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lo sai quanto e disposto a sganciare? Sessanta bananoni

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09:53 Sep 16, 2000
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: lo sai quanto e disposto a sganciare? Sessanta bananoni
could someone help me with this sentence?
sammi
Local time: 22:38
English translation:see below
Explanation:
Do you know how much he is ready to fork out? Sixty "bananoni"
Sganciare is slang for "to pay" in the sense of "to fork out", "to dig into one's pocket for".
I could not find the exact meaning of the "bananoni" unit, I suspect it's taken from videogame slang.
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Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 22:38
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thank you very much
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nare "bananoni" --Heathcliff
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Laura Gentili


  

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7 mins
see below


Explanation:
Do you know how much he is ready to fork out? Sixty "bananoni"
Sganciare is slang for "to pay" in the sense of "to fork out", "to dig into one's pocket for".
I could not find the exact meaning of the "bananoni" unit, I suspect it's taken from videogame slang.

Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 22:38
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 221
Grading comment
thank you very much

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Heathcliff
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8 hrs
re "bananoni" --


Explanation:
literally, "big bananas." Based on the purchasing power of the lira (and on the "-oni" suffix, which also appears in "milioni"), my guess is that the phrase "sixty big bananas" or "sixty big ones" refers to 60 million lire.

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 13:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 504
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