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Translation of silly things..

Postby AmyT » 19 Jan 2005, 00:52

-List of things I couldn't find and or didn't know how to pronounce in Italian:

Coffee Table ?

Candle?

Movies (dvd's)?

Picture Frame?

Sewing Machine?

Dishwasher?
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby Auburn0508 » 19 Jan 2005, 03:45

Attained by www.freetranslation.com:

Coffee Table = tavolino da caffè

Candle = candela

Movies (dvd's) = unsure.... :) il film is the translation of "movie", but I don't know if it's in the right context.

Picture Frame = dipingere la cornice

Sewing Machine = maching cucendo

Dishwasher = lavastoviglie
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby AmyT » 19 Jan 2005, 03:49

I'm wary of that site.. it's given me weird answers before. I had those all with question marks next to them.. I hate being unsure of something and learning it wrong. I guess thats what I have my teacher for then eh? Thanks Auburn, I'll probably just bring them to my teacher for verification..
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby Xaymara » 19 Jan 2005, 04:17

I don't like machine translations. If you can't find these words in your dictionary, try this site: http://www.garzantilinguistica.it/
It requires that you register but it is free and very easy. Use the Hazon dictionary for English-Italian and vice versa. There is also a section dedicated to verb conjugations and synonyms and antonyms. Very useful site for the times when you're using the web and don’t have your Italian dictionary handy.
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby wldspirit » 19 Jan 2005, 05:06

candle - candela

movie - pellicola - pel-LEE-ko-la

movies - cinema - CHEE-neh-ma

dishwasher - lavastoviglie, lavapiatti

took these from a dictionary. so the translation seems to be correct from above. wasn't able to locate other words.
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby AmyT » 19 Jan 2005, 07:27

Grazie!
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby suanj » 19 Jan 2005, 08:20

Picture Frame = 1-portaritratto, 2-cornice per quadro
1- http://www.ilbucintoro.it/news/images/portaritratto.jpg

2- http://www.finisilvia.com/cornici/detta ... ornice.jpg

Sewing Machine = cucire a macchina, cucito a macchina, cucendo a macchina
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby AmyT » 19 Jan 2005, 08:27

Suanj! Grazie!!!

(I'm putting notes on everything, then the whole family is testing each other on what everything is called in Italian!)
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Re: Translation of silly things..

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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby Maurizio » 19 Jan 2005, 13:10

Hi.
I just like to make you sure that the most correct translation for "movie" is "Film" ("Shooting a movie"= "Girare un film"; "Watching a movie"="Guardare un film").
And for "sewing machine" (meaning not the action of sewing with a machine, but the physical object shown in the link Suanj posted), the correct definition is "Macchina da cucire".
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby ptimber » 19 Jan 2005, 18:36

Cara Suanj il segreto e fuori....tutto il mondo si vede la bellezza sua adesso. Peter
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby AmyT » 19 Jan 2005, 19:55

Suanj, you are absolutely gorgeous!
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby ptimber » 19 Jan 2005, 19:57

How do I put my picture of me on the forum??? Peter
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby AmyT » 19 Jan 2005, 21:16

Ill send ya an email about it..
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Re: Translation of silly things..

Postby ptimber » 19 Jan 2005, 21:20

I want to moon the evil doers. Peter
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