Table | Tavolo, Tavola

Every kitchen has one.
Etymology: table in Italian comes from Latin tabula.

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Il tavolo
The table

I tavoli
The tables


Adjectives for table in Italian

A table can be…

rotondo
round

quadrato
square

rettangolare
rectangular

allungabile
extendible

pieghevole
folding

ovale
oval

di legno
wooden

imbandito
banquet

di vetro
glass

di plastica
plastic

sbilenco
rickety

rustico
rough

I tavoli di vetro sono delicati.
Glass tables are delicate.

Ci sono tre tavoli di plastica in giardino.
There are three plastic tables in the garden.

Tavolo da disegno
Drafting table

Tavolo da lavoro
Working table

Tavolo da pranzo
Lunch table

Tavolo da cucina
Kitchen table

Tavolo operatorio
Operating table

Tavolo a ferro di cavallo
Horseshoe table


Verbs for table in Italian

You can…

apparecchiare or preparare
set

sparecchiare
clear after a meal

sgombrare
clear from any items there might be on it

allungare
extend

Puoi sgombrare il tavolo, per favore? Devo appoggiare le borse della spesa.
Could you please clear the table? I have these shopping bags to place.

Sedersi a tavola
To sit at the table

Portare in tavola
To bring to the table


Other collocations for table in Italian

La cena è in tavola
Dinner is on the table

Posto in tavola
(A) seat at the table

Gioco da tavolo
Table game

Tavola calda
Diner
Literally: Warm table

Servizio al tavolo
Table service

Tavolo da ping pong
Ping-pong table, table tennis table

Prenotare un tavolo
To reserve a table

Tavolo da cucina - Kitchen table - table in italian collocations
Tavolo da cucina
Kitchen table

Common sayings with table in Italian

Cambiare le carte in tavola
To turn the tables
Literally: To change the cards on the table

Essere a capotavola
To be the head of the table
Literally: To be on the top of the table

Vincere a tavolino
To win by default
Literally: To win at small table

Intavolare una conversazione
To start a conversation


Usage examples of table in Italian

La planimetria è sul tavolo da disegno.
The floor plan is on the drafting table.

Chi è che apparecchia la tavola?
Who’s going to set the table?

Dovremo allungare il tavolo, o non ci staremo tutti.
We will have to extend the table, or we all are not going to fit.


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