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00:14 Nov 23, 2000
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: li mortacci tua
dialetto romano
anna
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Summary of answers provided
navedi sotto
CLS Lexi-tech
navedi sotto; Blast you! (??)
Ilde Grimaldi


  

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9 hrs
vedi sotto; Blast you! (??)


Explanation:
non so bene; forse si potrebbe accomunare a un generico "Mannaggia a te"???
Ti riporto quanto dicono il Picchi e il Ragazzini su "Mannaggia"

PICCHI
mannaggia
rats, damn, damn it, blast, dammit
mannaggia a te! blast you! mannaggia la miseria! damn it!, for crying out loud!

RAGAZZINI
sucks
inter.
(pop.) accidenti; mannaggia; al diavolo: Sucks to you!, va al diavolo!

ciao
Ilde


Ilde Grimaldi
Local time: 00:41
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 208
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1 day 4 hrs
vedi sotto


Explanation:
it is a heavy-duty insult aimed at the dead (morti) of the person being insulted. It is the pejorative of morti (morti + accio, in the plural); tua is Roman for tuoi (il romano e\' il mio dialetto); the denotative meaning, however, is no longer active, i.e. when I hear it I no longer take offense because my dead grandmother is called into question. So I would go, as Ilde suggests, with a heavy-duty insult of your choice, maybe quaint and regional, depending on the variety of English you are using.

Saluti
Paola L M


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 18:41
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 1505

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