronchi vanno giù per il fiume.
 The trunks are moving down along the river.
andare viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (procedere)proceed, continue viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (colloquial)head viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Andava per la sua strada deciso e senza mai guardarsi indietro.
 He continued along his route without ever looking back.
andare viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (trasformarsi, convertirsi)go up viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 L'edificio è andato in fiamme.
 The building went up in flames.
andare viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (dovere)must vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  need to vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
Nota: "andare" va seguito da un pp.
 La ricevuta va conservata per due mesi.
 You must (or: need to) keep the receipt for two months.
andare viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (funzionare, andare bene)work viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  go well vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  function viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Dopo vent'anni questo motorino va ancora benissimo.
 This engine is still working well after twenty years.
andare viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (essere appropriato o ben fatto)be suitable, be appropriate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (colloquial)be okay vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Questo vestito non va per la cena di stasera.
 This dress isn't appropriate for dinner tonight.
andare viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (indica continuità d'azione)be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
Nota: va seguito da un gerundio
 Va ripetendo la stessa storia da un'ora.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. He's been telling the same story for the past hour.
andare nmsostantivo maschile: Identifica un essere, un oggetto o un concetto che assume genere maschile: medico, gatto, strumento, assegno, dolore (l'andare, il trascorrere)passing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Con l'andare degli anni i luoghi e le persone cambiano.
 Places and people change with the passing of the years.
andare nmsostantivo maschile: Identifica un essere, un oggetto o un concetto che assume genere maschile: medico, gatto, strumento, assegno, dolore (modo di camminare)going nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Lo si riconosce dal suo andare in giro tutto impettito.
 You can tell it's him by his going around and posing at every opportunity.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
ItalianoInglese
andare viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (essere di moda)be in fashion viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (colloquial)be in viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  sell v i
 D'estate vanno moltissimo gli stivaletti dalle tinte chiare.
 Light-coloured boots are really in fashion in summer.
andare viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (monete: avere corso legale)be legal tender viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2020:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
ItalianoInglese
a lungo andare in the long term adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 A lungo andare ti sentirai sempre più solo.
 You'll feel more and more alone in the long term.
andare a buon fine end well viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  bring [sth] to a successful conclusion vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Il vostro progetto non poteva andare a buon fine con un budget così basso.
 Your project couldn't end well with such a low budget.
andare a cagare  (vulgar, slang, offensive!)f*** off viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (slang, vulgar)sod off viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare a capo start a new paragraph v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  start a new line v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 La maestra lo rimproverò per essere andato a capo con il punto e virgola.
 The teacher reprimanded him for starting a new paragraph after a semicolon.
andare a colpo sicuro proceed knowing it is an assured win
Andare a discapito go to the detriment of v
andare a fagiolo to be liked
  make someone happy
  satisfy someone
Andare a fare in culo volgare (offensive!)f*** off interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
andare a farsi benedire go to hell
  go screw yourself
Nota: A softer version of the curse.
andare a farsi friggere go to hell
  (offensive)go screw yourself
andare a fondo get to the bottom of [sth]
  delve vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
andare a gambe all'aria go badly
  fall apart
andare a genio loc (essere gradito, di proprio gusto)suit vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  work for, sit well vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  fancy vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Questa tua idea non mi va a genio.
 This idea of yours doesn't suit me.
 This idea of yours doesn't sit well with me.
andare a genio a be liked
andare a giornate to be mercurial
  change mood by the day
andare a gonfie vele go grandly, well
  smooth sailing
 How is your business? It is going grandly.
andare a letto con i polli,
andare a letto con le galline
go to bed early
Andare a letto con le galline  (idom)Go to bed with the chickens exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  Go to bed early
  Go to bed with the sun
andare a letto con le galline go to bed early
andare a male spoil
  go bad
andare a memoria go by memory viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Persi i miei fogli e dovetti andare a memoria.
andare a nozze go to town on [sth]
  relish the opportunity
andare a nozze con [qlcs] revel in sthng v phrase
andare a occhio,
fare a occhio
approximate, guess
Nota: It means to judge by the eye; to not measure but rather use the eye to estimate what is right. Particularly used in cooking, but has many uses.
andare a parare loc informale (tendere, mirare a [qc])drive at, get at viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Vorrei proprio capire dove vuoi andare a parare con questo ragionamento.
 I would like to understand what you are getting at with this line of reasoning.
Andare a picco sink v
andare a piè zoppo,
camminare a piè zoppo
struggle
  do something with great effort
andare a puttane go to whores viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  whore viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  use prostitutes, visit prostitutes viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
Andare a puttane be f***ed v
andare a regime go full speed viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  get up to speed viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare a rimorchio di qn loc idiomatico (seguire passivamente qn)trail, tag after vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  follow in [sb]'s footsteps viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
Andare a rotoli be ruined, fail v
andare a ruba viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (vendere bene)go like hot cakes, sell like hot cakes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  fly off the shelves v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Quest'anno i cappellini estivi sono letteralmente andati a ruba! L'anno scorso invece non ero riuscito a venderne nemmeno uno.
