English translation: Before everything and everyone
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16:18 May 30, 2002
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO] Science
Italian term or phrase:prima di tutto e prima di tutti
Explanation: Dear Barbara
Assuming that this is a real dentist, why on earth is he creating a slogan which is a direct translation of something which works as a play on words in Italian but has about as much chance of working in English as I do of avoiding the drill next time I sit down in that dreaded chair? The chances are he'll just frighten off any potential foreign customers, as a meaningless slogan risks making him look rather unprofessional.
I'd leave it in Italian, or better still go to talk to an ad agency and start from scratch - and make sure you get paid for your time as a consultant, not for your output in words!
Anthony Green Italy Local time: 20:53 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 705