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Pronunciation: /ˈdito/

Translation of dito in English:

nome maschile in the plural, the feminine form dita is generally used; the masculine form diti is used when the name of each finger is specified


si contano sulle -a di una mano

they can be counted on the fingers of one hand

incrociamo le -a!

fingers crossed!

incrociare le -a

to keep one's fingers crossed

non muovere un dito

not to lift a finger (per qualcuno for somebody) (per fare to do)

non ha mosso un dito per aiutarmi

he didn't lift a finger to help me

mordersi le -a

to kick oneself

leccarsi le -a

to lick one's lips

prendersi delle bacchettate sulle -a

to get o have one's knuckles rapped

se le dai un dito si prende il braccio

give her an inch and she'll take a yard o mile

toccare il cielo con un dito

to be in the seventh heaven
to be on cloud nine [informal]
to be thrilled to bits [informal]

questa me la lego al dito!

I won't forget that!

il mio dito mignolo mi dice che…

a little bird tells me that…

avere l'anello al dito

to be married

puntare il dito contro qualcuno

to point the finger at somebody

toccare con le -a

to experience at first hand

mettere il dito nella piaga

to touch on a sore point

sapere o avere qualcosa sulla punta delle -a

to have something at one's fingertips, to know something like the back of one's hand
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