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British English: /ˈsəːfɪs/
American English: /ˈsərfəs/

Translation of surface in Italian:


  • 2 [figurative]to skim the surface of an issue on the surface it was a simple problem beneath the surface he's very shy
    in fondo è molto timido
    violence is never far below the surface
    la violenza è sempre in agguato
    to come o rise to the surface
    (tensions, feelings, emotions)
    venire a galla o manifestarsi o affiorare


  • 3 (Linguistics)
    (structure, grammar)
    della struttura superficiale

transitive verb

  • pavimentare (road, ground)
    to surface something with
    rivestire qualcosa con

intransitive verb

  • 2 [figurative] (come to surface)
    (tension, anxiety, racism, problem)
    (evidence, scandal)

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