Translation of "for" - English-Italian dictionary


preposition uk strong /fɔːr/ us /fɔr/ weak /r/ us /fɔr/

A1 to be given to or used by someone or something

I bought a dress for their new baby. Ho comprato un abito per il loro bebè.
We need some curtains for the bedroom. Abbiamo bisogno di tende per la camera.

A1 used to show an amount of time or distance

per, da
We walked for miles. Abbiamo camminato per chilometri.
I lived with my parents for a year. Ho vissuto con i miei genitori per un anno.
I’ve known David for many years. Conosco David da molti anni.

A2 having a particular purpose

What are those large scissors for? A che servono queste grosse forbici?

A2 because of something

per, per via di
Scotland is famous for its beautiful countryside. La Scozia è famosa per la sua bellissima campagna.
New York is famous for its buildings. New York è famosa per i suoi edifici.

A2 in exchange for something, especially an amount of money

How much did you pay for your computer? Quanto hai pagato per il tuo computer?

A2 on the occasion of

What did you buy him for his birthday? Che cosa gli hai comprato per il suo compleanno?

A2 at a particular time

I’ve booked a table at the restaurant for nine o’clock. Ho prenotato un tavolo al ristorante per le nove.

A2 towards or in the direction of

Just follow the signs for the airport. Segui semplicemente le indicazioni per l’aeroporto.

A2 meaning or representing something

What’s the German word for ‘cucumber’? Come si dice “cetriolo” in tedesco?

B1 in order to help someone

I’ll carry those bags for you. Te le porto io quelle borse.

B1 representing a country or organization

He plays football for Arsenal. Gioca a calcio per l’Arsenal.

supporting or agreeing with someone or something

per, a favore di
Did you vote for or against the proposal? Hai votato a favore o contro la proposta?

used when comparing something to a particular fact

She’s very tall for her age. È molto alta per la sua età.

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