picture **** pic·ture

picture **** pic·ture
['pɪktʃə(r)]
1. n
1) (Art: painting) quadro, pittura, dipinto, (drawing) disegno, (portrait) ritratto, (photo) fotografia, (in book) illustrazione f

to paint a picture of sth — dipingere qc

there were pictures on the walls — c'erano dei quadri alle pareti

a picture of Queen Elizabeth I — un ritratto della regina Elisabetta I

to draw a picture of sth — disegnare qc

to take a picture of sb/sth — fare una foto a qn/di qc

children's books have lots of pictures — ci sono molte illustrazioni nei libri per bambini

my picture was in the paper — c'era la mia foto sul giornale

he looked the picture of health — sembrava il ritratto della salute

you're the picture of your mother — sei (proprio) il ritratto di tua madre

the garden is a picture in June — il giardino in giugno è uno spettacolo

his face was a picture! — avresti dovuto vedere la sua faccia!

to be in/out of the picture — essere/non essere coinvolto (-a)

2) TV immagine f

we get a good picture here — la ricezione qui è buona

3) Cine film m inv

the pictures esp Brit — il cinema

to go to the pictures — andare al cinema

shall we go to the pictures? — andiamo al cinema?

4) (mental image) immagine f, idea

the other side of the picture — il rovescio della medaglia

he painted a black picture of the future — ha dipinto il futuro a tinte fosche

to get the picture — afferrare l'idea

the overall picture — il quadro generale

to put sb in the picture — mettere qn al corrente

2. vt
(imagine) immaginare, (remember) ricordare

I can just picture it! — me lo immagino!


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