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between
British English: /bɪˈtwiːn/
American English: /bəˈtwin/

Translation of between in Italian:

preposition

When between is used as a preposition expressing physical location ( between the lines), time ( between 8 am and 11 am), position in a range ( between 30 and 40 kilometres), relationship ( link between, difference between), it is translated by tra or its variant form fra Remember that tra and fra are the Italian translations of both between and among(st) - For particular usages, see the entry below.
  • 1 (in space) there is a wall between the two gardens
    c'è un muro tra i due giardini
    there are no stops between this station and Milan
    non ci sono fermate fra questa stazione e Milano
  • 2 (in time) between meals
    tra i pasti o tra un pasto e l'altro
    between the ages of 12 and 18
    tra i 12 e i 18 anni
    between now and next year
  • 3 (on a scale or range) it costs between £10 and £20
    costa tra le 10 e le 20 sterline
    it's between 50 and 60 kilometres away
    è a 50 o 60 chilometri da qui
  • 4 (to and from) flights between London and Amsterdam
    i voli tra Londra e Amsterdam
    the train that goes between London and Brighton
    il treno che va da Londra a Brighton
  • 6 (indicating sharing, division) the estate was divided between them
    la proprietà fu divisa tra loro
    they drank the whole bottle between (the two of) them
    si sono bevuti tutta la bottiglia in due
    they had only one suitcase between (the three of) them
    avevano solo una valigia in tre
    between ourselves, between you and me (and the gatepost)
  • 7 (together, in combination) the couples have seventeen children between them
    le coppie hanno diciassette bambini in tutto
    between them, they collected £200
    tra loro hanno raccolto 200 sterline
    they wrote the article between them
    (two people)
    scrissero l'articolo a due mani
    between (the two of) us, we earn £30,000 a year
    in due guadagniamo 30.000 sterline all'anno
    between housework, minding the children and studying, I never have any time to myself
    tra i lavori di casa, i bambini e lo studio, non ho più tempo per me

adverb in between

  • 1 (in space)
    in mezzo, tra i due, fra i due
    the two main roads and the streets (in) between
    le due strade principali e le vie tra esse
    neither red nor orange but somewhere (in) between
    né rosso né arancione ma una via di mezzo
  • 2 (in time) she spent four years at university and two years training, with a year off (in) between
    ha fatto quattro anni di università e due di formazione, con un anno di pausa nel mezzo

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