Translation of "well" - English-Italian dictionary


adjective uk /wel/ us /wel/ comparative better, superlative best

A1 healthy

You look well! Mi sembra che tu stia bene!
I’m not feeling very well. Non mi sento molto bene.
adverb uk /wel/ us /wel/

A1 in a good way

I thought they played well. Mi sembrava che avessero giocato bene.
He’s doing well at school. Va bene a scuola.

A2 in a complete way or as much as possible

I know him quite well. Lo conosco abbastanza bene.
well done!

A1 used to tell someone how pleased you are about their success

‘I scored three goals!’ ‘Well done!’ “Ho segnato tre gol!” “Bravo!”
as well

A1 also

Are you going to invite Steve as well? Hai intenzione di invitare anche Steve?
as well as something

A2 in addition to something

come pure qualcosa, e anche qualcosa
They have lived in the United States as well as Britain. Hanno vissuto negli Stati Uniti oltre che in Gran Bretagna.
oh well!

B1 used to say that a situation cannot be changed even though it might be disappointing

Oh well, you’ll have plenty of other chances to find a job. Pazienza – avrai molte altre occasioni di trovare lavoro.
all is well

B1 everything is in a good or acceptable state

va tutto bene
I hope all is well with Zack. Spero che a Zack stia andando tutto bene.
may/might as well

used to say that it is better to do something, even though it is not a lot better

tanto vale
It’s not raining, so we might as well walk there. Non piove, quindi tanto vale andare a piedi.
be just as well

to be a good thing to do, or to be a lucky thing to happen or be done

essere bene/meglio
It’s just as well you’re not here – you wouldn’t like the noise. È meglio che tu non sia qui – il frastuono non ti piacerebbe.
exclamation uk /wel/ us /wel/

A1 something you say before you start speaking

‘You’ll go, won’t you?’ ‘Well, I’m not sure.’ “Ci andrai, no?” “Beh, non sono sicuro.”
noun uk /wel/ us /wel/

a deep hole in the ground from which you can get water, oil, or gas

uk /wiːl/ us /wil/

short form of we will

forma contratta di “we will”
We’ll be home on Friday. Torneremo a casa venerdì.

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