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Wheres my sexy italian?

Italian translation: Not just a question for "someone" in the sense of anybody,

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12:27 Sep 27, 2000
English to Italian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Wheres my sexy italian?
Asking a question of someone
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Italian translation:Not just a question for "someone" in the sense of anybody,
Explanation:
you could not use it in conversation with an acquaintance, for example; it is used with someone you know well and possibly are quite intimate with. And it is a rhetorical question, in the sense that you ask it of somebody who is right there (so you know where he is). In this case you don't translate a question with a question in Italian: you would say something like "ragazzo sexy, vieni qui!"
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naNot just a question for "someone" in the sense of anybody,
CLS Lexi-tech
naDov'è il mio italiano sexy?rgtrans


  

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2 hrs
Dov'è il mio italiano sexy?


Explanation:
Literal translation.
You could use other adjectives for sexy:
sensuale, affascinante, but sexy in commonly used for sexually appealing.


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Local time: 09:34
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 24

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Not just a question for "someone" in the sense of anybody,


Explanation:
you could not use it in conversation with an acquaintance, for example; it is used with someone you know well and possibly are quite intimate with. And it is a rhetorical question, in the sense that you ask it of somebody who is right there (so you know where he is). In this case you don't translate a question with a question in Italian: you would say something like "ragazzo sexy, vieni qui!"
Hope it helps
Paola L M


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 03:34
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 2228
Grading comment
Would like to thank you for your help, very much appreciated.
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