 This year the summer caps went like hot cakes! While I didn't even sell one last year.
andare a scopare il mare vi + vtr + nm informale (togliersi di torno)go bother [sb] else v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
andare a tavoletta vi + loc avv idiomatico, informale (massima velocità) (idiom)floor it, put the pedal to the metal viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare a tempo  (play music, dance)follow the beat
andare a tremila go at full speed viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare al creatore meet your maker
  die
andare al macero go to the shredder viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (figurative)face destruction viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be pulped, be shredded viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
Andare al punto get to the point v
andare al sodo,
venire al sodo
(essere concreti)go straight to the point, get to the point v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (colloquial, stop prevaricating)stop beating around the bush v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Basta chiacchiere, andiamo al sodo!
 Enough chitchat, let's get straight to the point!
andare all'arrembaggio viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (andare all'attacco) (to get on an enemy ship during battle)board vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  attack vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Avanti truppa, andiamo all'arrembaggio!
 Forward troops; let's board!
andare alla deriva drift
  be carried along without resistance
andare alle stelle hit the roof viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  go through the roof, go sky-high viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare allo sbaraglio,
gettarsi allo sbaraglio
 (figurative)go in blind
  risk vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
andare come il pane loc idiomatico (bene, merce: essere molto richiesto)sell like hot cakes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
andare come un treno fly like the wind
  carry on without stopping
andare con i piedi di piombo do [sth] or proceed cautiously
andare contro corrente  (figurative)go against the current, swim against the tide
andare controcorrente loc figurato (essere anticonformista) (idiom)go against the grain viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare d'accordo viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (avere buoni rapporti)get along vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  get on well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative, informal)click viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare di bene in meglio go from good to better
  keep getting better and better
andare di buon passo go at a good pace
andare di casa in casa go from home to home viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare di corpo viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (defecare) (formal)defecate, evacuate v
  (informal)poo v
  have a bowel movement exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
andare di fretta hurry viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be in a rush viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare di lusso luck out, get lucky viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  get off easy viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  go swimmingly viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare di male in peggio loc idiomatico (continuare a peggiorare)go from bad to worse viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare di moda,
essere di moda
be in style, be fashionable, be trendy
andare di pari passo go at the same pace, go at the same speed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 La crisi economica andò di pari passo con l'aumento della disoccupazione.
 The economic crisis progressed at the same pace as the rise in unemployment.
andare di testa go head first viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare di traverso (restare bloccato in gola) (choke, idiom)go down the wrong way, go down the wrong pipe. viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (idiom)stick in the gullet viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Gli è andato di traverso il boccone.
 His food went down the wrong pipe.
andare di traverso (riuscire male) (idiom)go wrong, go haywire viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (US, slang, idiom)go south viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Oggi mi va tutto di traverso!
 Today everything's going wrong!
andare dietro a follow
  pursue
  court
andare fiero be proud viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare forte go fast
  be very popular
andare fuori strada,
finire fuori strada
go off the road
andare fuori tempo do [sth] offbeat
  (music)not follow the beat
andare giù go down
  swallow
andare glorioso di  (religion)go in glory
andare in bambola fall apart at the seams v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
andare in bestia go mad
  lose your temper
andare in bianco to fail
  to miss an objective
  (relationship)not score, be turned down
andare in briciole go to dust
  fall apart
andare in brodo di giuggiole jump for joy
  be immensely happy
Nota: Tuscan saying.
andare in canoa canoe viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare in cantina go to the cellar
  get wine
andare in cerca di fortuna seek your fortune vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves."
andare in ciampanelle go bonkers
  act strangely
andare in cimbali be drunk
  be exorbitantly happy
Nota: Tuscan saying.
andare in collera,
montare in collera
get angry
andare in corto loc figurato, scherzoso (impazzire, uscire di senno) (idiom)go berserk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (US, slang, idiom)go postal viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare in estasi be ecstatic
  exult
andare in fallimento go bankrupt viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (informal)go bust viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare in fondo,
andare fino in fondo
get/go to the bottom of [sth]
andare in fondo a una questione get to the bottom of [sth]
  explore something in depth
andare in fumo viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" figurato (essere sprecato) (figurative, informal, waste)go down the drain v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Sono andati in fumo parecchi milioni per l'incapacità dei manager di gestire il progetto.
andare in fumo viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" figurato (non realizzarsi, fallire) (figurative, failure)go up in flames, go up in smoke v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Quell'offerta di lavoro è andata in fumo perché ho reagito troppo tardi e avevano già assunto un altro.
andare in gol score vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  go into the net
andare in malora loc (imprecazione) (literal)go to ruin, go to rack and ruin v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  damn you interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (informal)go to pot v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Ma vai in malora!
andare in moto go on a motorcycle
  ride a motorcycle
andare in onda go on the air
  be broadcast
Andare in palla be worn out v
  be confused v
andare in Paradiso in carrozza get something without effort
andare in pensione viverbo intransitivo: Verbo che non richiede un complemento oggetto: "Dormivo quando mi ha telefonato" - "Passate pure di qua" (smettere di lavorare)retire viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare in piazza take to the streets in protest viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (socialise, US)go downtown viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (socialise, UK)go into town, go out viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andare in porto succeed viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  successfully complete, successfully finish vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
andare in riserva  (metabolism)go into starvation mode v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
andare in rosso get in debt v
 L'azienda andò in rosso per tre trimestri consecutivi.
andare in rovina go to ruin
  go belly up
  become broke
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