Italian translation game

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Re: Italian translation game

Postby Bernard » 2016-10-26, 8:49

hashi wrote:... This is a strange sentence in English...
:hmm: Quella frase l’ho letta in una grammatica inglese, non è farina del mio sacco!
Where did you find the courage to say that to him?
Come hai trovato il coraggio di dirgli questa cosa?

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Re: Italian translation game

Postby hashi » 2016-10-26, 20:21

Una parola scritta è il più scortese delle reliquie.

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Re: Italian translation game

Postby Bernard » 2016-10-29, 10:20

Quella era una domanda meno stupida, ma fatta in un modo profondamente stupido.

I don’t think there‘s any doubt about it.

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Re: Italian translation game

Postby hashi » 2016-10-30, 19:11

Non credo che ci sia alcuno dubbio.

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Re: Italian translation game

Postby IpseDixit » 2016-10-31, 7:09

hashi wrote:Non credo che ci sia alcuno dubbio.


When it's an adjective in the masculine form and it's used before the noun, it's always alcun, whereas it would've been alcuno if you had used it after the noun: dubbio alcuno, but this phrasing sounds a bit more formal and slightly old-fashioned.


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