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small
British English: /smɔːl/
American English: /smɔl/

Translation of small in Italian:

adjective

  • 1 (not big)
    (house, car, coin, dog, bag, mistake, proportion, quantity, stake, sum)
    piccolo
    (change, increase)
    piccolo, lieve
    (majority, number)
    esiguo, ridotto
    a small book
    un libricino o un libretto
    a small job
    un lavoretto
    a small matter
    una faccenda insignificante o una cosa da poco
    the dress is too small for her
    il vestito è troppo piccolo per lei
    a small sweatshirt
    una felpa piccola, (di taglia) small
    the change was small
    il cambiamento fu lieve
    his influence was small it would cost a small fortune [informal]
    mi verrebbe a costare una piccola fortuna
    the small matter of the £1,000 you owe me [ironic]
    quella miseria delle 1.000 sterline che mi devi
    it is written with a small letter
    si scrive con la lettera minuscola
    in his o her own small way
    nel suo piccolo
    to cut something up small
    tagliare qualcosa a pezzettini
    to fold something up small
    piegare ripetutamente qualcosa
    everybody, great and small, will be affected
    tutti, senza distinzioni, saranno colpiti
    the smallest room [informal] [euphemistic]
    il gabinetto
    it's a small world!
  • 3 (not much)to have small cause o reason for worrying o to worry it is small comfort o consolation to somebody
    è una misera consolazione per qualcuno
    it is of small consequence
    è irrilevante o di poca importanza
    it is of no small consequence small wonder he left!
    non c'è da stupirsi che sia partito!
  • 4 (quiet)
    (sound)
    debole
    a small voice
    una vocina
    a small noise
    un rumorino
  • 5 (humiliated)to feel o look small
    sentirsi o farsi piccolo piccolo (per la vergogna)
    to make somebody feel o look small
    umiliare qualcuno
    “I did it,” she said in a small voice
    “sono stata io”, disse con voce fioca

adverb

noun

  • the small of the back
    la parte bassa della schiena o le reni
    to feel a pain in the small of one's back

also: smalls plural noun

(British English) [informal] [euphemistic]
  • indumenti (masculine) intimi

Idioms

he's small beer o potatoes

(American English) [informal]
non conta niente

it's small beer o potatoes

(American English) [informal]

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