240 terms

big kid words

STUDY
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a base di
based
a fondo
thoroughly, in-depth
a proposito
by the way
a testa
each
abbassarsi
to lower / decrease
accogliere
to host / accept / welcome
accontentarsi
to be happy
acquisire
to acquire
adattarsi
to adapt
affrettarsi
to hurry
affrontare
to deal with
aggiungere
to add
agire
to act (take action)
ago
needle
alimentare
to feed / nourish
allinearsi
to ally yourself with
allontanare
to distance yourself
ammazzare
to kill
ammonire
to warn
anafalbeta
illiterate
andare in giro
to go for a ride
anidride carbonica
carbon dioxide
anzitutto
first of all
apparecchio
appliance
appartenere
to belong
appoggiare
to lean on
approfondimento
in-depth study
approfondire
to go in-depth
assicurare
to assure
assumere
to hire
astenersi
to abstain
atteggiamento
behavior, attitude
attreversare
to cross
attrezzatura
tool
attribuire
to attribute
aumentare
to increase
auricolare
head phones
avvenimento
event
avvertire
to warn, advise
bancone
counter
bastare
to be enough
battito cardiaco
heartbeat
benessere
well-being
benzina
gas (for the car)
bicchiere
glass (that you drink out of)
bloccare
to block
bocciare
to fail
buio
dark
bullismo
bullying
busta
envelope / shopping bag
cacciare
to hunt
cadere dalle nuvole
to be surprised
calare
to fall / decrease
capace
capable
capitare
to happen
carcere
jail
casomai
in case
cieco
blind
cittadino
citizen
coinvolgere
to involve
collegare
to collect
colloquio
interview
colonna sonora
soundtrack
compiere
to complete
comportarsi
to behave
concorso
contest
condurre
to conduct
confondere
to confuse
considerevole
considerable
consigliare
to advise
corrispondere
to correspond
cosidetto
so-called
cospargere
to scatter
costringere
to force / obligate
cranio
skull
crescere
to grow
crollare
to crumble
cucire
to sew
cuffie
headphones
delitto
crime
deluso
disappointed
diminuire
to diminish
diritti
rights
ditta
company / business
docente
teacher / leader
effetto serra
greenhouse effect
efficace
efficient
eppure
yet / but / still
esame di maturità
final exams for high school
espandersi
to expand
esprimersi
to express yourself
etichetta
labeled
fabbrica
factory
faccende domestiche
household chores
fare la coda
to stand in line
fastidio
annoyance
fattoria
farm
fegato
liver
fidare
to trust
fingere
to pretend
firmare
to sign
fornire
to supply
fuggire
to flee
fuori legge
illegal
gestire
to manage / organize
gettare
to throw
gradire
to enjoy
gustare
to taste (use your senses)
immondizia
garbage
in attesa
waiting
in confronto
compared to
in poche parole
in few words
incubo
nightmare
indagine
poll
inesauribile
inexhaustable
infastidire
to annoy
inondare
to overflow
inviare
to send
iscriversi
to enroll
ispirarsi
to inspire
istruire
to teach
la leva
military service
lasciare
to leave behind / let / allow
legame
ties
legare
to tie
lentiggini
freckles
licenziare
to be fired
lottare
to fight
lucertola
lizard
mancare
to be missing
meravigliare
to wonder / stare
meritare
to deserve / earn
mestiere
job / career
mettere da parte
to put aside
mettere in discussione
to discuss
mi fa piacere
I like it
miele
honey
migliorare
to improve
motivo
motive / reason
mulino
mill
navigare
to navigate / sail
nocere
to harm
nostrano
local
notevole
noteworthy
notte in bianco
sleepless night
orgoglio
pride
ospitare
to host / shelter
ozio
laziness / sloth
palazzo di giustizia
law court
paragonare
to compare
parecchi
a few
parere
to seem
passare
to pass by / to spend time
patria
homeland
peggiorare
to worsen
pena
penalty
per lo meno
at least
per lo più
for the most part
per niente
not at all
per tutti i gusti
for everyone
percorrere
to travel / to cover
permettersi
to afford
pinacoteca
art gallery of just paintings
pista
track / lane
premiare
to award
premio
prize
prevedere
to predict
privare
to deprive
qualsiasi
anything
questura
police station
quotidiano
daily
raduno
meeting
raffinato
refined
reagire
to react
realizzare
to make real
regalare
to give as a gift
rendersi conto
to realize (understand)
respirare
to breathe
restituire
to give back
richiedere
to require
riciclare
to recycle
ridurre
to reduce
riempire
to fill up
rifiutare
to refute / deny
riflettere
to reflect
rinforzare
to reinforce
risolversi
to make up your mind
risparmiare
to save (money)
riuscire
to succeed
rivista
magazine
rovinare
to ruin
rubare
to steal
sagra
local festival
salvare
to save (a life)
sangue
blood
scattare
to spring into action / to take a photo
scintilliare
to sparkle
sciopero
strike
scopare
to sweep
scoprire
to discover
settimana bianca
ski vacation
siccità
drought
sindaco
mayor
sistemarsi
to get comfortable / situated
sopravivere
to survive
sorgere
to surge / emerge
sosta
stop
sostare
to stop
sostenere
to sustain
spaventare
to frighten
spazzatura
garbage
sporcizia
filth
spostare
to move
sprecare
to waste
stage
an internship
stampare
to print
stato civile
marital status
stupire
to surprise / astonish
sudore
sweat
sviluppare
to develop
svolgere
to take place
tappa
stop (on a trip)
tastare
to type
tempesta
storm
terremoto
earthquake
tirare a sorte
to pull by chance
togliere
to take off
trattarsi di
to be about
tutelare
to conserve
uccidere
to kill
unicità
uniqueness
valere
to be worth
vantaggio
advantage
vendicarsi
to get revenge
versare
to pour out
vetro
glass (the material)
vietare
to forbid
villeggiatura
vacation
visto e considerato
since / given that
volentieri
gladly