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big
British English: /bɪɡ/
American English: /bɪɡ/

Translation of big in Italian:

adjective

  • 1 (in build)
    (tall) grande
    (strong) forte
    (heavy) grosso
    to get big(ger)
    (taller) diventare grande o crescere
    (fatter) ingrassare
    (in pregnancy) diventare grossa
  • 2 (in size)
    (bed, room, building, garden, lake, town)
    grande
    (animal, car, boat, parcel, box)
    grosso, grande
    a big book
    (thick) un libro spesso
    (large) un libro grande
    to have big hands, big feet
    avere le mani, i piedi grandi
    in big letters
    in maiuscolo
    [figurative]
    a grandi lettere
  • 3 (in age) his big brother
    il suo fratello grande
    the big boys
    i (ragazzi) grandi
    you're a big girl
    sei una signorina
    you're big enough to know that …
    sei grande abbastanza per sapere che …
  • 4 (in extent)
    (family, crowd, class, party)
    grande
    (collection, organization, company)
    grosso, grande
    (meal)
    abbondante
    to be a big eater
    essere un mangione
  • 5 (important)
    (problem, change)
    grande, grosso
    (question, decision)
    grosso, importante
    (moment, event)
    grande
    it makes a big difference
    fa una grande differenza
    the extra rooms make a big difference
    avere delle stanze in più fa una grande differenza
    you're making a big mistake
    stai facendo un grosso errore
    I think we're on to something big [informal]
    penso che stiamo per scoprire qualcosa di grosso
    this may be the start of something big
    questo può essere l'inizio di qualcosa di importante
  • 6 (emphatic)you big baby!
    sei proprio un bambino, un bambinone!
    big bully!
    brutto prepotente!
    to be big in the music business [informal]
    essere un pezzo grosso nel mondo della musica
    to be in big trouble
    essere nei guai grossi
    he gave me a big smile
    mi ha fatto un gran sorriso
    the big moment
    il grande momento
    a big thank you to… to do something in a big way
    fare qualcosa in modo grandioso, in grande
    to do things in a big way he fell for her in a big way
  • 7 (American English) [informal] (enthusiastic)to be big on
    essere fanatico di (activity)
  • 8 (generous)
    (person)
    generoso
    to have a big heart
    avere un gran cuore
    that's big of you! [ironic]
    tante grazie!
  • 9 (Politics)the Big Four, Five
    i quattro, cinque Grandi

Idioms

to be o go over big

[informal]
andare forte (in in)

to have a big head

[pejorative]

to have a big mouth

why can't you keep your big mouth shut?

perché non puoi tenere chiusa quella boccaccia?

to have big ideas, think big

[informal]
avere idee grandiose, pensare in grande

what's the big idea?

cosa succede? cosa ti prende?

to look big

(American English) [pejorative]
darsi importanza

to make it big

[informal]
avere grande successo

to talk big

[informal]

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