Street | Strada

That straight and grey thing that the chicken keeps crossing.
Etymology: street in Italian comes from Latin strata.

Strada has two meanings in Italian.

The first translates the English street, road, and that’s the one we’ll be addressing here.
The second meaning is life, experience, and we’ll see it in one of our future Lingookies.

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La strada
The street

Le strade
The streets


Adjectives for street in Italian

A strada can be…

ripida
steep

allagata
flooded

alberata
tree-lined

asfaltata
paved

sterrata
unpaved

privata
private

sinuosa
winding

congestionata
congested

deserta
deserted

dissestata
ruined, rough

inagibile
inaccessible

lastricata
cobbled

panoramica
panoramic

principale
main

secondaria
secondary

pedonale
pedestrian

trafficata
busy

urbana
urban

La strada principale si è allagata dopo il temporale.
The main street was flooded after the storm.

La strada panoramica è inagibile, devi passare da un’altra parte.
The panoramic road is inaccessible, you have to go another way.

Questa strada è deserta. Siamo sicuri di non esserci persi?
This road is deserted. Are we sure we didn’t get lost?


Verbs for street in Italian

You can…

affollare
throng

imboccare
take

bloccare
block

asfaltare
pave

attraversare
cross

percorrere
go down, walk down

indicare
indicate

occupare
occupy

riparare
fix

seguire
follow

smarrire
lose

ostruire
block off

Dei detriti ostruiscono la strada.
Debris are blocking off the road.

Imbocca la prima strada che trovi sulla sinistra.
Take the first road you find on your left.

strada buia - dark road - street in italian collocations
Strada buia
Dark road

Accorciare la strada
To take a shortcut
Literally: To shorten the street

Fare strada
To guide someone along the way
Literally: To make street

Sbagliare strada
To take a wrong turn
Literally: To miss a road, to get a road wrong

Immettersi su una strada
To take a road
Literally: To insert oneself on a road

The street can… curvare (curve), condurre a (lead to), salire (go up) or scendere (go down).

La strada si biforca
The street divides
Literally: The street forks itself


Other collocations for street in Italian

Strada in salita
Street that goes uphill

Strada in discesa
Street that goes downhill

Strada a doppio senso
Two-way street

Strada a senso unico
One-way street

Strada di campagna
Country road

Strada di montagna
Mountain road

strada alberata - tree-lined street - street in italian collocations
Strada alberata
Tree-lined street

Usage examples of street in Italian

Ha sbagliato strada, si è immesso sulla provinciale.
He took a wrong turn, he took the provincial road.

La strada è inagibile a causa dei lavori in corso.
The street is inaccessible because of roadwork.

La gallina attraversò la strada.
The chicken crossed the road.

C’è stato un incidente e adesso la strada è affollata di gente.
There was a car crash and now the road is thronged with people.

Quella laggiù è una strada privata: non puoi passare da lì.
That there is a private road: you can’t get through there.

Segui la strada finché arrivi al ponte, poi svolta a sinistra.
Follow the road until you get to the bridge, then turn left.


What next?

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