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Italian translation: una spina nel fianco

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English term or phrase:a thorn in one's flesh
Italian translation:una spina nel fianco
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10:11 Sep 7, 2006
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English term or phrase: a thorn in one's flesh
Jerusalem's open-air market is almost 130 years old. In 1877 ten Jewish families established a new neighbourhood in Jerusalem. Arab villagers brought their merchandise to this neighbourhood, and set up tents on an empty field that was owned by the Jewish banker Aaron Valero. This market grew to accomodate Arab and Jewish merchants until the British Mandate. The British administrators said that a disgusting market in the holy city was a thorn in their flesh, and levied fines on the merchants. The desperate merchants turned to the Jewish committee, which eventually purchased the field from Valero's widow and lent the merchants money to build real shops instead of the tents.

Gentilissimi traduttori,
Sto scrivendo una lettera alla mia cara amica Francesca. Voglio scriverle del mercato famoso di Gerusalemme. Cerco un'espressione italiana che corrisponde a "thorn in one's flesh".
Pnina
Israel
Local time: 09:04
una spina nel fianco
Explanation:
O una spina nel cuore : )
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tandream
Local time: 08:04
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Grazie 1000.
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4 +20una spina nel fiancotandream


  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +20
una spina nel fianco


Explanation:
O una spina nel cuore : )

tandream
Local time: 08:04
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Grading comment
Grazie 1000.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Romina Minucci: la prima cosa che mi è venuta in mente "la spina nel fianco"
1 min
  -> Grazie : )

agree  xxxsilvia b: nel fianco :)
1 min
  -> Grazie : )

agree  Conchita Conigliaro
2 mins
  -> Grazie : )

agree  Valeria Ricciardi: nel fianco, assolutamente!
2 mins
  -> Grazie : )

agree  Valentina Parisi
3 mins
  -> Grazie : )

agree  Elena H Rudolph: una spina nel fianco
5 mins
  -> Grazie : )

agree  Caterina Passari: sì..assolutamente:)
6 mins
  -> Grazie : )

agree  irenef: "spina nel fianco": (anche) qualcosa che dà fastidio
7 mins
  -> Grazie : )

agree  sonia parpi: spina nel fianco, anche a me è venuto subito in mente questo!
11 mins
  -> Grazie : )

agree  Luisa Doplicher
12 mins
  -> Grazie : )

agree  AdamiAkaPataflo: fianco
12 mins
  -> Grazie : )

agree  missdutch: fianco
27 mins
  -> Grazie sofiablu

agree  Di Salvatore
40 mins
  -> thanx

agree  Christopher Burin: nel fianco :-)
1 hr
  -> gracias

agree  Michele Esposito
1 hr
  -> merci

agree  Marmar123
1 hr
  -> besten dank

agree  Francesca Pezzoli
1 hr
  ->  arigatou gozaimasu

agree  Valentina Cafiero
2 hrs
  ->  arigatou gozaimasu

agree  Mara Ballarini: nel fianco :-) e un'altra lingua per la reply??? :o)
4 hrs
  -> takk :-)

agree  Paolo De Nicolò
5 hrs
  -> Todà rabbà : )
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