English translation: clearly shows the direction ... from the outset
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11:10 Feb 9, 2012
Italian to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general) / company description
Italian term or phrase:testimoniano l’indirizzo che fin dalle origini
Context: La collaborazione stretta con due avvocati (XXXX e XXXX), un ingegnere (XXXX) e con un consulente del lavoro (XXXX), testimoniano l’indirizzo che fin dalle origini i due fondatori hanno pensato di dare al loro Studio.
I turned the whole sentence round and translated testimoniato with clearly demonstrated, which is hardly a literal pedestrian approach. It is difficult to do more when all you can see is one sentence and you don't really know what this precise "indirizzo" is. Personally, I hope I have managed to persuade Therese to try and stop fixating on specific words, and approach the underlying meaning and intent, but you know it aint easy.
Ok, we are dealing with Italian and yes this is in a formal register: however, what about going a bit easier in English. Aside from mere translation what about the cultural interpretation. The near literal translation of this phrase, though seemingly necessary, sounds stuffy - non offense to any suggestions made by colleagues. This entry is meant as a confrontation of ideas and experiences in translating this sort of materials. Maybe a good forum post. Cheers
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are testament to the direction which .... from the outset
Explanation: which term is the problem?
Thomas Roberts Works in field Native speaker of: English, Italian PRO pts in category: 919
Federica Masante Local time: 21:10 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English, Italian PRO pts in category: 16
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The direction taken by ..... at the outset is clearly demonstrated
Explanation: The direction taken by ..... at the outset is clearly demonstrated
La collaborazione stretta con due avvocati (XXXX e XXXX), un ingegnere (XXXX) e con un consulente del lavoro (XXXX), testimoniano l’indirizzo che fin dalle origini i due fondatori hanno pensato di dare al loro Studio.
James (Jim) Davis Seychelles Local time: 00:10 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 1880