How do you say CLOSED in Italian?

Closed in Italian

Chiuso

Chiuso is how you translate closed into Italian.

OriginFrom the Latin word clausus, p.p. of claudere, meaning “to close”
Pronunciation/ˈkjuːzo/

Chiuso
Closed


Closed in Italian: Different forms

Like all other adjectives in Italian, chiuso needs to match the gender (masculine or feminine) and the number (singular or plural) of the noun.

SingularPlural
MasculineChiusoChiusi
FeminineChiusaChiuse
closed elevator doors

Closed in Italian: Examples

Il negozio è chiuso al giovedì pomeriggio.
The store is closed on Thursday afternoons.

La porta è chiusa a chiave.
The door is locked.

Queste vie sono chiuse al traffico.
These streets are closed to traffic.

Molti musei sono chiusi il lunedì.
Many museums are closed on Mondays.

To translate “to close” as a verb, use chiudere.

Potresti chiudere la finestra?
Could you close the window?

Hai chiuso a chiave la porta di ingresso?
Have you locked the front door?


Common expressions featuring closed in Italian

There are some common idiomatic expressions featuring the words for to close and closed in Italian:

  • chiudere a chiave, to lock
  • chiudere i conti, to balance the books
  • chiudere un occhio, to turn a blind eye to [sb/sth]
  • tenere la bocca chiusa, to keep your mouth shut
  • comprare a scatola chiusa, to buy [sth] sight unseen
  • odore di chiuso, stuffy smell

For example, you can say…

Hai mai comprato un abito a scatola chiusa?
Have you ever bought a suit sight unseen?

C’è odore di chiuso qui dentro. Apro un po’ le finestre?
It smells stuffy in here. Shall I open the windows a little?

woman in a stuffy house

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