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Translation of have in Italian:

transitive verb 3a persona sing. pres. has pass., p.pass. had

British English: /hav/
American English: /hæv/
, /həv/
, /(ə)v/
  • 1 (possess) she has a dog
    ha un cane
  • 2 (consume) to have a sandwich
    prendere o mangiare un panino
    to have a whisky
    bere un whisky
    to have a cigarette to have breakfast
    fare colazione
    to have dinner to have lunch he had a sandwich for lunch
    per pranzo ha mangiato un panino
    I had some more cake
    presi ancora un po' di torta
  • 3 (want) I'll have tea please
    prendo un tè, grazie
    what will you have? she won't have him back I offered her £5, but she wouldn't have it
    le offrii cinque sterline, ma non ha voluto
    I wouldn't have it any other way
    se fosse diverso non lo vorrei
    I wouldn't have him, her any other way
    non mi piacerebbe se fosse diverso, diversa
  • 4 (receive, get)
    ricevere (letter, parcel, information)
    I've had no news from him
    non ho ricevuto notizie da lui
    I must have the information, some money soon
    devo subito avere l'informazione, devo subito procurarmi un po' di soldi
    I must have the document by 4 o'clock
    devo avere il documento per le quattro
    to let somebody have something
    lasciare prendere qualcosa a qualcuno
  • 7 (spend) to have a nice day, evening to have a good time
    divertirsi
    to have a hard o bad time
    passarsela male o passare dei momenti difficili
    to have a good vacation, a day at the beach
    passare delle belle vacanze, una giornata in spiaggia
  • 8 (be provided with)
    also: have got
    to have something to do
    avere qualcosa da fare
    I have o I've got some clothes to wash
    ho dei vestiti da lavare
    I have o I've got letters to write
    devo scrivere delle lettere
    I have o I've got a lot of work to do
    ho molto lavoro da fare
  • 10 (cause to be done)to have something done
    far fare qualcosa
    to have the house painted, the washing machine installed
    fare tinteggiare la casa, installare la lavatrice
    to have one's hair cut
    farsi tagliare i capelli
    to have an injection, a dental checkup, a manicure to have somebody do something
    fare fare qualcosa a qualcuno
    she had him close the door, wait in the corridor
    gli fece chiudere la porta, lo fece aspettare nel corridoio
    they would have us believe that …
    ci volevano fare credere che …
    I would have you know that …
    vorrei che sapessi che …
    to have somebody doing something
    far fare qualcosa a qualcuno
    he had them laughing, crying
    li fece ridere, piangere
    she had them digging the garden, writing poetry
    gli fece zappare il giardino, scrivere poesie
  • 11 (cause to become)he had his revolver, camera ready
    aveva la rivoltella, la macchina fotografica pronta
    we'll soon have everything ready, clean
    fra poco tutto sarà pronto, pulito
    she had the car in pieces in the garage
    aveva smontato la macchina pezzo per pezzo nel garage
    if you're not careful you'll have that glass over
    se non fai attenzione rovescerai quel bicchiere
    she had them completely baffled
    li fece rimanere completamente perplessi
    I had it finished by 5 o'clock
    l'avevo finito per le cinque
  • 12 (allow) I won't have this kind of behaviour! I won't have it!
    non mi va!
    I won't have this any more!
    non lo permetterò più! o non lo tollero più!
    I won't have them exploit him
    non lascerò che lo sfruttino
    I won't have him hurt
    non permetterò che si faccia male
    we can't have them staying in a hotel
    non possiamo permettere che stiano in albergo
  • 13 (physically hold) she had the glass in her hand
    teneva in mano il bicchiere
    she had him by the throat, by the arm
    lo teneva per la gola, per il braccio
    he had his hands over his eyes
    si teneva le mani davanti agli occhi
    to have one's back to somebody
    dare le spalle a qualcuno
  • 14 (give birth to)
    (woman)
    avere (child)
    (animal)
    partorire, fare (young)
    has she had it yet?
    ha già partorito?
    she's having a baby (in May)
    avrà un bambino (a maggio)
  • 15 (as impersonal verb)over here, we have a painting by Picasso
    qui abbiamo un dipinto di Picasso
    what we have here is a small group of extremists
    quello con cui abbiamo a che fare è un piccolo gruppo di estremisti
    on the one hand you have the victims of crime and on the other…
    da un lato ci sono le vittime della criminalità e dall'altro…
  • 16 (puzzle)
    also: have got
    you have o you've got me there!
    mi hai colto in fallo! o toccato!
  • 18 [informal] (have sex with)
    farsi (person)

