ieri sabato

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by preciouspuppy, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. preciouspuppy

    preciouspuppy Senior Member

    buon giorno a tutti
    Can you please tell me what ieri sabato means in English? Last Saturday? or yesterday (Saturday)?
    Grazie!
     
  2. paolar

    paolar Senior Member

    Italy-Italian
    Ieri sabato sono andato al cinema.

    Possible translation:

    Yesterday, i.e. Saturday, I went to the cinema
     
  3. MünchnerFax

    MünchnerFax Senior Member

    Germany
    Italian, Italy
    It sounds quite weird without a comma between the two words. Do you have a whole sentence?
     
  4. preciouspuppy

    preciouspuppy Senior Member

    Yes, I am translating a handwritten note from 1945. It says Ieri sabato ti aspettavano....
    I thought maybe it meant the same as sabato scorso, but maybe not!
    Thank you!
     
  5. MünchnerFax

    MünchnerFax Senior Member

    Germany
    Italian, Italy
    Uhm, no, I agree with paolar. Ieri only means yesterday, so I believe the correct interpretation is "yesterday, saturday". A curious expression indeed, I wouldn't expect to hear it nowadays.
     
  6. preciouspuppy

    preciouspuppy Senior Member

    The note has a few other little anomalies, too. Thank you, MF and paolar, makes sense.

    cordiali salutti,
    pp
     
  7. paolar

    paolar Senior Member

    Italy-Italian
    cordiali saluti anche a te...
     
  8. preciouspuppy

    preciouspuppy Senior Member

    salutti a tuti
    Jussst kidddding!
    :)
     

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