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British English: /pɑːst/
American English: /pæst/

Translation of past in Italian:


  • 1 in the past
    in passato o un tempo
    she had taught at the school in the past
    aveva insegnato a scuola in passato
    I have done things in the past that I'm not proud of
    in passato ho fatto cose di cui non vado fiero
    there are more students, unemployed people now than in the past
    ora ci sono molti più studenti, disoccupati rispetto al passato
    in the past we (always) spent our holidays in Greece, taken the train
    in passato abbiamo (sempre) trascorso le vacanze in Grecia, abbiamo (sempre) preso il treno
    to live in the past that's a thing of the past soon petrol-driven cars will be a thing of the past he, she has a past
    ha un passato


  • 1 (preceding)
    (week, days, month etc.)
    during the past few days, months in the past three years, months
    negli ultimi tre anni, mesi
    the past two years have been difficult
    gli ultimi due anni sono stati difficili
  • 2 (previous, former)
    (generations, centuries, achievements, problems, experience)
    past president, chairman
    ex presidente
    past incumbent
    ex titolare
    in times past
    nei tempi passati o nei tempi andati
  • 3 (finished) See examples:summer is past
    l'estate è finita
    that's all past
    è tutto passato


  • 1 (moving beyond) See examples:to walk o go past somebody, something
    passare davanti o oltre a qualcuno, qualcosa
    to drive past something
    passare in auto davanti a qualcosa
    to run past something
    passare correndo davanti a qualcosa
  • 2 (beyond in time) See examples:it's past 6, midnight
    sono le sei passate, è mezzanotte passata
    twenty past two
    le due e venti
    half, quarter past two
    le due e mezza, le due e un quarto
    he is past 70
    ha superato i 70 anni o ha passato la settantina
  • 4 (beyond or above a certain level) See examples:the temperature soared past 40°C
    la temperatura salì bruscamente oltre 40°C
    he didn't get past the first chapter
    non andò più in là del primo capitolo
    he didn't get past the first interview (for job)
    non ha superato il primo colloquio
    she can't count past ten
    riesce a contare solo fino a dieci


  • 2 (ago) See examples:two years past
    due anni fa


to be past it

to be past its best

(cheese, fruit etc.)
perdere un po'

I wouldn't put it past him, them to do

per me sarebbe anche capace, sarebbero anche capaci di fare

I'm past caring

non m'importa più (di nulla) o me ne infischio

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