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scatolette dei bambini

English translation: jam jars

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Italian term or phrase:scatolette dei bambini
English translation:jam jars
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21:05 Feb 28, 2012
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Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Italian term or phrase: scatolette dei bambini
This is part of an artist's recollection of his childhood:
"Avevo circa cinque o sei anni allora, ma so che era maggio perché la sera si vedeva lo spettacolo delle lucciole. Mi divertivo a catturarle con mio fratello Gary per poi conservarle nelle scatolette dei bambini."
I am wondering if this is a specific kind of little box, and the few examples of the exact phrase I can find on Google seem to confirm this suspicion. Does anyone know a (UK) English equivalent? Thanks.
fionn
Germany
Local time: 17:57
jam jars
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I wasn't familiar with the expression 'scatolette dei bambini' but from its appearance in Internet it is clear in some cases it refers to baby food jars, so I would say jam jars, that being what brits use to put insects in usually...
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LorraineB
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Local time: 16:57
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jam jars


Explanation:
I wasn't familiar with the expression 'scatolette dei bambini' but from its appearance in Internet it is clear in some cases it refers to baby food jars, so I would say jam jars, that being what brits use to put insects in usually...

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Feb 28, 2012 - Changes made by Charles Davis:
Language pairSpanish to English » Italian to English


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