Translation of "back" - English-Italian dictionary

back

adverb uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

A1 to the place where someone or something was before

di ritorno, a posto
When do you go back to college? Quando torni all’università?
I put it back in the cupboard. L’ho rimesso a posto nell’armadietto.

A2 as a reply or reaction to something

in risposta
Can I call you back later? Ti posso richiamare più tardi?

B1 in a direction behind you

dietro
She stepped back. Ha fatto un passo indietro.

to the state something or someone was in before

di nuovo
Try to go back to sleep. Cerca di riaddormentarti.

to an earlier time

usato per esprimere un’azione o evento nel passato
Looking back, I think we did the right thing. Ripensandoci, credo che abbiamo agito per il meglio.
I heard from them back in January. Li ho sentiti a gennaio.
back and forth

in one direction then the opposite way, many times

avanti e indietro
She goes back and forth between London and Paris quite often. Va avanti e indietro spesso tra Londra e Parigi.
noun uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

A1 the part of something that is away from the front

dietro, fondo
Our seats were at the back of the theatre. I nostri posti a teatro erano nelle file di dietro.

A2 the part of your body from your shoulders to your bottom

schiena
He was lying on his back. Era sdraiato di schiena.
in back of

behind

dietro
They sat in back of us on the plane. Erano seduti dietro di noi sull’aereo.
back to front

with the back part of something where the front should be

all’incontrario
You’ve got your T-shirt on back to front. Stai indossando la maglietta all’incontrario.
behind someone’s back

If you do something behind someone’s back, you do it without them knowing, often in an unfair way.

alle spalle di qualcuno
Have they been saying things about me behind my back? Hanno parlato male di me alle mie spalle?
verb uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

to give support to a person or plan

appoggiare, sostenere
He backed Clark in the recent election. Ha appoggiato Clark nell’elezione recente.

to move or drive backwards

indietreggiare, fare marcia indietro
It’s best to back into a parking space. È meglio entrare a retromarcia in un posto di parcheggio.
adjective uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

A2 at the back of something

posteriore
the back door la porta sul retro
the back garden il giardino sul retro

(Translation of “back” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)