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British English: /ˈprʌɪvət/
American English: /ˈpraɪvɪt/

Translation of private in Italian:


  • 1 (not for general public)
    (property, land, beach, chapel, jet, vehicle, line, collection, party, viewing)
    room with private bath the funeral, the wedding will be private
    il funerale, il matrimonio sarà celebrato in forma privata
  • 2 (personal, not associated with company)
    (letter, phone call, use of car, income, means)
    a privati
    a person of private means
    una persona con delle rendite personali
    she is making a private visit
    è in visita privata
    to act in a private capacity o as a private person
    agire a titolo personale
    the private citizen
    il privato cittadino
  • 3 (not public, not state-run)
    (sector, healthcare, education, school, hospital, housing, landlord, firm)
    presso privati
    private industry
    l'industria privata
    private lessons
    lezioni private
  • 4 (not to be openly revealed)
    (conversation, talk, meeting, matter)
    (reason, opinion, thought)
    to come to a private understanding
    accordarsi in via amichevole
    to keep something private
    mantenere il riserbo su qualcosa
    it's our private joke
    è una battuta fra noi
  • 5 (undisturbed)
    (place, room, corner)
    let's go inside where we can be private
    andiamo in casa dove possiamo stare tranquilli


  • 2
    also: in private
    in privato

also: privates plural noun



to go private

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