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apart
British English: /əˈpɑːt/
American English: /əˈpɑrt/
Apart is used after certain verbs in English ( keep apart, tell apart etc.): for translations consult the appropriate verb entry ( keep, tell etc.).

adjective, adverb

  • 1 (at a distance in time or space)the trees were planted 10 metres apart
    gli alberi erano piantati a 10 metri di distanza (l'uno dall'altro)
    the babies were born 2 weeks apart
    i bambini nacquero a due settimane di distanza
    the houses, the two farms were far apart
    le case, le due fattorie erano molto distanti (l'una dall'altra)
    countries as far apart as China and Spain
    paesi (così) distanti (fra loro) quanto lo sono la Cina e la Spagna
    he stood apart (from the group)
    si teneva a distanza (dal gruppo)
    the posts need to be placed further apart
    i pali devono essere più distanziati
  • 2 (separate from each other) we hate being apart (of couple)
    odiamo stare lontani
    they need to be kept apart
    devono essere tenuti lontani
  • 3 (leaving aside)
    a parte
    dogs apart, I don't like animals
    a parte i cani, gli animali non mi piacciono
    finances apart, we're quite happy
    finanze a parte, siamo abbastanza contenti
  • 4 (different)a race, a world apart
    una razza, un mondo a parte
    we are very far apart on the subject of immigration
    abbiamo posizioni molto divergenti sul tema dell'immigrazione
  • 5 (in pieces) he had the TV apart on the floor
    il suo televisore era smontato sul pavimento
  • 6
    also: apart from
    (separate from)
    lontano da
    it stands apart from the other houses
    è distante dalle altre case
    he lives apart from his wife
    (leaving aside) a parte
    apart from Karen, the garden
    a parte Karen, il giardino
    apart from working in an office, he plays the saxophone in a nightclub
    oltre a lavorare in un ufficio, suona il sassofono in un night club
    apart from being illegal, it's also dangerous
    oltre a essere illegale, è anche pericoloso
    apart from anything else, I don't even like swimming
    oltre tutto, nuotare non mi piace neanche

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