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the
British English: /ðə/
, /ðɪ/
, /ðiː/
American English: /ði/
, /ðə/

Translation of the in Italian:

determiner

  • 1 (specifying, identifying etc.) two chapters of the book
    due capitoli del libro
    I met them at the supermarket
    li ho incontrati al supermercato
  • 2 (best etc.) See examples:she's the violinist of the century
    è la violinista del secolo
    the book of the year
    il libro dell'anno
    the French restaurant
    il ristorante francese per eccellenza
    the way of losing weight
    il modo più efficace per perdere peso
    do you mean the William Blake?
    intendi dire proprio William Blake?
  • 3 (with family names) See examples:the Hapsburgs the Buntings
    i Bunting, la famiglia Bunting
  • 4 (with genre) See examples:the opera
    l'opera
    the ballet
    il balletto
  • 5 (enough) See examples:he hadn't the courage to refuse
    non ebbe il coraggio di rifiutare
    we don't have the money for a holiday
    non abbiamo i soldi per fare una vacanza
    can you spare the time to help me?
  • 6 (with era) See examples:the fifties
    gli anni cinquanta
  • 7 (with adj) See examples:the impossible she buys only the best
    compra solo il meglio
  • 8 (with adj forming group) See examples:the French
    i francesi
    the wounded
    i feriti
    the handicapped
    gli handicappati
  • 9 (with comparative adjectives) See examples:the news made her all the sadder
    la notizia la rese ancora più triste
  • 10 (in double comparatives) See examples:the more I learn the less I understand
    più studio meno capisco
    the longer I do it the more difficult it becomes
    più lo faccio e più diventa difficile
    the sooner the better the longer he waits the harder it will be
    più aspetta e peggio sarà
  • 11 (with superlatives) See examples:the fastest train
    il treno più veloce
    the prettiest house in the village
    la casa più carina del paese

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