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Pronunciation: / ˈbestja /, / ˈbɛstja /

Translation of bestia in English:

nome femminile

  • 3 (capo di bestiame) See examples:portare le -e all'abbeverata
    to lead the cattle to the watering


la fame, la guerra è una brutta bestia

lavorare come una bestia

to work like crazy o like a Trojan
(British English)

essere una bestia da soma

to be the household drudge

andare, montare in bestia

to fly off the handle, to blow a fuse

mandare in bestia o far montare in bestia qualcuno

to drive somebody up the wall

essere la bestia nera di qualcuno

(persona, soggetto, problema)
to be somebody's pet peeve, to be a bugbear for somebody

guardare qualcuno come una bestia rara

to look at somebody as if he, she were a freak


bestia cornuta

  • horned animal

bestia feroce

  • ferocious animal

bestia nera

bestia selvatica

bestia da soma

bestia da tiro

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