cadere nel vuoto

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by dinah, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. dinah Senior Member

    United Kingdom
    Italy - Italian
    Hello everyone,
    I am writing a text in English and I was looking for a nice phrase to render the Italian "cadere nel vuoto". Here is the context:

    Their requests were largely ignored by the institutions and their cries for justice (caddero nel vuoto)

    Thanks for your help!
  2. giovannino

    giovannino Senior Member

    Naples, Italy
    Italian, Neapolitan
    Maybe "fell on deaf ears" or (more formal) "went unheeded".
  3. london calling Senior Member

    Right, Giovannino!:)
  4. dinah Senior Member

    United Kingdom
    Italy - Italian
    Thank you both!
    I finally went for: "their cries for justice went mostly unheeded". I had never heard of this verb before! I'm always happy to expand my vocabulary :)

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