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04:37 Sep 6, 2000
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: sole
oh sole mio
Heidi
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Summary of answers provided
na +1sunHeathcliff
naMY ONLY SUN
Rosetta Fontana
naHeatcliff is absolutely right, it means "sun"
Luis Luis
nasun
Mairi-Claire Hamill


  

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10 mins peer agreement (net): +1
sun


Explanation:
The title of the song (written in 1898) is literally "Ah, my sun." It starts as a hymn to sunlight and shifts (not surprisingly) into a love song.

Here's the first verse:

Che bella cosa na jurnata 'e sole,
n'aria serena doppo na tempesta!
Pe' ll'aria fresca pare gia' na festa
Che bella cosa na jurnata 'e sole.


Heathcliff
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agree  Floriana
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1 hr
Heatcliff is absolutely right, it means "sun"


Explanation:
But the litteral translation of the title is "Oh, sun of mine"

Regards.

Luis Luis

Luis Luis
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4 hrs
sun


Explanation:
Agree totally with above. "Oh sole mio" is literally "Oh sun of mine" and comes from an old Neapolitan song nowadays often used in pop-Opera.
Mairi-Claire


Mairi-Claire Hamill
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8 hrs
MY ONLY SUN


Explanation:
I think I should tell this to my love, I would say MY ONLY SUN.
Even if this translation is not literally, however it expresses what the song wants to say.





Rosetta Fontana
Italy
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