There are 2 main translations of mine in Italian:

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mine 1

British English: /mʌɪn/
American English: /maɪn/
In Italian, possessive pronouns have the same forms as the corresponding adjectives, are usually preceded by an article, and reflect the gender and number of the noun they are standing for. So mine is translated by il mio, la mia, i miei, le mie, according to what is being referred to: your book and mine = il tuo libro e il mio; the blue car is mine = la macchina blu è la mia; his children are younger than mine = i suoi bambini sono più giovani dei miei; your shoes are brown, while mine are black = le tue scarpe sono marroni, mentre le mie sono nere.- Since Italian possessive adjectives, unlike English ones, may be preceded by an article, a demonstrative adjective or a numeral, an English possessive pronoun is often translated by an Italian possessive adjective: a cousin of mine = un mio cugino; that school friend of mine = quel mio compagno di scuola; four books of mine = quattro miei libri. - For examples and particular usages, see the entry below.


  • his car is red but mine is blue
    la sua macchina è rossa ma la mia è blu
    the green pen is mine
    la penna verde è (la) mia
    mine's a whisky [informal]
    un whisky per me
    she's a friend of mine
    è una mia amica
    he's no friend of mine! it's not mine
    non è mio
    the book isn't mine to lend you
    non ti posso prestare il libro, non è mio
    mine is not an easy task [formal]
    il mio non è davvero un compito facile
    that brother of mine [pejorative]
    'sto fratello che mi ritrovo!

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There are 2 main translations of mine in Italian:

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mine 2
British English: /mʌɪn/
American English: /maɪn/


  • 2 [figurative] to be a mine of information
    essere una miniera di informazioni
    to have a mine of experience to draw on
    avere molte esperienze a cui attingere

transitive verb

  • 2 (Military)
    (lay mines in) (area)
    (blow up)
    fare saltare
    (ship, tank)

intransitive verb

  • estrarre minerali
    to mine for
    (gems, mineral)

Phrasal verbs

mine out:

mine out [something], mine [something] out
(mineral, area, pit)
the pit is completely mined out

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