What’s the meaning of asfaltare in Italian?
Asfaltare is one of the many ways you can say “to defeat” in Italian, but there’s an interesting fact behind this word. Read on to find out why!
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What does asfaltare mean in Italian?
Asfaltare is an informal translation for to win hands down, to defeat.
How do you pronounce it?
To win hands down, to defeat
Its pronunciation is similar to us-fahl-TAH-reh. Be careful not to add a -y sound to the final -e. Italian vowel sounds are clean.
Origins of asfaltare in Italian
Asfaltare comes from asfalto, “asphalt” or “tar”.
In its primary meaning, asfaltare means “to pave”, as in “to pave a road”, asfaltare una strada.
It is also used colloquially to mean “to triumph, to win easily”. So easily that it is almost humiliating to lose. With asfaltare, you flatten all your opponents like freshly poured tar on a paved road.
You could translate it also as “to crush, to smash”.
Examples with asfaltare in Italian
Amazon ha asfaltato la concorrenza.
Amazon has crushed the competition.
La squadra avversaria è stata asfaltata con un punteggio di 5-0.
The opposing team was smashed with a score of 5-0.
Il candidato ha asfaltato gli altri concorrenti e ha vinto le elezioni.
The candidate smashed the other contenders and won the election.
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