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labour (British English) also: labor (American English)
British English: /ˈleɪbə/
American English: /ˈleɪbər/

Translation of labour in Italian:


  • 1 (work) the fruits of one's labours
    i frutti del proprio lavoro
    to rest from one's labours
    riposarsi dopo avere lavorato
    the division of labour
    la divisione del lavoro
    to withdraw one's labour
    astenersi dal lavoro
    a withdrawal of labour
    un'astensione dal lavoro
    before n (market)
    del lavoro
  • 2
    (in contrast to management)
    classe (feminine) operaia, operai (masculine plural) , lavoratori (masculine plural)
    material and labour
    materiale e manodopera
    skilled, unskilled labour
    manodopera qualificata, non qualificata
    before n (costs)
    della manodopera
    (dispute, relations)
    fra i lavoratori e i datori di lavoro
    di manodopera
  • 4 (childbirth)
    doglie (feminine plural) , travaglio (masculine) del parto
    her labour lasted 16 hours
    le doglie le sono durate 16 ore
    an easy, difficult labour
    un parto facile, difficile
    to be in labour
    avere le doglie
    to go into o begin labour
    cominciare ad avere le contrazioni

intransitive verb

  • 1 (work, try hard)
    lavorare sodo, faticare
    at a on su to do per fare
  • 2 (have difficulties)
    affaticarsi, sforzarsi
    to do a fare
    he was labouring to breathe
    faceva fatica a respirare o respirava a fatica
    to labour up, down, along
  • 3 (Auto)
    fare fatica
  • 4to labour under
    essere vittima di
    (delusion, illusion, misapprehension)
    he's labouring under the illusion that he's going to be offered the post
    si sta illudendo che gli verrà offerto il posto


a labour of love

lavoro fatto per passione

a labour of Hercules

una fatica d'Ercole

to labour the point

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