I/we aim to please

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by k_georgiadis, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. k_georgiadis

    k_georgiadis Senior Member

    NJ, USA
    English (AE)
    This can be said seriously or in jest in response to a compliment:

    A: your itinerary tips and sightseeing suggestions for Tuscany were extremely helpful.
    B: We aim to please!

    I thought of far piacere and accontentare but they sound lame to me. Furthermore I don't want anything that might get a cheap laugh because it has sexual connotations :)

    Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. neuromatico

    neuromatico Senior Member

    Toronto
    English (Canadian)
    I stumbled upon "Il nostro scopo è la vostra soddisfazione!".
     
  3. evrix

    evrix Senior Member

    rome
    italian
    Not quite sexy, though... Maybe godiamo nel darvi piacere would do but it sounds slightly erudite even with a clear sexual connotation. Some more context is needed to make some double entendre. Absolutely avoid la vostra soddisfazione è il nostro miglior premio, which is a quote from a comedy and would surely get a cheap laugh.
     
  4. k_georgiadis

    k_georgiadis Senior Member

    NJ, USA
    English (AE)
    Actually I did not want to use anything that might be seen as containing a sexual hint. I'll go with the erudite option above. Thanks
     
  5. effeundici Senior Member

    Italy
    Italian - Tuscany
    Siamo qui per servirla could be another option with a hint of sarcasm
     
  6. miri

    miri Senior Member

    Italy/Italian
    "Godiamo nel darvi piacere" teems with sexual hints, it could be written on a sign in a red light district :D

    I'd go with F11's suggestion;)
     
  7. k_georgiadis

    k_georgiadis Senior Member

    NJ, USA
    English (AE)
    Thank you effeundici and miri for the complementary inputs.
     
  8. evrix

    evrix Senior Member

    rome
    italian
    I misunderstood and supposed the cheap laugh was to be avoided as the sexual connotation was needed.
     
  9. k_georgiadis

    k_georgiadis Senior Member

    NJ, USA
    English (AE)
    That is no problem at all, evrix. I now have an entire palette of options to use depending on the occasion and the audience. Thanks.
     
  10. evrix

    evrix Senior Member

    rome
    italian
    Hehe, anyway, your first sentence gave the chance of jest and this made me answer that way... I just reread your starting comment
     

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