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girare la domanda

English translation: "you should ask the counterfeiters that question" OR

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08:43 Aug 22, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: girare la domanda
From article discussing why some accessories become must-have items - Qualche negoziante intervistato suggerisce di girare la domanda a chi fa le contraffazioni.
Fran
English translation:"you should ask the counterfeiters that question" OR
Explanation:
"why don't you bounce that question off the counterfeiters"

I'm not sure if "counterfeiters" is right!

I've heard them called "bootleggers" too, but is that just who sells them?

Angela
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Angela Arnone
Local time: 23:49
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Summary of answers provided
na +1"you should ask the counterfeiters that question" OR
Angela Arnone
na +1refer the questionkphelps
naknock-off artists (contraffazioni)
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11 mins peer agreement (net): +1
"you should ask the counterfeiters that question" OR


Explanation:
"why don't you bounce that question off the counterfeiters"

I'm not sure if "counterfeiters" is right!

I've heard them called "bootleggers" too, but is that just who sells them?

Angela


Angela Arnone
Local time: 23:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3602

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jacek Krankowski: bootlegger=who sells or keeps for sale alcoholic beverages in violation of law (Black's Law Dictionary);
19 mins
  -> yes, but I heard my New York pals call pirate tapes and CDs bootlegs too
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32 mins peer agreement (net): +1
refer the question


Explanation:
...or pass the question on to someone else.

kphelps

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jacek Krankowski: counterfeiter=unlawfully makes base coin in imitation of true metal or forges false currency or an instrument of writing
8 mins
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4 hrs
knock-off artists (contraffazioni)


Explanation:
A few retailers told the interviewer to go ask the knock-off artists.

variation on Angela's suggestion
I like knock-off artists, for the great variety of imitations that these artists are capable of producing.

buon lavoro

paola l m


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Local time: 17:49
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 1505
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