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sbagliare

Translation of sbagliare in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 (compiere un'azione errata, inesatta)sbagliare la risposta
    to give the wrong answer
    sbagliare mira
    to miss one's aim
    sbagliare momento
    to pick the wrong moment
    sbagliare mestiere
    to choose the wrong job
    [ironico]
    to miss one's vocation
    sbagliare a scrivere una parola
    to misspell a word, to spell a word incorrectly
    sbagliare i calcoli
    to get one's calculations wrong, to be out in one's calculations
    (British English) [figurato]
    to get it all wrong, to make a big mistake
  • 2 (fallire)ho sbagliato tutto nella vita
    I've made a mess of my life
    sbagliare il tiro (nel calcio)
  • 3 (scambiare)sbagliare via, pullman, chiave
    to take the wrong road, bus, key
    sbagliare ora, data, giorno
    to get the time, date, day wrong
    sbagliare numero (di telefono)
    to dial o get the wrong number
    sbagliare palazzo
    to get the wrong building
    sbagliare strada
    to go the wrong way
    sbagliare porta
    to get the wrong door
    [figurato]
    to come to the wrong place

verbo intransitivo aus. avere

also: sbagliarsi verbo pronominale

  • to be mistaken, to be wrong
    -rsi su qualcuno, qualcosa
    to make a mistake o be wrong about somebody, something
    -rsi di due euro, di tre ore
    to be two euros, three hours out (British English) o off (American English)
    -rsi a leggere potrei sbagliarmi, ma…
    I may o might be wrong, but…
    ti sbagli!
    you're wrong!

Idioms

sbagliare o -rsi di grosso

to be badly mistaken o quite wrong

non sbagliare un colpo

not to miss a trick

-rsi su tutta la linea

to be completely wrong

sbagliando s'impara

[proverbio]
= you learn from your mistakes

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