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English translation: musing

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12:11 Sep 3, 2000
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Italian term or phrase: penziero
it was the subject title of an e mail that this guy that i met in italy sent me
teresa
English translation:musing
Explanation:
The word means "thought" in the sense of "musing", "reflection" or "rumination". Note that the spelling "penziero" (instead of the standard Italian "pensiero") is probably intended to mimic Southern Italian pronunciation for humorous purposes.
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Giles Watson
Italy
Local time: 02:49
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giles, thank you. actually, this guy is from the south. he's sicilian. i'm not sure if he was trying to be funny, though. if he was, i didn't really get it. i'll have to try to ask him myself what he meant by that word. anyway, i gave you a 3 instead of a 4 because i wasn't sure what was meant by a "reference" being provided. i don't know if it was expected of you to include some kind of source. in any case, i appreciate your time and input.
teresa
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Summary of answers provided
naA ... musing
Giles Watson
namusing
Giles Watson
nasee below
Laura Gentili


  

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1 hr
see below


Explanation:
I assume you mean "pensiero", not "penziero".
"Pensiero" means "thought".

Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 02:49
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 221

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Heathcliff
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11 hrs
musing


Explanation:
The word means "thought" in the sense of "musing", "reflection" or "rumination". Note that the spelling "penziero" (instead of the standard Italian "pensiero") is probably intended to mimic Southern Italian pronunciation for humorous purposes.

Giles Watson
Italy
Local time: 02:49
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1740
Grading comment
giles, thank you. actually, this guy is from the south. he's sicilian. i'm not sure if he was trying to be funny, though. if he was, i didn't really get it. i'll have to try to ask him myself what he meant by that word. anyway, i gave you a 3 instead of a 4 because i wasn't sure what was meant by a "reference" being provided. i don't know if it was expected of you to include some kind of source. in any case, i appreciate your time and input.
teresa

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Amy Taylor
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2 days11 hrs
A ... musing


Explanation:
Actually, it occurred to me that you could reflect the humorous spelling of "penziero" with a pun in English. Just a thought (which is another possible translation).

Giles Watson
Italy
Local time: 02:49
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1740
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