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British English: /ˈʃəʊldə/
American English: /ˈʃoʊldər/

Translation of shoulder in Italian:


  • 1 on o over one's shoulder
    sulla spalla, in spalla
    on o over one's shoulders
    sulle spalle
    this jacket is too tight across the shoulders
    questa giacca è troppo stretta di spalle
    to put one's shoulders back
    tirare indietro le spalle
    to straighten one's shoulders
    raddrizzare o tirare su le spalle
    to look over somebody's shoulder
    guardare da dietro le spalle di qualcuno
    to cry on somebody's shoulder
    piangere sulla spalla di qualcuno
    I am always there if you need a shoulder to cry on
    se hai bisogno di una spalla su cui piangere, sai che io sono qui
    his shoulders shook with laughter, sobs
    era scosso dalle risate, dai singhiozzi
    to have round shoulders
    avere le spalle curve
    to look (back) over one's shoulder
    guardarsi alle spalle (also figurative)
    the burden, responsibility is o falls on my shoulders
    il peso, la responsabilità cade sulle mie spalle
    to stand shoulder to shoulder
    (two people)
    stare fianco a fianco
    to work shoulder to shoulder

also: -shouldered adjective in composti

  • to be round-shouldered
    avere le spalle curve
    to be narrow, square-shouldered
    avere le spalle strette, quadrate

transitive verb

  • 1
    mettere [qualcosa] in spalla (bag, implement)
    to shoulder one's gun to shoulder arms (Military)
    eseguire lo spallarm
    shoulder arms! (Military)
  • 2 [figurative]
    caricarsi di (burden, task)
    addossarsi, sobbarcarsi (responsibility, expense)
  • 3 (push)to shoulder one's way through
    farsi largo a spallate tra (crowd)
    to shoulder somebody aside
    spostare qualcuno con una spallata


to be o stand head and shoulders above somebody

sorpassare qualcuno di una buona testa
lasciare indietro qualcuno

to have a good head on one's shoulders

avere la testa sulle spalle

to have an old head on young shoulders

essere più maturo della propria età

to put one's shoulder to the wheel

to rub shoulders with somebody

frequentare qualcuno

straight from the shoulder

(comment, criticism)

to give it to somebody straight from the shoulder

dirla a qualcuno senza peli sulla lingua
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