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British English: /peɪnt/
American English: /peɪnt/

Translation of paint in Italian:


also: paints plural noun

  • colori (masculine)
    why don't you get out your paints?
    perché non tiri fuori i tuoi colori?

transitive verb

  • 1
    dipingere il ritratto di
    to paint something blue, green
    dipingere qualcosa di blu, di verde
    to paint something in
    dipingere qualcosa su
    (background, figure)
    to paint something on
    applicare qualcosa su
    (varnish, undercoat)
    to paint something out
    ricoprire qualcosa di vernice
    (face, figure, wallpaper)
    I'm going to paint a picture
    ho intenzione di dipingere qualcosa
    to paint one's nails
    dipingersi le unghie
  • 2 [figurative] (depict) to paint a rather gloomy picture of something
    dipingere qualcosa a tinte fosche
    to paint an unflattering portrait of somebody
    dipingere un ritratto che non rende giustizia a qualcuno

intransitive verb


he is not as black as he is painted

non è cattivo come dicono o come lo dipingono

to paint the town red

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