dei birilli e dei gelati

14:26 Sep 15, 2000
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Italian term or phrase: dei birilli e dei gelati
It is the title of a mix tape someone made for me
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naof cabbages and kings
Jon Zuber (X)
naHeathcliff's answer
Maureen Young
nadei birilli e dei gelati =
Sonia Alioto (X)
na"birilli" can also be translated as "ninepins" or "skittles,"
Heathcliff
naVedi sotto
Floriana (X)


  

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2 hrs
Vedi sotto


Explanation:
Literally "Of Bowling Pins and Ice-Creams". I'm not aware of any musical groups with such names... Are you sure you typed it in correctly?

Dubiously,

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4 hrs
"birilli" can also be translated as "ninepins" or "skittles,"


Explanation:
although these two terms are used more often in England than in North America.

"Of Ninepins and Ice Cream" is how I'd translate the title, because of the pleasant assonance (repetition of the long vowel sound "i") in "nine" and "ice."

Last, "ice cream" is usually invariant in English, except in the very narrow world of makers and manufacturers, so for general consumption you can leave off the "s".

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5 hrs
dei birilli e dei gelati =


Explanation:
Literally "about bowling pins and ice cream". NOT "OF bowling pins and ice cream".

One must be Italian to understand this. In English there may be no equavalent. The sense of this is: We talked about everything "under the sun"(from bowling pins to incream)all of which seemed to be unrelated, but there actually was an affinity or relationship between them

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11 hrs
Heathcliff's answer


Explanation:
'Of'in this sense does mean 'about', and it has a more poetic sound for a tape title!


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1 day 40 mins
of cabbages and kings


Explanation:
"'The time has come,' the Walrus said, 'To talk of many things: / Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— /
Of cabbages—and kings— / And why the sea is boiling hot / And whether pigs have wings'"
Hence the use of the phrase to mean very miscellaneous topics of conversation.


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