fancy

fancy
I 1. ['fænsɪ]
nome
1) (liking)

to catch o take sb.'s fancy [object] piacere a qcn.; he had taken her fancy le era piaciuto, aveva fatto colpo su di lei; to take a fancy to sb. affezionarsi a qcn.; BE incapricciarsi di qcn.; I've taken a fancy to that car — quell'auto mi piace molto

2) (whim) capriccio m.

as, when the fancy takes me — come, quando ne ho voglia

3) (fantasy) immaginazione f., fantasia f.

is it fact or fancy? — è vero o te lo sei inventato?

4) BE form.

I have a fancy that — ho idea o l'impressione che

2.
aggettivo
1) (elaborate) [lighting, equipment] sofisticato; [paper, box] fantasia; [food] elaborato

nothing fancy — niente di speciale

2) colloq. spreg. (pretentious) [place] da fichetti; [price] esorbitante, salato; [idea] stravagante, bizzarro; [clothes] ricercato
3) zool. [breed] di razza selezionata
II 1. ['fænsɪ]
verbo transitivo
1) colloq. (want) avere voglia di [food, drink]; [plan, object] piacere a [person]

fancy a coffee? — ti va un caffè?

what do you fancy for lunch? — che cosa ti va per pranzo?

do you fancy going to the cinema? — ti va di andare al cinema?

2) BE colloq. (feel attracted to)

I fancy her — mi piace

3) (expressing surprise)

fancy her remembering my name! — pensa che si è ricordata come mi chiamo!

fancy seeing you here! — colloq. che combinazione vederti qui!

fancy that! — colloq. pensa un po'! ma guarda!

4) ant. (believe) credere, avere l'impressione; (imagine) immaginarsi
5) sport dare per favorito [athlete]
2.
verbo riflessivo colloq. spreg.

he fancies himself — è pieno di sé

she fancies herself in that hat — si piace molto con quel cappello

he fancies himself as James Bond — si crede James Bond

* * *
['fænsi] 1. plural - fancies; noun
1) (a sudden (often unexpected) liking or desire: The child had many peculiar fancies.) capriccio
2) (the power of the mind to imagine things: She had a tendency to indulge in flights of fancy.) immaginazione, fantasia
3) (something imagined: He had a sudden fancy that he could see Spring approaching.) impressione
2. adjective
(decorated; not plain: fancy cakes.) decorato
3. verb
1) (to like the idea of having or doing something: I fancy a cup of tea.) gradire
2) (to think or have a certain feeling or impression (that): I fancied (that) you were angry.) immaginare
3) (to have strong sexual interest in (a person): He fancies her a lot.) piacere
- fancifully
- fancy dress
- take a fancy to
- take one's fancy
* * *
I 1. ['fænsɪ]
nome
1) (liking)

to catch o take sb.'s fancy [object] piacere a qcn.; he had taken her fancy le era piaciuto, aveva fatto colpo su di lei; to take a fancy to sb. affezionarsi a qcn.; BE incapricciarsi di qcn.; I've taken a fancy to that car — quell'auto mi piace molto

2) (whim) capriccio m.

as, when the fancy takes me — come, quando ne ho voglia

3) (fantasy) immaginazione f., fantasia f.

is it fact or fancy? — è vero o te lo sei inventato?

4) BE form.

I have a fancy that — ho idea o l'impressione che

2.
aggettivo
1) (elaborate) [lighting, equipment] sofisticato; [paper, box] fantasia; [food] elaborato

nothing fancy — niente di speciale

2) colloq. spreg. (pretentious) [place] da fichetti; [price] esorbitante, salato; [idea] stravagante, bizzarro; [clothes] ricercato
3) zool. [breed] di razza selezionata
II 1. ['fænsɪ]
verbo transitivo
1) colloq. (want) avere voglia di [food, drink]; [plan, object] piacere a [person]

fancy a coffee? — ti va un caffè?

what do you fancy for lunch? — che cosa ti va per pranzo?

do you fancy going to the cinema? — ti va di andare al cinema?

2) BE colloq. (feel attracted to)

I fancy her — mi piace

3) (expressing surprise)

fancy her remembering my name! — pensa che si è ricordata come mi chiamo!

fancy seeing you here! — colloq. che combinazione vederti qui!

fancy that! — colloq. pensa un po'! ma guarda!

4) ant. (believe) credere, avere l'impressione; (imagine) immaginarsi
5) sport dare per favorito [athlete]
2.
verbo riflessivo colloq. spreg.

he fancies himself — è pieno di sé

she fancies herself in that hat — si piace molto con quel cappello

he fancies himself as James Bond — si crede James Bond


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