all’iniziativa spontanea

English translation: spontaneous / impulsive initiative

Italian term or phrase:all’iniziativa spontanea
English translation:spontaneous / impulsive initiative
Entered by: fountain

19:57 Aug 31, 2014
Italian to English translations [PRO]
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Italian term or phrase: all’iniziativa spontanea
This is from a text talking about websites for children and it is talking about websites created by individuals

Molto lavoro è lasciato all’iniziativa spontanea di singoli individui.

I'm not sure how to phrase the "iniziativa spontanea" - voluntary initiative, spontaneous initiative.

Any ideas would be great.
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spontaneous / impulsive initiative
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2 +3spontaneous / impulsive initiative
3creative impulse
Dorothy Selibas



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spontaneous / impulsive initiative


Local time: 20:01
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agree  philgoddard: Not impulsive, as it means you have two words ending in -ive.
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agree  James (Jim) Davis: But not with impulsive which would be necessarily on the spur of the moment, or hastily, while the meaning of spontaneous is broader, extending to include without external cause.
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agree  Natalia Volkova
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creative impulse


Dorothy Selibas
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Local time: 19:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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neutral  James (Jim) Davis: It very probably means that individuals decided to create websites by themselves and not as a result of following orders as part of an organisation.
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