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Offline paradisetrader

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« on: October 26, 2005, 07:19:02 AM »
Aperto A Mano/Handwork
Murrino/Murrino Glass
Artistico/Artistic
Soffiato/Blown Glass
Molatura/Grinding
Stampato/Molden glass

Alzate/Bowls
Vasi/Vases
Fermacarte/Paperweight
Posacenere/Ashtray
Maniglie/Handles

from http://www.promovetro.com/signobas.htm
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2005, 04:13:51 PM »
do u know any words for damage
ie>chips , cracked, dirty, sick, limescale etc...  
how about good condition fair condition excellent poor ect...

I would find that very useful indeed  :D


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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2005, 10:21:48 AM »
I can tell you some words in the local master's dialect (they aren't "regular" italian...)

Sciopà (dialect) = Scoppiato (italian) = crached during the annealing
Sbeccà (dialect)= Sbeccato (italian) = with chips
Magnà (dialect) = rought border
Supià (dialect) = Soffiato (italian) =blown
Manego (dialect) = Maniglia (italian) = handle
Punteo (dialect) = Puntello (italian) = pontel
Tociar piera (dialect) = Roll up

Murrino can be also Murrina or in dialect Murine (only one r)
There are so many terms... I can't write all them. Next time

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2005, 05:22:27 PM »
Hello Alex!
Thanks for the new set of terms. This is really helpful specially for those of us who "try" (and badly, lol) to dicifer descriptions on overseas auctions. Spanish is my first language, but from Spanish to Italian there is along way, lol.
Also, thank you Peter for brining the topic to this board. I think it will be very helpful for everyone!
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2005, 12:00:39 AM »
I think sbaglio might be a word to look out for in auctions.  It translates as mistake or error so it may perhaps be used to point out a fault?

I was interested to see "aperto a mano" which translates as "opened by hand".  I collect italian pottery and a mark often seen is "fatto a mano" which means "made by hand".

I must warn you though that my italian is very limited! :?


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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2005, 12:11:18 PM »
Survival Words:

Grazie and Arrivederci, or even better combined as Arrivederci e grazie.   However badly you pronounce it, those on Murano will love and appreciate it — because you have made the effort.

Ananas -  not banana as you would, quite reasonably, figure out, but pineapple.    The only food expression we found that you couldn't work out for yourself.

Cautionary note:

Italians call their wonderful tomatoes love apples, and a very appropriate expression it is too.    I don't think they have a name for our flavourless version, bred solely for shelf life and all-ripening-at-the-same-time-ability, and if they did, it would probably be the Italian for "disgusting red things sold by Tesco".   Ladies, a warning.    When an Italian restauranteur says love apple to you, he can apply so much sexual inuendo to it that your heart will flutter and your knees tremble (I am told!).

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2005, 05:24:32 PM »
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Ladies, a warning. When an Italian restauranteur says love apple to you, he can apply so much sexual inuendo to it that your heart will flutter and your knees tremble (I am told!).


Bernard, was that the effect it had on Janet?  :wink:  :lol:

I always think the most useful foreign phrase must be "Where's the loo?" - all else pales before that!!!


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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2005, 07:45:33 PM »
Quote from: "Anne"
I always think the most useful foreign phrase must be "Where's the loo?" - all else pales before that!!!


In Italy, waiters are trained to infer sanitary emergency from your facial expression.  :roll:
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2005, 07:58:00 PM »
A bit tough on the British stiff upper lip huh :twisted:
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