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What is the technical equivalent for "lead time"?

"Lead time" in manufacturing means the time between the start of a project and appearance of the results. Is the word "tempistica" an equivalent to this?
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Cosa significa "colui"?

Sto leggendo un libro, e ho incontrato una parola: "colui". Ho cercato questa parola nel mio dizionario, ma è scritto che "colui" = "he". E allora, quando devo usare "colui" e quando devo usare ...
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How to interpret the word "centralina" (and the word "centralino") correctly?

I have come across the word "centralina", and more specifically "centralina privata". The building is found in a rural mountainous setting. Having looked up the word in various dictionaries I have ...
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What is the italian equivalent word for disfranchise?

I was not successful in finding an exact equivalent Italian word for disenfranchise neither in Google nor in WordReference. From the Merriam-Webster dictionary disenfranchise transitive verb: ...
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The words “commercialista” and “ragioniere” and their exact meaning and differences

I am trying to figure out whether commercialista should be translated as Tax advisor, tax professional, accountant, or economist. These professions seem to be distinct, but it's there some overlap ...
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What does "piccola privativa" mean (law)?

I can't find out precisely what "piccola privativa" means in Italian. According to Hoepli, "DIR Piccola privativa, diritto dell'inventore di sfruttare la propria invenzione mediante la sua ...
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Come tradurre "present perfect continuous" dall'inglese?

È abbastanza facile tradurre "I learned to play the piano." = "Ho imparato a suonare il piano." In oltre "I was learning to play the piano." = "Imparavo a suonare il piano." Però come tradurre "...
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In the beginning vrs at the beginning and In the end vrs at the end

I'm having a hard time finding an Italian equivalent to theses phrases. At the beginning means at the place or time at which something starts. eg. *There is a contents page at the beginning of the ...
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Equivalente di "frontlit"?

L'equivalente di "backlit" è retroilluminato, questo è assodato, ma qual è l'equivalente di "frontlit"? Ho pensato a "Fronte illuminato" e "Fronteilluminato", ma non so quale dei due è giusto, a patto ...
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Tradurre "Membership" o "Memberships", "Member" in assenza di contesto

Come tradurreste "Membership" o "Memberships" in assenza di contesto? Devo tradurre cose come "User Membership" o "Membership Plan" in un software per gestire "Memberships" in modo molto astratto. ...
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Is there an equivalent saying for "you don't have to finish the work but you have to do it"?

In Pirkei Avot 2:21 there is a saying: לא עליך המלאכה לגמור, ולא אתה בן חורין לבטל ממנה You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it It would sound like: ...
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Difference between "spartiti" and "partiture"

I want to transalte "sheet music" in Italian. Should I use "partiture (di musica)" or "spartiti"? Example. Here is a list of sheet music for piano
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Come si può esprimere, in modo colloquiale, "I can't speak to..."?

Qualche tempo fa stavo utilizzando, per la prima volta, una specie di strofinaccio che qualcuno aveva fatto all'uncinetto. Lavando i piatti mi sono detto qualcosa sulla falsariga di "sembra efficace, ...
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Esiste una traduzione informale della parola inglese "trope"?

Sto cercando di trovare una traduzione per il termine inglese "trope", nel suo significato di "pattern in storytelling". Fino ad ora, le uniche traduzioni che ho trovato sono "...
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How do we say, "issue a new identity card" in Italian?

I lost my identity card a few days ago and need to have a new one issued. What is the Italian verb for "issue" in this case?
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Chiddu ca fù fu

Giuseppe Di Stefano, born in 1936 in Enna, used to be professor of French at McGill University in Montreal. He's known as a great specialist of Middle French. He's the author of the Dictionnaire des ...
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Pity that my daughter lives 5000 kilometers away from me

I want to translate this sentence into Italian: Pity that my daughter lives 5000 kilometers away from me. My attempt: Peccato che mia figlia vive a 5000 chilometri da me. Is my translation ...
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Cosa significa "accantonamenti di legge"?

Mi piacerebbe fare una domanda su un'espressione che ho trovato negli statuti di una società. In un articolo si parla del "bilancio ed utili" e, dopo, si dice: Gli utili netti risultanti dal ...
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Translation of "Robbe"

While translating some plague documents from the 16th century, I keep coming across the word "Robbe", and I have no idea what it means. It's not in my dictionary, either. Some of the ...
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Come faccio a distinguere quand'è che “torta” corrisponde a “cake" e quando a “pie”?

Per favore perdonate il mio povero italiano. Sto usando Google Translate per aiutarmi, perché sono un principiante in italiano. (Lo sto studiando da soltanto otto mesi.) Capisco che la parola ...
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Did Machiavelli really use the word "rape"?

There is a quote that as been at times translated with the word "rape". It is attributed to the Prince “I judge this indeed, that it is better to be impetuous than cautious, because fortune is ...
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What does "Non nasconderti lasciati conquistare" mean?

Within the lyrics of the song "Voulez Vous Danser" by "Ricchi e Poveri", there's a line that says: Non nasconderti lasciati conquistare Does this mean "Don't hide that I ...
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How would you say "my friends and I"?

I feel that i miei amici e io is a bad translation. What would be the grammatically correct way to say it?
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Come si dice in italiano "hottest single"?

