Übersetzung von “what” — Englisch–Italienisch Wörterbuch

what

pronoun, determiner uk /wɒt/ us /hwʌt, hwɑt/

A1 used to ask for information about something

che
What’s this? Che cos’è questo?
What time is it? Che ore sono?

A1 informal used when you have not heard what someone has said and you want them to repeat it

che?
‘Do you want a drink, Tom?’ ‘What?’ “Vuoi qualcosa da bere, Tom?” “Che?”

B1 used to mean something without giving it a name

ciò che
I heard what he said. Ho sentito che cosa ha detto.
Do you know what I mean? Sai che cosa voglio dire?

informal used to ask what someone wants when they call you

che cosa?
‘Jenny?’ ‘Yes, what?’ “Jenny?” “Sì, che?”
what about…?

A2 used to suggest something

che ne pensi/pensate di… ?
What about asking Martin to help? Perché non chiedete a Martin di aiutare?
what a/an…

B1 used to give your opinion

che…
What an awful day! Che giornata orrenda!
what if…?

B1 used to ask about something that could happen in the future, especially something bad

e se… ?
What if I miss the plane? E se perdo l’aereo?
what… for?

used to ask about the reason or the purpose for something

a che cosa serve/servono… ?, perché…?
What are these tools for? A che servono questi attrezzi?
What are you doing that for? Per quale motivo lo stai facendo?

(Übersetzung von “what” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Italienisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)