Translation of "have" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk strong /hæv/ weak /həv/ (present participle having, past tense and past participle had)

A1 (also have got) used for saying what or who is yours

We have two children.
Laura has beautiful blue eyes.
I had a bike, but I sold it.

A1 (also have got) If you have a particular illness, you are suffering from it.

I have a bad cold.

A1 to eat or drink something

avere, prendere, mangiare
I had a drink of water.

B1 (also have got) used to talk about the position of something in relation to a person or thing

He had a pen in his hand.
She had a baby with her.

B1 to cause something to be in a particular state

fare, fare sì che
He had dinner ready by the time we got home.
have to do something; have got to do something

A2 to need to do something

avere necessità di fare qualcosa, dovere fare qualcosa
I have to go to work now.
Do we have to finish this today?
have difficulty, fun, problems, etc.

A2 used with nouns to say that someone experiences something

avere difficoltà, avere problemi, divertirsi, ecc.
We had a great time at the beach.
have a baby

A2 to give birth to a baby

partorire, dare alla luce un bambino
have a bath, sleep, walk, etc.

A2 used with nouns to say that someone does something

fare il bagno, una passeggiata, una dormita, ecc.
Can I have a quick shower?
have a nap, walk, look, etc.

used with some nouns to say that someone does something

fare un sonnellino, fare una passeggiata, dare un’occhiata, ecc.
Can I have a quick shower?
have something cleaned, repaired, etc.

B1 to arrange for someone to do something for you

fare pulire, fare riparare, ecc. qualcosa
I’m having my hair cut this afternoon.
I’m having the house painted.
have something stolen, taken, etc.

B1 If you have something stolen, taken, etc., someone takes something that belongs to you.

venire derubato di qualcosa
She had her car stolen last week.
have a question, idea, etc.

to think of a question, idea, etc.

avere una domanda, un’idea, ecc.
I suddenly had an idea.

to arrange for someone to visit you in your home

We had David and Amy over for dinner last week.

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