modal verb 3a persona sing. pres. has pass., p.pass. had

British English: /hav/
American English: /hæv/
, /həv/
, /(ə)v/
  • 1 (must)I have to leave now
    ora devo andare
  • 2 (need to)you don't have to o you haven't got to leave so early
    non è necessario che te ne vada così presto
    why did this have to happen?
    era necessario che succedesse questo?
    did you have to spend so much money?
    era necessario che spendessi così tanti soldi?
    something had to be done
  • 3 (for emphasis)this has to be the most difficult decision I've ever made
    questa è proprio la decisione più difficile che abbia mai preso

auxiliary verb 3a persona sing. pres. has pass., p.pass. had

British English: /hav/
American English: /hæv/
, /həv/
, /(ə)v/
  • 1
    (with movement and reflexive verbs) essere
    she has lost her bag
    ha perso la borsa
    she has already left, arrived
    è già partita, arrivata
    she has hurt herself
    si è fatta male
    she has washed her hands
    si è lavata le mani
    have you seen her?
    l'hai vista?
    we haven't lost them
    non li abbiamo persi
  • 2 (in tag questions etc.)you've seen the film, haven't you?
    hai visto il film, vero?
    you haven't seen the film, have you?
    non hai visto il film, vero?
    you haven't seen my bag, have you?
    hai per caso visto la mia borsa?
    “he's already left” - “has he indeed!”
    “è già andato via” - “davvero?”
    “you've never met him” - “yes I have!”
    “non l'hai mai incontrato” - “invece sì (che l'ho incontrato)!”
  • 3 (in time clauses)having finished his breakfast, he went out
    finito di fare colazione, uscì
    having said he'd be there early, he arrived late
    dopo aver detto che sarebbe arrivato presto, è arrivato in ritardo
  • 4 (because, since)having already won twice, he's a great favourite
    dato che ha già vinto due volte, è uno dei grandi favoriti
    having lost money before, he was reluctant to invest in a new project
    avendo perso dei soldi in precedenza, era restio a investire in un nuovo progetto

noun

British English: /hav/
American English: /hæv/
, /həv/
, /(ə)v/
  • the haves and the have-nots
    i ricchi e i poveri

Idioms

to have done with something

finire (di usare qualcosa) o finire con qualcosa

this car, TV has had it

[informal]
questa macchina, televisione è arrivata alla fine, ha fatto il suo tempo

when your father finds out, you've had it! I can't do any more, I've had it! I've had it (up to here)

[informal] (in trouble)
quando tuo padre lo viene a sapere, sei rovinato!
[informal] (tired) [informal]
non ne posso più o sono stufo

I've had it (up to here) with him, my job

[informal]
ne ho fin sopra i capelli di lui, del lavoro

to have it in for somebody

[informal]
avercela (a morte) con qualcuno

she has, doesn't have it in her to do

sarebbe, non sarebbe mai capace di fare

he will have it that …

sostiene o asserisce che …

he won't have it that …

non ammetterà che …

I've got it! let's be having you!

ci sono! o ho capito!
[humorous]
fatti avanti!

and the ayes, noes have it

i sì, i no sono in maggioranza o vincono i voti favorevoli, contrari

to have it off o away with somebody

(British English) [informal]
andare a letto con qualcuno o farsela con qualcuno

…and what have you

…eccetera o …e quant'altro

there is no milk, there are no houses to be had

non c'è modo di trovare del latte, delle case

are there any more to be had? these are the best spectacles to be had

se ne trovano ancora?
sono i migliori occhiali che si possano trovare

Phrasal verbs

have about:

have [something] about
avere con sé
I must have some money about me
devo avere dei soldi con me

have around

(American English) have overhave round:, → have overhave round:

have back:

have [something] back, have back [something] (have returned)you can have it back tomorrow
puoi riaverlo domani
when can I have my car, my money back?
quando posso avere indietro l'auto, il denaro?

have down:

have [somebody] down to have somebody down for the weekend
invitare qualcuno per il fine settimana

have in:

have [somebody] in
also: have got
fare venire, chiamare (doctor, priest)
fare entrare (employee, neighbour)
we've got decorators in at the moment
abbiamo i decoratori in casa in questo periodo

have off:

have [something] off

have on:

1 have [something] on, have on [something]
also: have got
(be wearing) to have nothing on
non indossare nulla
2 have [something] on (be busy doing)
avere in programma, avere da fare
have you got anything on this evening?
hai dei programmi per stasera?
I've got a lot on next week
ho molti impegni la prossima settimana
3 have [somebody] on [informal] (tease)
prendere in giro (person)
4 have something on somebody (have evidence about)the police have got nothing on me
la polizia non ha prove contro di me

have out:

have [something] out
farsi togliere (tooth)
to have one's appendix out to have it out with somebody
mettere le cose in chiaro con qualcuno o definire una questione con qualcuno

have over

have round:

have [somebody] over
invitare (person)
to have somebody over for the evening
invitare qualcuno a trascorrere la serata a casa propria

have up

[informal] to be had up
essere denunciato, processato (for per)

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