Translation of behind in Italian:
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 ( , etc.).
- 1 (at rear of) (physically)dietro (a) (person, vehicle, object)the mountains behind the townle montagne dietro la cittàbehind my backdietro la schiena[figurative]alle mie spalle
- 3 [figurative] (concealed)behind the smiledietro il sorrisothe reality behind the façadela realtà dietro alla facciatathe real story behind the newsla vera storia sotto o dietro la notizia
- 5 [figurative] (motivating)the reasons behind his declarationle ragioni (che stanno) dietro alla sua dichiarazionewhat 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 somebodyappoggiare (fermamente) qualcunohe has no family behind him the woman behind the man= donna che, stando dietro le quinte, influenza e manovra l'agire del proprio compagno
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