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a      (dolore)    sorrow, sadness    no pl     ,   (angoscia)    worry, anxiety
essere o stare in pena (per qn/qc)      to worry o be anxious (about sb/sth)  
ero in pena per te      I was worried about you  
le pene dell'inferno      the torments of hell  
ha passato le pene dell'inferno        (fig)   she went through hell  
b      (pietà)    pity  
far pena      to be pitiful  
mi fa pena      I feel sorry for him  
fa pena vederlo così      it is pitiful to see him like this  
quel cappello fa pena        (fig)   that hat is a disgrace  
c      (Dir)   sentence  ,   (punizione)    penalty, punishment
fu condannato ad una pena di 5 anni      he was sentenced to 5 years' imprisonment  
scontare una pena      to serve a term of imprisonment  
  pena capitale   capital punishment  
  pena di morte   death sentence o penalty  
sono contrario alla pena di morte      I'm against the death penalty  
è stato condannato alla pena di morte      he was sentenced to death  
  pena pecuniaria   fine
d      (fatica)    trouble    no pl  , effort  ,   (difficoltà)    difficulty
prendersi o darsi la pena di fare qc      to go to the trouble of doing sth, take the trouble to do sth  
valere la pena      to be worth it  
vale la pena farlo      it's worth doing, it's worth it  
non ne vale la pena      it's not worth the effort o worth it  
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'pena' found in translations in English-Italian dictionary
valere la pena
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"pena": examples and translations in context
Volevo scoprire cosa pensava valesse la pena salvare. I wanted to find what he used to think was worth saving.
Talvolta non valeva la pena parlarne. Sometimes it wasn't worth talking about all of this.
Nei casi di cui al 1, se la pena stabilita sia latae sententiae, vi si può aggiungere un'altra pena o una penitenza. If the penalty established in the cases mentioned in 1 is latae sententiae, another penalty or a penance can be added.
Potrebbe rischiare una lunga pena detentiva. You could be risking a long prison sentence.
Punteremo al farti ridurre la pena. We'll work on getting your sentence reduced.
Di sicuro valeva la pena aspettare. It was definitely worth the wait.
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