When along is used as a preposition meaning all along, it can usually be translated by lungo: there were trees along the road = c'erano degli alberi lungo la strada. - Along is often used after verbs of movement. If the addition of along does not change the meaning of the verb, along will not be translated: as he walked along = camminando/mentre camminava; “move along”, the policeman said = “circolare”, disse il poliziotto. - However, the addition of along often produces a completely new meaning. This is the case in expressions like the project is coming along, how are they getting along?: for translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( → come, → get etc.).
- 1to push, pull something along to be walking, running along she'll be along shortly you go in, I'll be along in a secondtu entra, io ti raggiungo tra un attimothey're no further along in their researchnon hanno fatto progressi nella loro ricercathere'll be another bus along in half an hourpasserà un altro autobus tra mezz'ora
- 1 (all along) the houses along the riverbank along (the side of) the path, the motorwaylungo il sentiero, l'autostradato run along the beach (path, railway, fence, cable)correre lungo la spiaggiathere were chairs along the wallc'erano delle sedie lungo il muroall along the canallungo tutto il canaleall alongfin dall'inizio o (da) semprethey knew it all along
- 2 (the length of)to walk along the beach, along the roadcamminare lungo la spiaggia, la stradato look along the shelvescercare sugli scaffali
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