I need to translate "date from / date to" to Italian in a report (see picture).
Is it correct to translate "date from / date to" as "Data di / Data da" ?
Or is it rather "Data da / Data a" ?
Or would you rather use "a partire da / entro", or something else ?


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    What about the most natural solution, a simple “da / a”? Or is it important to spell out that it is a date to be inserted (as opposed to an hour or a month, say)?
    – DaG
    Mar 30 '16 at 8:31
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    @DaG 5: Interesting, yes, sounds more natural. No, it's not important to spell out in this case, so shorter is definitely better ;) Mar 30 '16 at 8:38
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    – Charo
    Mar 30 '16 at 8:51
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    I agree, "da/a" is a good solution. Otherwise you could write "inizio/fine" .
    – user56153
    Mar 30 '16 at 8:53

In your case I think is better to write: "Da Data:" and "a Data:". I'm Italian :D

  • Interesting, word sequence reversed ;) I think just da/a would do nicely. Mar 30 '16 at 12:43
  • Yes is a nice idea too. But you write : "datum von,date de,date from", you need,i think,to use "da data" like this (datum von,date de,date from,da data). but is your application and you know what is better for you :)
    – Moonfred
    Mar 30 '16 at 12:59
  • I concur, and I actually did that, albeit for consistency reasons only. Though it would have been smarter to just omit datum/date/data everywhere, because that uses less room in the column titles, which can create a free-space-problem (not in this example). Mar 30 '16 at 15:08
  • I agree. Actually, I would have used "Dal/Al", which is the most common combination when referring to dates.
    – Markon
    Mar 31 '16 at 15:08

"Date from" as you can see from the online dictionary Word reference can be translated with risalire a whereas "date to" with datare.

For more examples I suggest you to look at it here http://www.wordreference.com/enit/date

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    Risalire a is clearly not what was meant in the question (the OP just wanted a label for an input form)
    – Denis Nardin
    Mar 30 '16 at 12:55
  • @Denis Nardin: I figured as much all on my own. Mar 30 '16 at 15:05
  • @StefanSteiger I imagined you did, but I like to give explanations when I downvote. Moreover this answers are kept for future reference, so it's better to be clearer.
    – Denis Nardin
    Mar 30 '16 at 15:28

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