Translation of tell in Italian:

tell

Pronunciation: /tel/

vt (pt/pp told)

  • dire; raccontare [story]; (distinguish) distinguere (from da) tell somebody something dire qualcosa a qualcuno tell somebody to do something dire a qualcuno di fare qualcosa tell the time dire l'ora I couldn't tell why… non sapevo perché… you're telling me! a chi lo dici!

vi

  • (produce an effect) avere effetto time will tell il tempo ce lo dirà his age is beginning to tell l'età comincia a farsi sentire [per lui] don't tell me non dirmelo you mustn't tell non devi dire niente

Phrasal verbs

tell apart

vt distinguere

tell off

vt sgridare

tell on

vt [Sch] (inform against) fare la spia a

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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody