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11:44 Jul 11, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase:prima liceo
Would this be equivalent to the 9th grade or the 10th grade in the United States?
Explanation: it all depends on the historical context and on whether it was liceo classico o scientifico. It seems to me that your text may refer to a time when Prima Liceo, if the Liceo was classico, would be more like 11th grade: 5 anni di scuola elementare, 3 anni di scuola media, 2 anni di ginnasio, e tre anni di Liceo Classico. This is the type of school I attended and this is how it was many (too many) years ago.
Also, by saying 9th or 11th grade you are familiarizing the translation a bit too much, in my view.
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