carnevale translation | Italian-English dictionary



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il carnevale di Venezia      the Venice Carnival  
Carnevale is the name given to the period between Epiphany (6 January) and the beginning of Lent, when people throw parties, put on processions with spectacular floats, build bonfires in the "piazze" and dress up infabulous costumes and masks. Building to a peak just before Lent, Carnevale culminates in the festivities of Martedì grasso (Shrove Tuesday). The most famous are the Carnevale di Viareggio with its parade of allegorical floats and the Carnevale di Venezia with open-air shows and balls in the city's squares.  
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"carnevale": examples and translations in context
Dimentichi che sono un clinico osservatore del carnevale umano. You forget you're dealing with a clinical observer of the human carnival.
Be', abbiamo allestito il carnevale. Well, we finally got the carnival set up.
È carnevale e sono nel carro allegorico principale. My God, it's Mardi gras, and I'm on the main float.
Noi dobbiamo arrivare al carnevale, amico. We got to get to Mardi Gras, man.
Fra poco sarà carnevale e le autorità chiuderanno un occhio. It will soon be the time of Carnevale when authority winks at our indiscretions.
Se c'è una cosa di cui sono sicuro, è che non si perderebbe mai il carnevale. Well, if I know anything, he's hardly likely to absent himself from Carnevale.
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