Übersetzung von “work” — Englisch–Italienisch Wörterbuch

work

verb uk /wɜːk/ us /wɜrk/

A1 to do a job that you get money for

lavorare
Helen works for a computer company. Helen lavora per un’azienda informatica.
He works as a waiter in an Italian restaurant. Fa il cameriere in un ristorante italiano.

A2 If a machine or piece of equipment works, it is not broken.

funzionare
The fridge isn’t working. Il frigorifero non funziona.

B1 If something works, it is successful.

funzionare, avere successo
Her plan to get rid of me didn’t work. Il suo piano per liberarsi di me non ha funzionato.
work your fingers to the bone

to work extremely hard, especially for a long time

ammazzarsi di fatica
She worked her fingers to the bone to provide a home and food for seven children. Si è ammazzata di fatica per dare un tetto e da mangiare a sette figli.

Phrasal Verb(s)

noun uk /wɜːk/ us /wɜrk/

A1 [ no plural ] something you do to get money

lavoro
Has she found any work yet? Ha ancora trovato lavoro?

A1 [ no plural ] the place where you go to do your job

lavoro
He had an accident at work. Ha avuto un incidente sul lavoro.

A2 [ no plural ] the activities that you do at school, for your job, etc.

lavoro
Do you have a lot of work to do? Hai molto lavoro da fare?

B1 [ no plural ] the effort needed to do something

lavoro
Painting that room was hard work. Imbiancare quella stanza è stato un duro lavoro.
be out of work

B1 not having a job

essere disoccupato
I’ve been out of work for the last six months. Sono disoccupato da sei mesi.

a painting, book, piece of music, etc.

opera
the complete works of Shakespeare l’opera completa di Shakespeare
get/set to work

to start doing something

mettersi al lavoro
I need to get to work on my essay. Mi devo mettere al lavoro a fare il tema.
get to work

to start doing something

mettersi al lavoro
I need to get to work on my essay. Mi devo mettere al lavoro a fare il tema.
have your work cut out

to have something very difficult to do

avere un bel daffare
It’s a demanding job – she’s going to have her work cut out for her. È un lavoro impegnativo – avrà un bel daffare.

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