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British English: /bɪˈhʌɪnd/
American English: /bəˈhaɪnd/

Translation of behind in Italian:


  • to be behind with
    essere indietro o in ritardo con (studies, work)
    to be too far behind
    essere troppo indietro
    to be behind in one's research
    essere in ritardo con la ricerca
    to be a long way behind I'm behind with my rent
    sono in arretrato con l'affitto


  • (follow on, trail)
    (look, glance)
    the car behind
    la macchina dietro


When used as a preposition to talk about the physical position of something, behind is translated by dietro (a) : behind the house = dietro la/dietro alla casa. - Behind is sometimes used in verb combinations ( fall behind , lag behind etc.): for translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( fall , lag1 etc.).
  • 1 (at rear of) (physically)
    dietro (a) (person, vehicle, object)
    the mountains behind the town
    le montagne dietro la città
    behind my back
    dietro la schiena
    alle mie spalle
  • 3 [figurative] (concealed)behind the smile
    dietro il sorriso
    the reality behind the façade
    la realtà dietro alla facciata
    the real story behind the news
    la vera storia sotto o dietro la notizia
  • 5 [figurative] (motivating)the reasons behind his declaration
    le ragioni (che stanno) dietro alla sua dichiarazione
    what is behind his actions?
    cosa c'è dietro alle sue azioni?
    who is behind this proposal?
    chi c'è dietro questa proposta?
  • 6 [figurative] (supporting)to be (solidly) behind somebody
    appoggiare (fermamente) qualcuno
    he has no family behind him the woman behind the man
    = donna che, stando dietro le quinte, influenza e manovra l'agire del proprio compagno
  • 7 [figurative] (in past)he has three years' experience behind him those days are behind me now
    quei giorni sono passati ormai
    I've put all that behind me now
    mi sono buttato tutto dietro le spalle
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