In inglese per parlare dei brani/album più popolari si dice hottest single/ hottest album. In italiano invece come si dice? Top hit? Top brani? Esiste un modo di dire che somigli di più a hottest ...
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"Screenshot" in italiano

Uno "screenshot" si rende in spagnolo come "captura de pantalla" o, in modo più colloquiale, come "pantallazo". Mi chiedo se esista qualche espressione italiana più o ...
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Did I leave anything out?

How would you ask "did I leave anything out?" in Italian? Like, if I made a list of things and I want to know if I did not include something that I was supposed to. I am thinking "non messo qualcosa?" ...
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Come si dice in italiano data science?

La data science è un campo di studio multidisciplinare che si è definito negli ultimi anni; non ho trovato una espressione equivalente in italiano. Non so nemmeno come si debba tradurre data scientist....
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How to say "Best Dad" in Italian?

In English, one might say "Best Dad" or "Number one Dad". What is the Italian equivalence (or better yet, a saying) of this meaning? Something that can be stated regarding a father other than one's ...
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'sol chi vuole si serbe fidele'

I am trying to understand this line, which is from Questa o Quella, an aria from Verdi's Rigoletto. If you are unaware, this is quite an old text. sol chi vuole si serbe fidele I am struggling ...
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Is there an Italian equivalent for the English abbreviation "MC" for "main character?"

Since I see "MC" often in the context of English games and so forth, I wanted to know if Italians had an equivalent word that they would use when talking about a character/protagonist of a story, ...
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What is the closest equivalent to the English "good to go"?

I've seen a couple of different variations in some reverse-translations: pronto a partire pronto ad andare pronto (seems like this is just "ready" though) buono per andare Most of these seem like ...
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PG 0074360/12 in un'ordinanza del Comune di Forlì

I would like to ask you something about an abbreviation that appears in a "ordinanza del Comune di Forlì". This document (I'm afraid I can't show you, because I haven't found it on Internet) explains ...
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Translation of "Yucky!"

My son has been wondering around Rome and has found quite a few disgusting things to touch. Is there a good translation of the English phrase "Yucky!", as in "that's gross, don't touch that"?
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"Colpo di espresso" = "shot of espresso"?

Does "shot of espresso" translate into Italian as "colpo di caffé espresso", or is there a different way of saying this, such as tazza?
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Meaning of "tu più non torni"

After being asked to translate «tu più non torni» on a casual conversation and with a sensible lack of context, I was a bit puzzled and assumed that «[you] don't ever come back» could be a valid ...
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Writing a friend a birthday wish in Italian...?

I'm writing my Italian friend a birthday card and wanted to write 'May today and all your days be full of wonderful adventures, creative energy, and many occasions to toast to.' which I translated (...
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Italianizzazione delle parole durante il fascismo

Ho trovato in rete un'interessante tabella contenente molte parole straniere che, durante il ventennio, furono "italianizzate" (alcune con risultati a mio avviso abbastanza comici). Qualcuno ne ...
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Come posso dire "forget about it" in italiano?

Come posso dire "forget about it" quando voglio dire a una persona di non pensare più ad una situazione perché ho già risolto?
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Meaning of the expression "A far l'amore comincia tu"

The Raffaella Carrà's song A far l'amore comincia tu is quite famous in Europe and was popularized by the Bob Sinclar's remix, part of the soundtrack of the beautiful Paolo Sorrentino's movie "La ...
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I ran across this in a 1621 fencing manual and I'm stumped

Any help with the translation? Or any ideas on what's going on? It's PDF page 38 in the document. Entire document: http://hroarr.com/manuals/other/pistofilo-bonaventura-oplomachia-1621.pdf
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Come si rende in italiano l'espressione "Flattery, like perfume, should be smelled, not swallowed"?

Questa epressione è una metafora che si riferisce alle persone che prendono per vero un complimento fatto in ironia e se ne compiacciono. A me non è venuto in mente niente di corrispondente in ...
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"Propositional logic" in italiano

In una discussione a proposito di questa domanda, si è menzionato quello che in inglese si conosce come "propositional logic" e mi è venuta la curiosità di sapere come si chiama in italiano. Mi ...
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How to translate cool, nice, great in Italian

I mean “cool”, “nice”, “great” specifically in the generic sense of, if someone is talking to you and they say they did something nice and cool but not amazing or spectacular, you know, something ...
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Un'espressione per chi vuole dire "give her a chance" in italiano

Come posso dire un'espressione che significa "give her a chance" in italiano?
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Meaning of 'imposta di registro'

The meaning of this term remains obscure to me. Intuitively I choose between a registration fee; a standard payment; a fixed tax payment and those meanings given by the linguee.it: a registration ...
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World language in Italian

What would you call a world language in Italian? Google definition: "a language known or spoken in many countries." World languages are English, Spanish, French. *There seems to be a second ...
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Nome di un poligono con un numero qualsiasi di lati

Come si dice in italiano "n-gon", un poligono con n (o addirittura un numero imprecisato di lati)? Grazie.
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"Related question" in italiano

Scrivendo un commento a questa domanda, mi sono accorta di non saper come dire "related question" in italiano. Là ho messo "domanda correlata a questa", ma non sono sicura se questa espressione sia ...
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A quote by Niccolò Machiavelli

Can anyone find the original of this quote by Machiavelli? «Men generally judge more by the eye than the hand,for everyone can se few can feel. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know ...
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What does “dittatura legalizzata” mean?

What does “dittatura legalizzata” mean in this context? Thanks!
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