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English translation: current

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Italian term or phrase:à la page
English translation:current
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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11:35 Aug 7, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Italian term or phrase: à la page
Presumably this is a French expression used in Italian: Un universo sempre à la page.
Ross
current
Explanation:
You did not state if your context is fashion or not. If it is, then most of the suggested answers precisely address that context. But being "current" is not necessarily about fashion. It can simply mean "on the cutting edge" in any sphere.

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Summary of answers provided
na +1in the latest fashion, in the latest style
Francesco D'Alessandro
na +1hip/trendy/trend-setters
CLS Lexi-tech
nacurrentFuad Yahya
na[A VERITABLE TREASURY OF CHOICES}DR. RICHARD BAVRY
na[COMMENT]DR. RICHARD BAVRY
na -1up to dateRita Cavaiani


  

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5 mins peer agreement (net): +1
in the latest fashion, in the latest style


Explanation:
depending on context

you're right, this phrase came into Italian from French

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 13:23
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY: as in "all the rage"?
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
up to date


Explanation:
or: in the know
mainly used about latest trends and fashion


Rita Cavaiani
Local time: 08:23
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in ItalianItalian

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disagree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY: a bit too stuffy for the context
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
hip/trendy/trend-setters


Explanation:
styler (in British English)
woofie, woofy n American





(someone who is) stylish, in the know. The word is probably somehow related to the black slang concept of 'woofing' (itself derived either from the imitation of a dog's bark or from 'wolf') as behaving in a boastful or intimidating manner.

hip 3 adj.

(also hep)(hipper, hippest or hepper, heppest) sl.
1 following the latest fashion in esp. jazz or popular music, clothes, etc.; stylish, fashionable.
2 (often foll. by to) understanding, aware.
Compound
hip-cat a hip person.
Derivative
hipness n.[20th c.: orig. unkn.]

The Oxford English Reference Dictionary, © Oxford University Press 1996

Just some of the examples of results obtained with xrefer
http://www.xrefer.com/results.jsp?shelf=search all&term=styl...

regards

Paola L M



CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 08:23
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 4

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agree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY: yes..very much in the same league as "all the rage"
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2 hrs
[COMMENT]


Explanation:
Could the phrase perhaps involve a typo? That is, "rage" instead of "page"...that would be an interesting bilingual pun!


    an inclination to play with words
DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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[A VERITABLE TREASURY OF CHOICES}


Explanation:
http://www.bartleby.com/62/51/D0375100.html

Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.


dashing

ADJECTIVE: 1. Being or in accordance with the current fashion: à la mode, chic, fashionable, mod, modish, posh, smart, stylish, swank, swanky, trig. Informal : classy, in, sharp, snappy, swish, tony, trendy. Slang : with-it. Idioms: all the rage, up to the minute. See STYLE, USUAL. 2. Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits: animated, bouncy, chipper, high-spirited, lively, pert, spirited, vivacious. Informal : peppy. Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life. See ACTION.


Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. Copyright © 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by the Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.















    as indicated above..rather nice to pursue the "dashing" all the way to "with it" with numerous humorous stops on the way
DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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current


Explanation:
You did not state if your context is fashion or not. If it is, then most of the suggested answers precisely address that context. But being "current" is not necessarily about fashion. It can simply mean "on the cutting edge" in any sphere.

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Changes made by editors
Jan 28, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO
Jan 28, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldOther » Art/Literary
Field (specific)(none) » Poetry & Literature


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