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Pronunciation: /makˈkjare/

Translation of macchiare in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (allungare)macchiare il caffè
    to add a dash of milk to the coffee

also: macchiarsi verbo pronominale

  • 1 (sporcarsi)questa camicia si macchia facilmente
    this shirt stains easily
    si è macchiato la giacca
    he's stained his jacket
    si sono macchiati le mani di nero
    they stained their hands black
    ti sei macchiato d'inchiostro, d'olio
    you've got ink, oil on your clothes
  • 2 [figurative]-rsi di un delitto
    to soil one's hands with a foul deed
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