La terza media

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by Kurisuru, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Kurisuru Senior Member

    UK - Wales.
    Good evening,

    I was wondering if anyone could help me translate the sentence "Il ladro d'identità diventato medico con la terza media." The bit I don't understand is "la terza media"...

    "The identity thief turned doctor with his third grade degree" ?

    Grazie di cuore in anticipo per dell'aiuto.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2011
  2. Necsus

    Necsus Senior Member

    Formello (Rome)
    Italian (Italy)
    What we call in everyday language 'scuola media' is nowadays officialy called 'scuola secondaria di primo grado' (first three years of secondary/high school), I think you can translate it as 'middle school' or 'junior high school', see this thread. :) Here is the news: CLIC.
  3. Kurisuru Senior Member

    UK - Wales.
    Thanks, "junior high school" seems to work well, in a USA context at least. And yes that's where the sentence comes from. :)

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