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19:21 Sep 17, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: Italian
CIAO GINA,
TI SCRIVO COME MI HAI CHIESTO IN ITALIANO.
NELLA TUA LETTERA NON SONO RIUSCITO A CAPIRE BENE COME
FUNZIONA IL FATTO DEL COLLEGE,PUOI SPIGARMELO MEGLIO?
PER QUANTO RIGUARDA LA COSA CHE NOI A NAPOLI VIVIAMO
TANTO CON LA NOSTRA FAMIGLIA è SOLO PERCHè SIAMO MOLTO
ATTACATI A ESSA.

MI HAI CHIESTO DI PARLARTI DI PIù CICA LA MIA VITA,
BENE. IO SONO UN RAGAZZO MOLTO DIVERTENTE,MI PIACE
TANNTISSIMO BALLARE,(OGNI SABATO SERA VADO IN
DISCOTECA)E SONO UN GRANDE APPASSIONATO DI SOCCER.
IL MIO TEMPO LIBERO LO PASSO INSIEME AI MIEI AMICI,
CON LORO MI DIVERTO TANTISSIMO,SONO VERAMENTE DEI
PAZZI. HO FINITO LA SCUOLA SUPUERIORE 2 ANNI FA, DOVE
HO OTTENUTO IL DIPLOMA DI CONTABILE. OH! STAVO PER
DIMENTICARE, ANCHE IO NON HO A GIRLFRIEND, ANCHE SE MI
PICEREBBE MOLTO AVERNE UNA, IN PARTICOLARE SE SARESTI
TU.
ORA DEVO ANDARE,E MOLTO TARDI.
SCIVIMI PRESTO, TANTI BACI
MICHELE
Gina
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Summary of answers provided
5HI GINA,
Angela Arnone
4Here is your letter
Theodore Quester
2here is I would say:Paola Paliotti


  

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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Here is your letter


Explanation:
Hello Gina,
I am writing you like you asked me to, in Italian.
In your letter I didn't manage to understand very well how the matter of college works, can you explain it better to me?
As far as us in Napoli living with our family, that's only because were are very attached to it.

You asked me to tell you in more detail about my life, okay. I am a really fun guy, I love dancing (every Saturday evening I go clubbing) and I am a big soccer fan.
My free time is spent together with my friends; I have so much fun with them; they are really crazy.

I finished high school two years ago, where I obtained an accounting diploma.
Oh! I was about to forget, I don't have a girlfriend either, even if I would really like to have one, especially if she would be you.

Now I have to go, it's really late.

Write me soon, lots of kisses.

MICHELE

Theodore Quester
United States
Local time: 19:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 20

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  flaviofbg: There are several syntactical and ortographical mistakes in your translation
6 hrs
  -> I wrote in idiomatic American English. ORTHOGRAPHICAL is the correct spelling, by the way.

disagree  Angela Arnone: Flavio has a good point.
8 hrs

agree  gianfranco: brilliant! I find this translation quite an accurate rendition of the original style...
10 hrs
  -> Thanks.

agree  xxxAbu Amaal: yeah, nice job man. keep it real.
11 days
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
here is I would say:


Explanation:
Hi Gina,
I'm writing you in Italian as you asked me to. I didn't really understand what you said in your letter about the College, can you explain it better?
Regarding the fact that here in Naples we live for so long with our family it's just because we're so close to it.
You've asked me to tell you more about my life, ok I will.I'm a very funny guy and like very much dancing (I go to the disco every saturday night)I also like soccer a lot.I spend all my free time with my friends, I have so much fun with them, they're crazy!I graduated from high school two years ago where I obtained an accounting diploma. Oh, I almost forgot, I don't have a girlfriend even though I would like it very much especially if she was you.
Now I have to go, it's really late.
Write me soon.
Kisses
Michele

Paola Paliotti
Italy
Local time: 01:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 31
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17 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
HI GINA,


Explanation:
As you asked, I’m writing in Italian.
Could you please explain further about how college works as it wasn’t clear from your letter?
And the reason why we Neapolitans live at home for so long is just because we are really attached to our families.
You wanted me to tell you more about my life, so fine, here goes.
I’m a fun-loving type of person and I love dancing (I go to a disco every Saturday) and I’m a great soccer fan.
I spend my free time with my friends and we have a fantastic time together – they’re quite mad!
I finished high school 2 years ago and managed to get a book-keeping diploma. Oh, I nearly forgot – I don’t have a girl friend either, even if I very much would like to be with someone, especially if it were you.
Must go, it’s really late
Write soon
Kisses from
MICHELE



    English mother -tongue speaker
Angela Arnone
Local time: 01:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3602
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