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11:11 Mar 25, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: Certo che...
Situation: two undercover policemen have just been arrested by two other policemen by mistake.

-certo che ci siamo domandati tante volte come fanno ad evitare qualsiasi tipo di segnalazione... questa e la risposta... Con un distintivo e una paletta possono fare come gli pare.

Could someone please help me with this sentence?
sammi
Local time: 17:12
English translation:we were not able to figure out how they could avoid ...
Explanation:
it was a mistery to us how they could avoid... and this is the answer, with a badge and a ?? they can do as they like

Don't worry about "certo"

saluti

Paola L M

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CLS Lexi-tech
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Summary of answers provided
nawe were not able to figure out how they could avoid ...
CLS Lexi-tech
nawe were
CLS Lexi-tech
natoo right....
Angela Arnone
naOf course, we've asked ourselves many times...
Louise Norman
naReply:
Gary Presto


  

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Explanation:
Of course we have wondered very many times how they manage to avoid such detection...and the response is...with a badge and a policeman's stick, they can do whatever they like. (In other words, the policemen erroneously "nabbed" seem to have believed that as long as they had a policeman's "tricks of the trade" on their persons, so to speak, they could go about their "business" unnoticed...or so they thought...!);-) Buon lavoro! Gary


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Gary Presto
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1 hr
Of course, we've asked ourselves many times...


Explanation:
Certo che is a common expression in Italy meaning of course, or obviously

Louise Norman
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1 hr
too right....


Explanation:
How colloquial is your text?
What about -
Sure, we wonder all the time about how they manage to avoid being picked up ... there's your answer ... police ID and flicker so they can get away with anything.
Angela



Angela Arnone
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3 hrs
we were


Explanation:
less literally

CLS Lexi-tech
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3 hrs
we were not able to figure out how they could avoid ...


Explanation:
it was a mistery to us how they could avoid... and this is the answer, with a badge and a ?? they can do as they like

Don't worry about "certo"

saluti

Paola L M



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