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Translation of separate in Italian:


British English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/
American English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/
  • 1 (with singular noun)
    (piece, section, organization)
    separato, a sé stante
    (discussion, issue, occasion)
    altro, diverso
    a parte
    proprio, autonomo
    she has a separate room
    ha una camera separata o a parte
    each room has a separate bathroom
    ogni stanza ha il proprio bagno
    the flat is separate from the rest of the house a separate appointment for each child
    un incontro individuale per ogni bambino
    I had a separate appointment
    ho avuto un appuntamento a parte
    under separate cover
    in un plico a parte
  • 2 (with plural noun)
    (pieces, sections)
    separato, differente
    (discussions, issues, problems)
    diverso, differente
    (organizations, agreements, treaties)
    separato, diverso, distinto
    (dates, appointments)
    diverso, distinto
    they have separate rooms
    hanno stanze separate
    they dined at separate tables
    pranzarono a tavoli diversi
    they asked for separate bills (in restaurant)
    chiesero conti separati
    these are two separate problems
    questi sono due problemi distinti


British English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/
American English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/
  • keep the knives separate
    tieni i coltelli a parte
    keep the knives separate from the forks
    tieni i coltelli separati dalle forchette

transitive verb

British English: /ˈsɛpəreɪt/
American English: /ˈsɛpəˌreɪt/
  • 1 (divide)
    (wall, river)
    dividere, separare (country, community)
    (intolerance, belief)
    dividere (people)
    separare (milk, egg)
    only five seconds separated the two athletes to be separated by
    essere diviso o separato da (river, wall)
    essere diviso da (prejudice, intolerance)
    to separate something from something
    (wall, river)
    separare qualcosa da qualcosa
    to separate the cream from the milk to separate somebody from somebody
    (belief, disapproval)
    allontanare qualcuno da qualcuno
    her beliefs separated her from her sister
    le sue convinzioni la allontanarono da sua sorella
    the child became separated from his mother (in crowd etc.)
    il bambino rimase separato dalla madre
    to separate the issue of pay from that of working hours
    distinguere o tenere separata la questione dello stipendio da quella dell'orario di lavoro

intransitive verb

British English: /ˈsɛpəreɪt/
American English: /ˈsɛpəˌreɪt/
  • (all contexts) (person, couple, component)
    separarsi (from da)

Phrasal verbs

separate out

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