Translation of "difference" - English-Italian dictionary

difference

noun uk /ˈdɪf·əəns/ us /ˈdɪf·rəns/

A2 the way in which two people or things are not the same

differenza
What’s the difference between an ape and a monkey? Qual è la differenza tra le scimmie antropomorfe e le scimmie non antropomorfe?

B1 the amount by which one thing is different from another

differenza
There’s a big difference in age between them. C’è una notevole differenza di età tra di loro.
make a difference

to have an effect on a situation

fare (una) differenza
Changing my appearance made a big difference to how I felt about myself. Aver cambiato il mio aspetto ha molto cambiato la mia percezione di me stesso.
it makes no difference; it doesn’t make any difference

it is not important

fa lo stesso
Do what you like – it doesn’t make any difference. Fai quello che ti pare – non fa alcuna differenza.
tell the difference

to notice the way in which two things are different

notare la differenza
This coffee is half the price of that one, but I can’t tell the difference. Questo caffè costa la metà di quello, ma non noto nessuna differenza.
a difference of opinion

a disagreement

una divergenza di opinioni
They had a difference of opinion about/over their daughter’s education. Hanno avuto una divergenza di opinioni sull’educazione della figlia.

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