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Italian translation: leccare il piatto/leccarsi i baffi

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17:09 Jul 19, 2001
English to Italian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: \lick the plate
Familiar name for a restaurantin Swiss Italian or northern dialect of Italy
ernie laubacher
Italian translation:leccare il piatto/leccarsi i baffi
Explanation:
the first is a literal translation, identical in meaning to the English. I would use the second expression, though, slightly more idiomatic, and used widely to mean something extremely good to the palate, and sometimes to the other senses.
My translation, though, is in standard Italian, and would be very understandable in Switzerland and northern Italy.

saluti

paola l m
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Local time: 09:20
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Thank You, When my Mother said it to me 50 years ago it seemed shorter, it must have been Swiss Italian slang!
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naleccare il piatto/leccarsi i baffi
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leccare il piatto/leccarsi i baffi


Explanation:
the first is a literal translation, identical in meaning to the English. I would use the second expression, though, slightly more idiomatic, and used widely to mean something extremely good to the palate, and sometimes to the other senses.
My translation, though, is in standard Italian, and would be very understandable in Switzerland and northern Italy.

saluti

paola l m


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 09:20
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 2228
Grading comment
Thank You, When my Mother said it to me 50 years ago it seemed shorter, it must have been Swiss Italian slang!
Prego el
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