Translation of "past" - English-Italian dictionary


preposition, adverb uk /pɑːst/ us /pæst/

A2 further than

oltre, dopo
I live on Station Road, just past the Post Office. Abito in Station Road, poco dopo l’ufficio postale.
I live on Maple Street, just past the high school. Abito in Maple Street, poco dopo la scuola superiore.

A2 up to and further than someone or something

oltre, davanti a
Three boys went past us on mountain bikes. Tre ragazzi ci sono passati davanti sulla mountain bike.
I’ve just seen the bus go past. Ho appena visto passare l’autobus.

above a particular age or farther than a particular point

She’s past the age where she needs a babysitter. Ha passato l’età in cui ha bisogno della babysitter.

A1 mainly UK used to say ‘after’ the hour when you are saying what time it is

e (per dire l’ora)
It’s five past three. Sono le tre e cinque.
adjective uk /pɑːst/ us /pæst/

B1 having happened or existed before now

passato, precedente
past relationships relazioni passate
I know this from past experience. Questo lo so per esperienza passata.

B1 used to refer to a period of time in the past that lasts until the present

It’s been raining for the past three days. Sono tre giorni che piove.
noun uk /pɑːst/ us /pæst/
the past

B1 the time before the present and all the things that happened then

il passato
In the past people would bathe once a month. In passato le persone facevano il bagno una volta al mese.
the past also the past tense

A2 in grammar, the form of a verb that is used to show what happened in the past

il passato semplice
someone’s past

all of the things that someone has done in their life

il passato di qualcuno
I knew nothing about his past. Non sapevo niente del suo passato.

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