Italian translation: argomentazione seguita da un ammonimento
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English to Italian translations [PRO] Government / Politics / newspaper article
English term or phrase:argument-cum-warning
When British Prime Minister Tony Blair decided last year to hold a referendum on the European Union constitution, it sparked a rather lively debate about what would happen if the U.K. voted "no." The consensus was that if the British rejected the constitution, it would be more of a crisis for the U.K. than for Europe. Some even argued that there would be no other choice but to politely ask Britain to pack up and leave.
Such a divorce would of course be deplorable, the argument-cum-warning went, but that great project called European integration could not possibly be held hostage to the whims of those perennially euroskeptical Brits. Nowhere was this debated with more passion than in France.
Explanation: "cum" significa "con" - una cosa che funge anche da seconda cosa! Come una nostra cucina abitabile si potrebbe chiamare kitchen-cum-dining room
Angela Arnone Local time: 04:15 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 20
8 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
Explanation: le discussioni e le argomentazioni (tra coloro che sono a favore e coloro che sono contro) continuarono
cum = and (Vedi sul Webster)
warning = esortazioni e/o ammonimenti in favore di una decisione piuttosto che un'altra
Patrizia Licchetta Italy Local time: 04:15 Works in field Native speaker of: Italian PRO pts in category: 4