Translation of "about" - English-Italian dictionary


preposition uk /əˈbaʊt/ us /əˈbɑʊt/

A1 relating to a particular subject

di, su, su di
What was she talking about? Di che cosa stava parlando?

UK to or in different parts of a place

in giro per, intorno a
We wandered about the town. Siamo andati in giro per la città.
what/how about…?

A2 used to suggest something

che ne dici/dite di…?
What about some lunch? Che ne dici di andare a pranzo?
what/how about…?

B1 used to ask for someone’s opinion on a particular subject

che ne pensi/pensate di… ?
What about this restaurant? Is it good? Che ne pensi di questo ristorante? È buono?
adverb uk /əˈbaʊt/ us /əˈbɑʊt/

A1 close to a particular number or time, although not exactly that number or time

It happened about two months ago. È successo circa due mesi fa.

UK to or in different parts of a place

in giro, intorno
She just leaves her clothes lying about. Lascia i suoi vestiti in giro.
be about to do something

B1 to be going to do something very soon

stare per fare qualcosa
I’m about to leave. Sto per partire.

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