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mi fa

English translation: he says

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Italian term or phrase:mi fa
English translation:he says
Entered by: LaraBarnett
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12:13 Feb 3, 2018
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / colloquial expression
Italian term or phrase: mi fa
Someone is explaining to the young guy a dream they had. Up to this point a door-to-door salesman has called at the person's door, and he has let him in:

“....Gli dico che potrei anche vendergliela, ma poi? La prospettiva di bruciare per l’eternità non mi sembra il massimo. Non stia a credere, mi fa, da noi non si sta così male come dicono. E poi lei, in cambio, potrebbe chiedere qualsiasi cosa. Insomma, cerca di convincermi che è uno scambio equo....”

"I cannot get the sense of "mi fa" here.
LaraBarnett
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:49
so he says
Explanation:
I think this would be a good way to translate "mi fa".

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-italian...

so he says - Traduzione in italiano - esempi inglese | Reverso Context
context.reverso.net/traduzione/inglese-italiano/so+he+says

Traduzioni in contesto per "so he says" in inglese-italiano da Reverso Context: Clean as a whistle, so he says



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Note added at 8 hrs (2018-02-03 20:34:02 GMT)
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hmmm ... lets' see how it works out:
"Don't believe it", so he says, "we're not as badly off here as they say".
But you can leave the "so" out and not lose anything.
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Shera Lyn Parpia
Italy
Local time: 01:49
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2so he says
Shera Lyn Parpia


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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
so he says


Explanation:
I think this would be a good way to translate "mi fa".

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-italian...

so he says - Traduzione in italiano - esempi inglese | Reverso Context
context.reverso.net/traduzione/inglese-italiano/so+he+says

Traduzioni in contesto per "so he says" in inglese-italiano da Reverso Context: Clean as a whistle, so he says



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Note added at 8 hrs (2018-02-03 20:34:02 GMT)
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hmmm ... lets' see how it works out:
"Don't believe it", so he says, "we're not as badly off here as they say".
But you can leave the "so" out and not lose anything.

Shera Lyn Parpia
Italy
Local time: 01:49
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 119
Notes to answerer
Asker: But this phrase does not fit into the structure.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ivana UK
1 day 7 hrs

agree  Fiona Grace Peterson: Or simply "he says", or "he says to me". A typical phrase that anyone with a working grasp of Italian is familiar with.
1 day 18 hrs
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Non-PRO (3): Daniela Zambrini, Grace Anderson, Elena Zanetti


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Changes made by editors
Feb 3 - Changes made by writeaway:
Field (write-in)Character-based fiction » colloquial expression
Feb 3 - Changes made by Elena Zanetti:
LevelPRO » Non-PRO


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