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British English: /kəʊld/
American English: /koʊld/

Translation of cold in Italian:


  • 1 (chilly)
    [figurative] (colour, light)
    to be o feel cold the room was o felt cold
    la stanza era fredda o faceva freddo nella stanza
    the wind is o feels cold
    il vento è freddo
    it's cold outside
    fa freddo fuori
    it's o the weather's cold
    fa freddo, il tempo è freddo
    it's o the weather's getting colder
    si sta facendo freddo
    to go cold
    (food, tea, water)
    diventare freddo o raffreddarsi
    don't let the baby get cold
    non fare prendere freddo al bambino
    to keep something cold
    tenere al fresco
  • 2 (unemotional)
    (expression, manner, smile, heart, logic etc.)
    to be cold to o towards somebody
    essere freddo con o nei confronti di qualcuno
    to leave somebody cold
    lasciare freddo qualcuno o non fare né caldo né freddo a qualcuno
    pop music, football leaves me cold
    la musica pop, il calcio mi lascia (del tutto) indifferente
  • 3 (not recent)
    the trail has gone cold
    la pista è quasi cancellata
  • 4 (unconscious) See examples:to be out cold
    essere privo di sensi
    to knock o lay somebody out cold
    mettere KO qualcuno


  • 1 uncountable (chilliness) to feel the cold
    patire il freddo o essere freddoloso
    to be out in the cold
    essere fuori al freddo
    to come in from o out of the cold [figurative]
    essere preso in considerazione
    to be left out in the cold [figurative]
    essere lasciato in disparte o essere ignorato, trascurato
    he was trembling with cold
  • 2 countable (Medicine) to have a cold
    avere il raffreddore o essere raffreddato
    to catch o get a cold
    prendere un raffreddore o raffreddarsi
    a bad cold
    un brutto o forte raffreddore
    a cold in the head


  • 1 [informal] (without preparation)
    senza preparazione, a freddo
    (speak, perform)
    a braccio, improvvisando
  • 2 (American English) (thoroughly)
    (learn, know)
    to turn somebody down cold
    mandare qualcuno a spasso


cold hands, warm heart

mani fredde, cuore caldo

to have o get cold feet

in cold blood

my blood runs cold

in the cold light of day

to be as cold as ice

essere freddo come il ghiaccio
(part of body)
essere ghiacciato
essere gelido

to pour o throw cold water on something

raffreddare qualcosa

you're getting colder!

(in guessing games)
acqua… acqua…

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