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ferire

English translation of ferire

hurt

The Italian word 'ferire' translates to 'hurt' in English. It is used to express physical or emotional pain inflicted upon someone. For instance, 'He hurt his leg during the game' or 'Her words hurt me deeply'. Note that in Italian, the verb 'ferire' is conjugated differently depending on the subject and tense, similar to English.


Example sentences using: ferire

Non voglio ferire i tuoi sentimenti

English translation of Non voglio ferire i tuoi sentimenti

I don't want to hurt your feelings

This phrase is typically used when someone wants to express a potentially hurtful opinion in a delicate manner. The verb 'ferire' here is used to describe the emotional pain that could be inflicted.

L'automobile può ferire gravemente i pedoni

English translation of L'automobile può ferire gravemente i pedoni

The car can seriously injure pedestrians

In this sentence, 'ferire' is used in a literal, physical context. It is stating the potential harm a car could cause to pedestrians if an accident were to occur.

Le sue parole possono ferire come un coltello

English translation of Le sue parole possono ferire come un coltello

His words can hurt like a knife

This sentence is an example of a simile. It visually depicts how someone's words can emotionally hurt as much as a knife can physically, implying the speaker's words can be very harmful and hurtful.

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