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British English: /ˈʌndə/
American English: /ˈəndər/
When under is used as a straightforward preposition in English, it can almost always be translated by sotto (a) in Italian: under the table = sotto al/sotto il tavolo under a sheet = sotto/sotto a un lenzuolo. - Note that sotto is the Italian translation of under, beneath and below. - Under is often used before a noun in English to mean subject to or affected by ( under control, under fire, under oath, under review etc.): for translations, consult the appropriate noun entry ( control, fire, oath, review etc.). - Under is also often used as a prefix in combinations such as undercooked, underfunded, undergrowth, underpass, underprivileged and underskirt. These combinations are treated as headwords in the dictionary. - For particular usages, see the entry below.

Translation of under in Italian:


  • 1 (physically beneath or below) under the bed, chair
    sotto il letto, la sedia
    under it
    di sotto
    it's under there
    è là sotto
    to come out from under something
    uscire da sotto a qualcosa
  • 2 (less than)under £10, two hours
    meno di 10 sterline, di due ore
    children under five a number under ten
    un numero inferiore a dieci
    temperatures under 10°C
    temperature inferiori a o al di sotto dei 10°C
    those under the rank of
    le persone di rango inferiore a quello di
  • 3 (according to)under the law, clause 5
    ai sensi della legge, dell'articolo 5 o secondo la legge, l'articolo 5
    fined under a rule
    multato secondo le disposizioni di regolamento
  • 4 (subordinate to) I have 50 people under me
    ho 50 persone sotto di me
  • 5 (in classification)do I look for Le Corbusier under “le” or “Corbusier”?
    devo cercare Le Corbusier sotto “le” o sotto “Corbusier”?
    you'll find it under “Problems”
    lo troverai alla voce o sotto “Problemi”


  • 2 (less) £10 and under
    da 10 sterline in giù
    children of six and under
    i bambini dai sei anni in giù
    to run five minutes under
    (event, programme)
    durare cinque minuti meno del previsto
  • 4 (subjugated)to keep somebody under
    tenere sotto qualcuno
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