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quello che potevate solo immaginare, ora lo potete vedere

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by sydgirl, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. sydgirl Junior Member

    english
    Hi,
    I can't get my head around this - it's for a brochure for a property development.

    "quello che potevate solo immaginare, ora lo potete vedere"

    I though of this, but it just doesn't seem right:

    Now you can see what you could only have imagined


    Can anyone help? Thanks
     
  2. Tegs

    Tegs Mód ar líne

    Wales
    English (Ireland), Welsh, Irish
    Hi Syd, welcome to the forum ;)

    Can you give us the whole Italian phrase please (or a bit more context if this is the entire phrase)?
     
  3. sydgirl Junior Member

    english
    Hi Tegs,
    Thanks for the welcome.
    That's actually the whole phrase - it's part of an invitation to the public and it's the opening phrase.
    The text that follows describes the property development: location, building techniques etc.
    I'm sorry I can't give you more...it's doing my head in!
    I appreciate any input you can give.
     
  4. Lazzini

    Lazzini Senior Member

    I don't see much wrong with your translation - in fact its pretty concise. I might, perhaps, have put a "previously" in there somewhere.
     
  5. Tegs

    Tegs Mód ar líne

    Wales
    English (Ireland), Welsh, Irish
    Yes, I agree with Lazzini - you need a previously or something in there.

    Otherwise, you could go for a much looser translation if it fits better with the brochure-speak:

    Before, it was just a dream. Now, come and see the reality!
     
  6. Lorena1970

    Lorena1970 Senior Member

    Italy, Italiano
    Perhaps sort of a slogan could sound like:
    You could only imagine it: now you can see it! / now it's (really) visible!
     
  7. sydgirl Junior Member

    english
    Thanks Lazzini and brilliant suggestion Tegs, thanks - it fits in better with the style of the brochure.
    have a great day!
     

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