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British English: /ʃuː/
American English: /ʃu/

Translation of shoe in Italian:


  • 1 (footwear) a pair of shoes to take off, put on one's shoes
    togliersi, mettersi le scarpe
    before n (box)
    da scarpe
    di calzature
    (factory, manufacturer, retailer)
    di calzature, calzaturiero
  • 3 (Photography) (for flash)
    innesto (masculine) del flash

transitive verb forma in -ing shoeing pass., p.pass. shod

  • (horse)
    mettere le scarpe a, calzare


it's a question of dead men's shoes

= bisogna aspettare che qualcuno muoia per poter prendere il suo posto

to be in somebody's shoes

essere nei panni di qualcuno

what would you have done in my shoes? to shake o shiver in one's shoes

che cosa avresti fatto al mio posto?

to step into o fill somebody's shoes

prendere il posto di qualcuno

I saved shoe leather and took a bus

per non farmela a piedi ho preso l'autobus

I wore out shoe leather to find the right present

ho consumato le scarpe per trovare il regalo giusto

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