Translation of "old" - English-Italian dictionary


adjective uk /əʊld/ us /oʊld/

A1 having lived or existed for a long time

vecchio, antico
an old man un uomo anziano
an old house una casa vecchia
We’re all getting older. Stiamo tutti invecchiando.

A1 having been used or owned for a long time

You might get dirty, so wear some old clothes. Ti potresti sporcare, quindi indossa degli abiti vecchi.
how old are you, is she, etc.?

A1 used to ask about someone’s or something’s age

quanti anni hai, ha, ecc.?
How old are your kids now? Quanti anni hanno i tuoi figli ora?
be six months old, 16 years old, etc.

A1 used to say someone’s or something’s age

avere sei mesi, 16 anni, ecc.
She’ll be four years old in March. Avrà quattro anni in Marzo.

A2 used before or in the past

vecchio, di prima
I think the old system was better in many ways. Credo che il vecchio sistema andasse meglio in vari modi.
my old house la mia vecchia casa

A2 an old friend is one you have known and liked for a long time.

vecchio, di lunga data
She’s one of my oldest friends. È una delle mie più vecchie amiche.

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