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Italian - English translations for "lago"

"lago" Italian translation

Translation

lake

Definition

A 'lago' is a Italian word that means 'lake' in English.

Part of speech

noun

Gender

masculine

Translations

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Meaning: lake

Il lago è circondato da montagne.

The lake is surrounded by mountains.

Meaning: lagoon

La città è situata vicino alla laguna.

The city is located near the lagoon.

Meaning: reservoir

Il lago artificiale fornisce acqua potabile alla regione.

The reservoir provides drinking water to the region.

Meaning: pond

I bambini giocano vicino al piccolo lago nel parco.

The children play near the small pond in the park.


Examples

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A1: Il lago è molto grande.

The lake is very big.

A1: Mi piace nuotare nel lago.

I like swimming in the lake.

A1: Il lago è circondato da montagne.

The lake is surrounded by mountains.

B1: Siamo andati a pescare al lago la scorsa settimana.

We went fishing at the lake last week.

B1: Ho visitato molti laghi durante il mio viaggio.

I visited many lakes during my trip.

B1: Quando ero giovane, passavo le estati al lago con la mia famiglia.

When I was young, I used to spend summers at the lake with my family.

C1: Dopo aver attraversato il deserto, finalmente siamo arrivati al lago.

After crossing the desert, we finally arrived at the lake.

C1: Non vedo l'ora di fare una crociera sul lago di Como.

I can't wait to go on a cruise on Lake Como.

C1: Durante il nostro trekking abbiamo ammirato i meravigliosi laghi alpini.

During our trekking, we admired the wonderful alpine lakes.


Advanced Description

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Italy is known for its beautiful landscapes, and one of the most iconic features of the country are its lakes, or 'laghi' in Italian. These bodies of water can be found throughout Italy, from the famous Lake Como in the north to Lake Garda in the east. Each lake has its own unique charm and offers a variety of recreational activities such as boating, swimming, and fishing.

Lakes in Italy are not only popular tourist destinations, but they also play an important role in the local economy. Many lakeside towns and villages rely on tourism for their livelihood, offering accommodations, restaurants, and shops to cater to visitors. In addition, the lakes provide a source of freshwater for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation.

The formation of lakes in Italy is often attributed to glacial activity during the last Ice Age. As glaciers retreated, they carved out deep valleys which later filled with water, forming lakes. The resulting landscape is characterized by steep mountains surrounding crystal-clear waters, creating a picturesque setting that attracts millions of visitors each year.

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