Translation of "well" - English-Italian dictionary


adverb uk /wel/

A1 in a good way

I thought they played well.
He’s doing well at school.

A2 in a complete way or as much as possible

I know him quite well.
well done!

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

“I scored three goals!” “Well done!”
as well

A1 also

Are you going to invite Steve as well?
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.
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.
all is well

B1 everything is in a good or acceptable state

va tutto bene
I hope all is well with Zack.
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.
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.

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