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10:37 May 21, 2000
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Italian term or phrase: ..fine a se stesso...
The full sentence is "L'associazione si e trasformata in un organismo fine a se stesso.."

I'm having trouble translating this...
Anne-Marie
English translation:see below
Explanation:
Fine a se stesso means with no purpose, with no object, but unfortunately I could not find a concise way to say that.

Hope it helps.
Saxo
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Carla Trapani
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Summary of answers provided
naorganismo autonomo
Pasquale Capo
naa scopo autonomo
Pasquale Capo
naself-supportingValentina Sarno Puggioni
naThe association has become an organization that exists only for its own sakeHeathcliff
naThe association is only concerned with its own survival
Silvestro De Falco
naas an end in itself/as a goal in itselfMieke Leeuw
nasee below
Carla Trapani


  

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1 hr
see below


Explanation:
Fine a se stesso means with no purpose, with no object, but unfortunately I could not find a concise way to say that.

Hope it helps.
Saxo

Carla Trapani
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11 hrs
The association is only concerned with its own survival


Explanation:
It simply means that that particular organization no longer serves the purpose for which it was created but has become "an island unto itself".

Silvestro De Falco
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13 hrs
as an end in itself/as a goal in itself


Explanation:
see Hazon Garzanti: fine ....

Mieke Leeuw
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17 hrs
The association has become an organization that exists only for its own sake


Explanation:
In other words,, for whatever reason, the association no longer exists to fulfill its original purpose. This sometimes happens with charitable organizations after the eradication of the diseases that they were originally formed to fight. -- Hope this helps! -- HC

Heathcliff
United States
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17 hrs
self-supporting


Explanation:
io direi che fine a se stesso significo che ora ha vita propria, for whatever reason. So the idea of self-supporting, or self-sufficient, means that it no longer relies on the usual means of survival of an association (members, fundraising etc.) but now has its own means and perhaps different objectives too.

Valentina Sarno Puggioni
United Kingdom
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18 hrs
organismo autonomo


Explanation:
da cio' che i colleghi suggeriscono mi sembra di capire che l'associazione sia adesso un organismo autonomo; good luck, Pat C.

Pasquale Capo
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18 hrs
a scopo autonomo


Explanation:
Sorry this is to correct my previous suggestion;

Pasquale Capo
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