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As long as it paid the bills and kept him in helmets, he’d spare the torch

Italian translation: 3 risposte

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09:56 Aug 31, 2006
English to Italian translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: As long as it paid the bills and kept him in helmets, he’d spare the torch
Un pò di contesto:
Scott inherited his family business, despite long-held plans to be a professional dirt bike racer. He wasn't of the mind to watch close the affairs of the familiy business. **As long as it paid the bills and kept him in helmets, he’d spare the torch.** Grazie a tutti!
Sara C
Germany
Local time: 11:20
Italian translation:3 risposte
Explanation:
Fino a quando (l'attività) gli dava quanto gli bastava per vivere, (paid the bills)

permettendogli di continuare a gareggiare, (kept him in helmets)

avrebbe risparmiato questa fatica (spare the torch).

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Note added at 20 mins (2006-08-31 10:17:32 GMT)
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Se decidi di dividere le domande, considera queste come 3 risposte...

Buona continuazione, Sara!

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Note added at 31 mins (2006-08-31 10:28:49 GMT)
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terza risposta: risparmiare "la fatica" o "le energie"
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irenef
Local time: 11:20
Grading comment
Grazie per l'aiuto nonostante il mio errore nella formulazione della domanda, la prossima volta sarò più concisa!
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as long as it paid the bills and kept him in helmets, he’d spare the torch
3 risposte


Explanation:
Fino a quando (l'attività) gli dava quanto gli bastava per vivere, (paid the bills)

permettendogli di continuare a gareggiare, (kept him in helmets)

avrebbe risparmiato questa fatica (spare the torch).

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Note added at 20 mins (2006-08-31 10:17:32 GMT)
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Se decidi di dividere le domande, considera queste come 3 risposte...

Buona continuazione, Sara!

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Note added at 31 mins (2006-08-31 10:28:49 GMT)
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terza risposta: risparmiare "la fatica" o "le energie"

irenef
Local time: 11:20
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 22
Grading comment
Grazie per l'aiuto nonostante il mio errore nella formulazione della domanda, la prossima volta sarò più concisa!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  missdutch: sei un tris di meraviglie
1 hr
  -> sei un bouquet di belle parole... Grazie ancora.

agree  tandream
3 hrs
  -> Grazie, Andrea
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