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British English: /riːl/
American English: /ˈri(ə)l/

Translation of real in Italian:


  • 1 (actual, not imaginary or theoretical) real or imagined insults
    insulti veri o immaginari
    the threat is very real
    la minaccia è molto reale
    there's no real cause for alarm he has no real power
    non ha potere effettivo
    in real life
    nella realtà o nella vita reale
    the real world
    la realtà o il mondo reale
    it's not like that in the real world
    non è così nella realtà
    in real terms
  • 2 (not artificial or imitation)
    (flower, leather, champagne)
    autentico, vero
    are these real orchids?
    sono vere queste orchidee?
    the real thing o the real McCoy [informal]
    this time it's the real thing
  • 3 (true, proper)
    (Christian, Socialist, altruism)
    it's ages since I had a real holiday
    sono anni che non faccio una vacanza vera
    he knows the real you, me
    conosce la tua, la mia vera personalità
    the real France, Africa
    la Francia, l'Africa vera
  • 4 (for emphasis)
    (idiot, charmer, stroke of luck, pleasure)
    it's a real shame
    è un vero peccato
    it was a real laugh [informal]
    ci siamo divertiti un casino
    this room is a real oven
  • 5 (Economics, Business)
    (asset, capital, cost, income, value)
    in real terms
    in termini reali



(American English) [informal]


for real


is he for real? get real!

(American English)
(serious) dice sul serio?
(what a fool) che idiota!
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