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Anybody speak italian?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by tuBass, Jan 16, 2004.


  1. tuBass

    tuBass

    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    I need the phrase "long live love" translated in Italian. Can anybody help me?

    Thanks!
     
  2. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
  3. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    I have seen some italian TB'ers, hope they help

    i never trust babelfish for these things (english language uses the same word for at least 5 different things, so automated translations are usually way off)
     
  4. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    I don't think you can make an exact translation of "Long live love" into Italian. It might not come out being understood in exactly the manner you wish. The phrase "Long live love" is kind of an idiomatic expression in English.

    The closest thing I can come up with would be "Love always" which is "Amore sempre." That's not quite the same as "Long live love", but as I say, expressions in one language do not often translate word for word to another language.

    Hopefully a native speaker of Italian here can set us straight.
     
  5. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
  6. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    :D :D

    Yummy!
     
  7. "Viva l'amore", it's pretty close. Literally "live love", but the "long" part isn't really necessary. "Amore sempre" wouldn't be a bad choice.
     
  8. knight

    knight

    Nov 3, 2002
    "Viva l'amore" is correct (I'm a native speaker). If you tell me about the context, I may be able to tell you more.

    Cheers,

    knight
     
  9. tuBass

    tuBass

    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    It's the theme for a Valentine's Banquet our church is having.
    I hate to be Gramatically incorrect about these things, so i wanted to get the correct version.
    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  10. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
  11. knight

    knight

    Nov 3, 2002
    You're very welcome, and for that use the phrase is perfect. Don't forget to shout it out really loud and wave your hands about while you say it, then the effect will be maximized.
    Any other questions, I'm here.

    Cheers,

    knight