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13:50 Mar 2, 2002
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: rocambesca
The victory contained of Malivai Washington in semifinalist Todd Martin and such rocambesca that pits it is not a really good year for a "Colored" to return to win Wimbledon.
Britney Mitchell
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1extraordinary
Don Green
4 +1vedi sotto
Gian
4ventursome
luskie
4full of up and downs
Pasquale Capo
1 +1daring ?
swisstell


  

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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +1
daring ?


Explanation:
rcambolesco means daring but I am not at all sure about it in this context as even the English text is difficult to fathom: things like "victory contained" ...?

swisstell
Italy
Local time: 15:14
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1291

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Rick Henry: not only that, they're using it as a noun... and Colored?!? Using THAT word in English would be daring.
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36 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
extraordinary


Explanation:
The Italian word is rocambolesco which means bold or daring and also extraordinary in the sense of an extraordinary feat, which seems to me to apply in this case, although I agree that the English is approxiamtive to say the least.


Don

Don Green
France
Local time: 15:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 145

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agree  xxxTanuki
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
vedi sotto


Explanation:
rocambolesca = avventurosa, piena di fatti inaspettati.
In questo caso (tennis potrebbe essere ... "contastata" e molto "incerta" fino alla fine.

"difficult and uncertain"

Gian
Italy
Local time: 15:14
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 5386

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxTanuki: adventurous could be another option. I say, shred the original and rewrite it.
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full of up and downs


Explanation:
un'altra alternativa. PC

Pasquale Capo
Canada
Local time: 09:14
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 755
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ventursome


Explanation:
is the first option of my dictionary, just before adventurous

luskie
Local time: 15:14
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 1355
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