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I need some help with an Italian word

Postby Goov » 07 Jul 2008, 18:54

Could someone told me the meaning of the italian word "dodiamo"?

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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby elba » 07 Jul 2008, 21:20

There is no such word as 'dodiamo' - The word diamo is from the verb DARE = to give.
So diamo means 'we give'.

If 'do-diamo' was spoken then it could be dialect for tòh diamo
Go on we'll give.....

(tòh = expresses surprise, stupor, wonder)
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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby michael.mandile » 07 Nov 2008, 08:36

Maybe the word you heard was dobbiamo which means "We must" or "we have to".

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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby anjgi » 14 Nov 2008, 12:09

My partner's mother is 90 and speaks a Neapolitan dialect as well as English. These days the two get very mixed up. She constantly used the phrase (and I'm spelling it phoenetically) 'con gopa' for 'over there' or 'over here'.

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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby PeterTimber » 14 Nov 2008, 14:08

Dodiamo is dialect for "where are we going?" and the phrase Con gopa is "upstairs" =Peter=

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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby anjgi » 14 Nov 2008, 20:22

Well you learn something every day. I shall have to ask her why she says upstairs when she means over there. Mind you she does have Alzheimer's.

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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby suanj » 14 Nov 2008, 20:26

PeterTimber wrote:Dodiamo is dialect for "where are we going?" and the phrase Con gopa is "upstairs" =Peter=

Bravo Peter!!!
'ndò diamo? ="where are we going?" ( in southern Italy)
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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby PeterTimber » 14 Nov 2008, 22:15

Dear Suanj Thankyouvery much...."ogni tanto ci vuola una liscia in testa" =Peter=

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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby PeterTimber » 14 Nov 2008, 22:19

Dear Anjgi I suppose she used the phrase 'ngoppa because she had to get out of the chair and reach for something "up there" as a euphamism for upstairs.=Peter=

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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby suanj » 15 Nov 2008, 05:43

PeterTimber wrote:Dear Anjgi I suppose she used the phrase 'ngoppa because she had to get out of the chair and reach for something "up there" as a euphamism for upstairs.=Peter=

Ciao Peter,
the words" 'n copp a or 'n gopp " is a dialectal phrase originated from " in groppa" that was used for to go on a horse, in the time, after the phrase was used for " andare su/messo su" " andare in alto/messo in alto" ... the contrary was and is " a ball" ( giù, posto/messo inferiormente) ... kisses, suanj
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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby anjgi » 15 Nov 2008, 08:45

She is hung up on a phrase, that sounds like 'mia mamma, te me t'puera con gopa, subito'. what she means is that her mum will be worried about her. But she's 90 and has Alzheimer's and probably has it all mixed up. Anyway, this phrase is repeated over and over again so we all know it, and know what she means even if she isn't saying what she means.

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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby PeterTimber » 15 Nov 2008, 15:07

I believe she is saying that she is worried and wants you upstairs right away! as if she is calling out a window to you in the street...my opinion. =Peter=

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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby Julo » 22 Dec 2008, 17:49

Maybe the word is DOBBIAMO
verb meaning WE MUST

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Re: I need some help with an Italian word

Postby PeterTimber » 22 Dec 2008, 22:26

You have to have been around Italian dialect most of your young life to recognize words and it is not Dobbiamo believe me. =Peter=


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