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Italian translation: «tratti di negozi collegati»

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English term or phrase:shopping strips
Italian translation:«tratti di negozi collegati»
Entered by: Gary Presto
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14:21 Feb 21, 2001
English to Italian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: shopping strips
neon shopping strips that can be found along most US motorways
Marilena
«I tratti di negozi collegati e illuminati da neon lungo la maggioranza di autostrade negli SU.»
Explanation:
Hi, Marilena - in English, "shopping mall" and "strip mall" can sometimes have two distinct meanings. A shopping mall can be any grouping-together of stores, but nowadays, they more so describe linked stores that are covered by one roof, all within one enclosed building, the stores having entry both from the outside and the street and from the inside from a shared inner walking space. But a mall, especially a "strip mall," also defines stretches of stores in a shopping center, connected side-by-side by joint walls, which face a parking lot lining the highway but don't conversely give onto an enclosed, central court. Therefore, each of these strip mall stores have one means of access, to and from only their own stores. Many of these also exist alongside America's highways, and I believe that here the "neon" is referring to a description of the characteristic brightness resulting from the collective stores' neon signs as a whole. Good luck! :-) Gary
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na«I tratti di negozi collegati e illuminati da neon lungo la maggioranza di autostrade negli SU.»
Gary Presto
nacentri commerciali
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centri commerciali


Explanation:
non saprei come chiamarli diversamente; forse l'unica diversita' dalle "malls" e' che i punti vendita sono allineati uno dopo l'altro su una strip (77 Sunset Strip, la canzone ricordi?) o strada e non con accesso interno come una mall.
Saluti
Paola L M


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«I tratti di negozi collegati e illuminati da neon lungo la maggioranza di autostrade negli SU.»


Explanation:
Hi, Marilena - in English, "shopping mall" and "strip mall" can sometimes have two distinct meanings. A shopping mall can be any grouping-together of stores, but nowadays, they more so describe linked stores that are covered by one roof, all within one enclosed building, the stores having entry both from the outside and the street and from the inside from a shared inner walking space. But a mall, especially a "strip mall," also defines stretches of stores in a shopping center, connected side-by-side by joint walls, which face a parking lot lining the highway but don't conversely give onto an enclosed, central court. Therefore, each of these strip mall stores have one means of access, to and from only their own stores. Many of these also exist alongside America's highways, and I believe that here the "neon" is referring to a description of the characteristic brightness resulting from the collective stores' neon signs as a whole. Good luck! :-) Gary


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Gary Presto
Local time: 06:42
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PRO pts in pair: 24
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Thanks a lot. Ciao
Marilena
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