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19:38 Jan 17, 2004
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: tronchino
One of a list of adjectives used to describe classmates, possibly indicating family occupation.
(Might be Romagnolo)
Russell Jones
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:52
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Summary of answers provided
4thin as sticks
Federica Masante
2guess
Francesca Siotto


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guess


Explanation:
this might be another (very colloquial) way to say slim, e.g. it could mean "they were slim like thin and long trunks"
just an idea, I hope it will help you



Francesca Siotto
Local time: 03:52
Native speaker of: Italian
PRO pts in pair: 375
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Thanks for the suggestion. I also tried Biblit and one suggestion there was dialect for "repentini". However my gut feeling is that it's an opposite or contrast with "merdaioli"; apparently "tronchino" is milanese dialect for the pioppo bianco, one of the straightest and tallest trees so I'm gambling on upright / straight.
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Comment: Thanks for the suggestion. I also tried Biblit and one suggestion there was dialect for "repentini". However my gut feeling is that it's an opposite or contrast with "merdaioli"; apparently "tronchino" is milanese dialect for the pioppo bianco, one of the straightest and tallest trees so I'm gambling on upright / straight.

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thin as sticks


Explanation:
another suggestion...

Federica Masante
Local time: 03:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 318
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Thanks for the suggestion. I also tried Biblit and one suggestion there was dialect for "repentini". However my gut feeling is that it's an opposite or contrast with "merdaioli"; apparently "tronchino" is milanese dialect for the pioppo bianco, one of the straightest and tallest trees so I'm gambling on upright / straight.
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Comment: Thanks for the suggestion. I also tried Biblit and one suggestion there was dialect for "repentini". However my gut feeling is that it's an opposite or contrast with "merdaioli"; apparently "tronchino" is milanese dialect for the pioppo bianco, one of the straightest and tallest trees so I'm gambling on upright / straight.




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