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Sometimes in television shows like "Big Brother" or "X-Factor" I heard people saying "Ho fatto un provino".

Suppose I want to say to another person that those persons have made "un provino", can I say

Quelle persone, in particolare quelle che hanno partecipato al 'Grande Fratello', sono state tutte provinate.

I.E., does "provinate" work there?

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  • My reaction to reading that sentence was «"provinate" non si può sentire...» :-( Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 14:51

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While you might hear it spoken, it's not correct Italian written language. There is no single word to render the meaning but you can use a phrase

Quelle persone, in particolare quelle che hanno partecipato al 'Grande Fratello', sono state tutte sottoposte a provini.

Another way in which you can convey a similar meaning, but not exactly, is to use the term 'selezionate' (selected) o 'scrutinate' (carefully examined).

Quelle persone, in particolare quelle che hanno partecipato al 'Grande Fratello', sono state tutte selezionate (scrutinate).

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