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English translation: young star

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08:33 Oct 3, 2000
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: Divo
Carusiello means a little divo... but what is a divo?
Jaime
English translation:young star
Explanation:
"Carusiello" has been used for the famous opera singer Enrico Caruso in his childhood years.

Here's the general definition of "carusiello":

Carusiello
Tutti sappiamo, essendo stati bambini, che il carusiello e' quel contenitore di varie forme in cui si mettono le monetine ricevute, per accumularne molte e comprarne giocattoli. In genere questo contenitore terminava con la parte superiore liscia su cui era praticata una feritoia. Questa superfice liscia dava l'idea di un caruso, cioe' di una testa rapata, da qui il carusiello.

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na +1young star
Laura Gentili
naleading man (in film and/or theater), hunk, "hottie"...Heathcliff
nastar or god
Mairi-Claire Hamill


  

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13 mins
star or god


Explanation:
Divo is literally "godlike, divine" but is used to talk of flim stars - "divo dello schermo".
As for "carusiello" - are you sure it means divo ? In certain areas of Sicily "caruso" or its diminutive means "boy, little boy, lad" in local dialect and I think cariusello may be an off-shot of that. Only a guess, though.
Hope that helps
MCH

Mairi-Claire Hamill
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38 mins peer agreement (net): +1
young star


Explanation:
"Carusiello" has been used for the famous opera singer Enrico Caruso in his childhood years.

Here's the general definition of "carusiello":

Carusiello
Tutti sappiamo, essendo stati bambini, che il carusiello e' quel contenitore di varie forme in cui si mettono le monetine ricevute, per accumularne molte e comprarne giocattoli. In genere questo contenitore terminava con la parte superiore liscia su cui era praticata una feritoia. Questa superfice liscia dava l'idea di un caruso, cioe' di una testa rapata, da qui il carusiello.



Laura Gentili
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51 mins
leading man (in film and/or theater), hunk, "hottie"...


Explanation:
...are all approximate equivalents of "divo," depending on context (and the sex and age of the speaker). On the current U.S. film scene, Leonardo di Caprio or Brad Pitt would qualify as a young matinee idol, God of Film, or "carusiello" (which, however, as Laura points out, also means "piggy-bank"!)... As for overtones and implications, recall that the female form ("diva, often used in English with reference to female opera stars) often has connotations of haughty self-centeredness, which may or may not be appropriate in the context of your query.

Cheers, HC

Heathcliff
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