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read

Translation of read in Italian:

noun

British English: /riːd/
American English: /rid/
  • to have a read of [informal]
    (article, magazine)
    I enjoy a quiet read
    mi piace leggere tranquillo
    I've already seen the newspaper, do you want a read?
    ho già visto il giornale, vuoi leggerlo tu?
    to be an easy, exciting read
    essere un libro o una lettura facile, appassionante
    this book is a good read
    è un buon libro

transitive verb pass., p.pass. read

British English: /riːd/
American English: /rid/
  • 1 (in text etc.)
    (book, instructions, map, music, sign) in in
    I read somewhere that …
    ho letto da qualche parte che …
    to read something to somebody o to read somebody something
    leggere qualcosa a qualcuno
    to read something aloud
    leggere qualcosa a voce alta
    to read something to oneself
    leggere qualcosa in silenzio
    she can read
    sa leggere
    I can read German
    so leggere il tedesco
  • 2 (say) See examples:the card reads “Happy Birthday Dad”
    sul biglietto c'è scritto “buon compleanno papà”
    the thermometer reads 20 degrees
    il termometro segna 20 gradi
    the sentence should read as follows
  • 4 (interpret)
    (signs)
    (intentions, reactions)
    (situation)
    to read somebody's thoughts o mind
    leggere nei pensieri di qualcuno
    to read somebody's mood
    capire di che umore è qualcuno
    to read somebody's tea-leaves
    = leggere il destino di qualcuno nelle foglie del tè
    to read palms to read a remark, statement as
    interpretare un'osservazione, una dichiarazione come
    don't read his comments as proof of his sincerity
    non considerare i suoi commenti come una prova della sua sincerità
    the book can be read as a satire
    il libro può essere letto come una satira
    to read something into
    leggere qualcosa dietro a
    (comment, message, sentence)
    don't read too much into his reply
    non dare interpretazioni troppo complicate alla sua risposta
  • 6 (take a recording)
    (meter, dial, barometer, gauge)
    I can't read what the dial says
    non riesco a leggere il quadrante
  • 8 (of corrections in text) for “cat” in line 12 read “cart”
    alla riga 12, leggi “cart” invece di “cat”
  • 9 (Computing) (computer)
    (data, file)

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. read

British English: /riːd/
American English: /rid/
  • 1 (look at or articulate text)
    to somebody a qualcuno
    to read aloud
    leggere a voce alta
    to somebody a qualcuno
    to read about something
    leggere di qualcosa
    (accident, discovery)
    I read about it in the “Times”
    ho letto qualcosa al proposito sul “Times”
    I read about him yesterday
    ho letto qualcosa di lui ieri
    to read to somebody from something
    leggere a qualcuno da qualcosa
  • 2 (British English) (study) See examples:to read for a degree in history, chemistry
    studiare storia, chimica all'università
    to read for the Bar (British English) (Law)
  • 3 (create an impression) See examples:the document reads well, badly
    il documento si legge bene, male
    the translation reads like the original
    la traduzione scorre come l'originale

past tense, past participle

British English: /riːd/
American English: /rid/

adjective

British English: /riːd/
American English: /rid/
  • to take something as read
    dare qualcosa per letto
    (minutes, report)
    the press took it as read that he was lying can we take it as read that everybody will agree?
    possiamo dare per scontato che tutti saranno d'accordo?

Idioms

to read between the lines

Phrasal verbs

read back:

read [something] back
(message, sentence) to a
to read something back to oneself
rileggersi qualcosa

read in:

read [something] in, read in [something] (computer)

read off:

read off [something], read [something] off
leggere a voce alta
(names, scores)

read on

continuare a leggere

read out:

read [something] out, read out [something]
leggere a voce alta

read over

read through:

read over o through [something], read [something] over o through
(for the first time) (article, essay)
(reread) (notes, speech)

read up:

to read up on something, somebody
documentarsi su qualcosa, qualcuno

Definition of read in:

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