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08:24 Sep 17, 2000
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Italian term or phrase: REPLICHE
Ogni esemplare è realizzato artigianalmente ed è numerato facendo parte di una serie di «REPLICHE» dell’ esemplare originale custodito nel Museo Leica a Wetzlar
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English translation:>> please see below <<
Explanation:
You're dealing here with a very specific industrial practice, i.e., the reproduction of classic instruments -- in this case, the superb Leica cameras originally designed by Dr. Leitz. In this context, the right word is "replica," which refers specifically to a new instrument that has been manufactured strictly in accordance with the specifications for the original instrument. In the translation of your sentence, the word "copy" should probably be avoided, because of its connotations of sub-standard duplication.

Here's a literal translation (not recommended): "Every copy is realized in a craftsmanlike way and is numbered forming part of a series of replicas of the original copy kept in the Museum Leica at Wetzlar."

and here's a suggestion for a more fluent English version: "Each unit is created by a craftsman, and then numbered and incorporated into a series of replicas of the original, which is housed in the Leica Museum in Wetzlar."

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Heathcliff
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Local time: 21:25
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na>> please see below <<Heathcliff
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1 hr
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Explanation:
Replica simply means "copy", "reproduction".
Definition of replica from Zingarelli, Dizionario della lingua italiana:
Riproduzione o facsimile di un'opera artistica eseguita dallo stesso autore. Sinonimo: copia.

Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 06:25
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 221

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10 hrs
>> please see below <<


Explanation:
You're dealing here with a very specific industrial practice, i.e., the reproduction of classic instruments -- in this case, the superb Leica cameras originally designed by Dr. Leitz. In this context, the right word is "replica," which refers specifically to a new instrument that has been manufactured strictly in accordance with the specifications for the original instrument. In the translation of your sentence, the word "copy" should probably be avoided, because of its connotations of sub-standard duplication.

Here's a literal translation (not recommended): "Every copy is realized in a craftsmanlike way and is numbered forming part of a series of replicas of the original copy kept in the Museum Leica at Wetzlar."

and here's a suggestion for a more fluent English version: "Each unit is created by a craftsman, and then numbered and incorporated into a series of replicas of the original, which is housed in the Leica Museum in Wetzlar."




    [experience as a long-time owner and user of a Leica M-III, and visits to the factory in Wetzlar, Germany]
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 21:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 504
Grading comment
The response was exceptionally good and exactly to the point. Thank you very much to both respondees and especially to the winner.
Al Peter
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