housing department

Italian translation: Ente per l'assegnazione degli alloggi agli indigenti

17:04 Aug 8, 2001
English to Italian translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: housing department
this is the office which helps homeless people
karim
Italian translation:Ente per l'assegnazione degli alloggi agli indigenti
Explanation:
Yes, I know there's no office with this name in Italy or abroad; but I think that translators ought to translate concepts, not words, for people who don't know foreign languages. I think my solution makes instantly clear to everybody the concept of the original sentence.
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Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 18:06
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Summary of answers provided
na +2Ente per l'assegnazione degli alloggi agli indigenti
Francesco D'Alessandro
naSoprintendenza agli alloggi
Gianni Pastore
nadipartimento delle abitazioni
Nermina (X)
naMy mistake!
pzulaica
naDepartamento de albergue/alojamiento
pzulaica


  

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2 mins
Departamento de albergue/alojamiento


Explanation:
Albergue is the word I'd use

pzulaica
Local time: 10:06
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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4 mins
My mistake!


Explanation:
I didn't notice that this was english-italian... I thought it was in my pairs... Sorry!!!!!!!!!

pzulaica
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7 mins
dipartimento delle abitazioni


Explanation:
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Nermina (X)
Native speaker of: Native in BosnianBosnian
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3 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
Ente per l'assegnazione degli alloggi agli indigenti


Explanation:
Yes, I know there's no office with this name in Italy or abroad; but I think that translators ought to translate concepts, not words, for people who don't know foreign languages. I think my solution makes instantly clear to everybody the concept of the original sentence.

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 18:06
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 1056
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agree  Gilda Manara
259 days

agree  Giuliana Buscaglione
262 days
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11 hrs
Soprintendenza agli alloggi


Explanation:
Francesco is right, but I think this is also the department which deals with people on Income Support and Jobseeker allowances (disoccupati)and helps paying the rent for those who cannot afford to rent a house.
gianni


    Personal x-perience...I was on the dole!
Gianni Pastore
Italy
Local time: 19:06
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 2796
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