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08:35 Sep 11, 2000
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Marketing
Italian term or phrase: mondano
Can you please assist me in translating the word "Mondano" from Italian to English? According to the Collins Gem Italian Dictionary it means Fashionable or Wordly. However, we are being told it means something else. Thank you!
Larry Lieberman
English translation:see below
Explanation:
I am quoting from the Sansoni Italian-English dictionary:
mondano:
1. worldly, earthly, mundane, terrestrial. Beni mondani: wordly goods.
2. wordly, society-, fashionable. Vita mondana: society life; cronaca mondana: society events.
3. (referred to a person) wordly, frivolous.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1see below
Laura Gentili
namodanoAnthony Alioto
nafashionable
Giles Watson
nasocialxxxdsmith
naYes, it means wordly.
Luis Luis
naMundane, wordlyJesús Paredes
nawordly, earthly, mundane.giogi


  

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13 mins
wordly, earthly, mundane.


Explanation:
Hope this helps


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15 mins
Yes, it means wordly.


Explanation:
But it can also mean "regular", "ordinary", "old (in the sense of not being a novelty)".


Regards.

Luis Luis

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18 mins
Mundane, wordly


Explanation:
Wordly (contrasted with spiritual or heavenly). Also, Ordinary; unstimulating, etc. Oxford English Dictionary.

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29 mins
social


Explanation:
Hello
I have sometimes translated "mondano" with "social", as in, for example "social events" for "occasioni mondani" etc.. It all depends on the context.
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Derek

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1 hr
fashionable


Explanation:
Derek is on the right track. The kind of events described as "mondani" tend to be the parties attended by (usually B- or C-list) celebs so they can get their photos in the gossip magazines etc. But "social" is obviously a better translation if you're, say, describing a formal dinner tied in with a client-sponsored conference.

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1 hr
modano


Explanation:
Salve Larry:

As you can see from the above responses, the meanings are several. All are correct, but we need context to help you.

Anthony Alioto
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Explanation:
I am quoting from the Sansoni Italian-English dictionary:
mondano:
1. worldly, earthly, mundane, terrestrial. Beni mondani: wordly goods.
2. wordly, society-, fashionable. Vita mondana: society life; cronaca mondana: society events.
3. (referred to a person) wordly, frivolous.

Laura Gentili
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