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British English: /tʌŋ/
American English: /təŋ/

Translation of tongue in Italian:


  • 1 (Anatomy)
    lingua (feminine) (also figurative)
    to poke o stick out one's tongue at somebody
    fare la lingua o la linguaccia a qualcuno
    his tongue was hanging out
    aveva la lingua a penzoloni
    to click one's tongue
    fare schioccare la lingua
    to lose, find one's tongue the tip of the tongue
    la punta della lingua
  • 2 (language) mother tongue
    lingua madre o lingua materna
    native tongue to speak in tongues (Religion)
    = avere il dono della glossolalia
    to speak in a foreign tongue
    parlare in una lingua straniera

transitive verb



to bite one's tongue

has the cat got your tongue? to get the rough side o edge of somebody's tongue

essere insultato da qualcuno

I have his name on the tip of my tongue

ho il suo nome sulla punta della lingua

to trip off the tongue

(name, lie)
venire alle labbra

to loosen somebody's tongue

sciogliere la lingua a qualcuno

I can't get my tongue round it

a slip of the tongue

un lapsus

hold your tongue!

frena la lingua!

watch your tongue! keep a civil tongue in your head

sii educato
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