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Old March 27, 2011, 04:08 PM
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Need Italian Translation Help

I need some help with a couple of phrases of Italian that I am hoping some members can help with in translating to English.

"Can you hold our bags?"

"Can we check in early?"

"How late will someone be at the front desk?"

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They use a lot of loan words (check-in and reception in your examples).

The first is in formal speech. Switch "le dispiace" and "Può tenere" for "ti dispiace" and "Puoi tenere" if you want the informal variants.

Can you hold our bags?

Può tenere i nostri bagagli/le nostre valigie?

However, it would be more polite to ask "Le dispiace tenere i nostri bagagli?" (Do/would you mind holding our bags?)

Can we check-in early?

Possiamo fare check-in in anticipo? o È possibile fare check-in in anticipo?

(Also "Possiamo fare check-in presto?" however "presto" has the double-meaning of "soon" so in-anticipo is clearer here).

An alternative to the loan word "check-in" is to express presenting yourselves to reception.

È possibile presentarci in anticipo?

The loan word is really common however.

How late will someone be at the front desk?

Fino a che ore ci sarà qualcuno alla reception? o Fino a quando si può trovare qualcuno alla reception? o Che sono gli orari di reception? (What are the opening times of reception?)

Do you need the pronunciation, or do you already know this?
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Grazie. I think I have the basics of the pronunciation down.
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Di niente In bocca al lupo!
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They use a lot of loan words (check-in and reception in your examples).

The first is in formal speech. Switch "le dispiace" and "Può tenere" for "ti dispiace" and "Puoi tenere" if you want the informal variants.

Can you hold our bags?

Può tenere i nostri bagagli/le nostre valigie?
Also: Ci può reggere i bagagli/le borse?
However, it would be more polite to ask "Le dispiace tenere i nostri bagagli?" (Do/would you mind holding our bags?)

Can we check-in early?

Possiamo fare il check-in in anticipo? o È possibile fare il check-in in anticipo?

(Also "Possiamo fare il check-in presto?" however "presto" has the double-meaning of "soon" so in-anticipo is clearer here).

An alternative to the loan word "check-in" is to express presenting yourselves to reception.
Check in = accettazione
È possibile presentarci in anticipo?

The loan word is really common however.

How late will someone be at the front desk?

Fino a che ora ci sarà qualcuno alla reception/all'accettazione? o Fino a quando si può trovare qualcuno alla reception? o Quali sono gli orari di apertura della reception/dell'accettazione? (What are the opening times of reception?)
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Di niente In bocca al lupo!
Awaken, you must reply:"Crepi il lupo!" (drop dead the wolf!) to ward off the bad luck.
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Pinosilano sei italiano?
Ti chiedo perque a volte ho dubbi risguardo il mio livello di Italiano. Grazie.
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Pinosilano sei italiano?
Te lo chiedo perchè a volte ho dubbi riguardo al mio livello d'Italiano. Grazie.
Non lo sono, ma me la cavo un po'
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Gracias por las correcciones, pinosilano
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Una piccolissima cosa, ma la parola "italiano" non si scrive in maiuscolo

"... il mio livello d'italiano ..."

Non è un errore dire "di italiano"; piuttosto è più comune abbreviarlo. Si vedono spesso i libri dove l'autore scrive cose come "l'insegnate di italiano" e "lo ha già visto" ecc, senza usare l'apostrofo.
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