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slice
British English: /slʌɪs/
American English: /slaɪs/

Translation of slice in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (portion)
    (of bread, meat, cheese, fish, pie, tart) fetta (feminine)
    (of lemon, cucumber) fettina (feminine)
    to cut something into slices
    tagliare a fette, affettare (loaf, meat)
    tagliare a fettine (cucumber)
  • 4 (Sport) (stroke, shot)
    tiro (masculine) tagliato, slice (masculine)
    forehand slice
    diritto tagliato o slice di dritto
    back-hand slice
    rovescio tagliato o slice di rovescio

transitive verb

  • 2 (cleave)
    fendere (water, air)
    to slice somebody's throat
    tagliare la gola a qualcuno
    to slice somebody's cheek
    sfregiare qualcuno

intransitive verb

  • to slice through
    (fin, shape)
    fendere (water, air)
    (knife, blade)
    tagliare (timber, rope, meat)
    the metal sliced into her ankle
    il metallo le ha tagliato la caviglia

Idioms

no matter how o any way you slice it

(American English) [informal]
comunque la metti o girala come vuoi

Phrasal verbs

slice off:

slice off [something], slice [something] off
tagliare via (bodypart, section)
the propeller sliced his arm, head off
l'elica gli ha tranciato un braccio, la testa

slice up:

slice [something] up, slice up [something]
affettare, tagliare a fette (meat, cheese, vegetable)
tagliare a fettine (salami, lemon)

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