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12:59 Jan 29, 2002
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: scafatissimi
Describing European anthropologists arriving in the Dogon countries.
"...quando arriva un antropologo europea i Dogon, ormai scafatissimi..."
Jenny12
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1street-wise
Angela Arnone
4... already experienced ..
Gian
4smart, on the ball,pesci
4very hard-headed
oldnick


  

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
street-wise


Explanation:
I like this one as it gives an idea of how a tribe (they are a tribe aren't they - not a football team from the Veneto?) becomes clued-up when dealing with our society...
Angela

PS - hot on the ball and clued-up are alternatives to consider


Angela Arnone
Local time: 22:55
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
smart, on the ball,


Explanation:
someone seasoned, someonewho knows a thing or two.

pesci
Local time: 22:55
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38 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
very hard-headed


Explanation:
con bel pelo sullo stomaco, cioe' tanta esperienza, come lo scafo irrobustito dagli anni di navigazione

Variant: hard-bitten.
Explanation supplied by a native speaker. Many hits in Internet articles in Italian. E.g. S~ with secret agent, team manager

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Note added at 2002-01-29 14:51:51 (GMT)
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Zingarelli - v. intr. pron.
(region.) Acquistare spigliatezza, disinvoltura: devi scafarti, ragazzo mio.

oldnick
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
... already experienced ..


Explanation:
termine in slang che significa ormai vissuti, ormai con lunga esperienza

Gian
Italy
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