English translation: Mr. Ferrario (his degree), Title
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15:43 Jan 16, 2002
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO] Bus/Financial
Italian term or phrase:Ingegner Ferrario
I want to know how to refer this man in English (is he just Mr Ferrario)? The text is a sort of interview in which two people from two companies, one of which is Ingegner Ferrario, explain why their companies are collaborating together. The problem is that the first person is 'Doctor XXX', and Ingegner Ferrario or his company might feel a bit insulted to just be called 'Mr'.
Explanation: but if the first person is "Dottore" in Italian you would not call him Doctor in English. You don't call people Doctor in English, unless you are speaking to your physician, or are in an academic environment. Physicians refer to themselves as, for example, Mary Brown, M.D.; if the person in question has a PH.D. then you add the acronym to their name, as Gail suggests. Ingegneri are a problem. Do we know that he has a Ph.D. in something. You might give their credentials the first time they are mentioned and then just refer to them as Mr X and Mr Y.