sound asleep, wide awake

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by L.Dex, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. L.Dex Senior Member

    English UK
    Ciao tutti, dovrei tradurre questa frase di snoopy.

    My head was sound asleep
    but my stomach was wide awake

    Come potrei dire 'sound asleep' e 'wide awake'?

    Grazie!
     
  2. Jennikybooky Senior Member

    Pavia
    English - Ireland
    Sound asleep = profondamente addormentato
    Wide awake = completamente sveglio
     
  3. Paulfromitaly

    Paulfromitaly MODerator

    Brescia (Italy)
    Italian
  4. L.Dex Senior Member

    English UK
    I have already checked the dictionary but the problem is the sounding.

    Sound asleep and wide awake are both commonly used, short and 'pretty' sounding terms.

    Profondamente addormentato and completamente sveglio aren't commonly used frases, are long and not very poetic.

    My head was sound asleep
    but my stomach was wide awake

    and

    La mia testa era profondamente addormentata
    ma la mia pancia era completamente sveglio

    don't really have the same sweet comic-book ring to them to them, and it is Snoopy saying the words.

    I was hoping for something more childlike, phrases that children might say.
     
  5. Curandera Senior Member

    Italian
    Only an idea:

    La mia testa non faceva alcun rumore.
    ma il mio stomaco si faceva davvero sentire.

    La mia testa era in silenzio
    ma il mio stomaco borbottava di brutto.
     
  6. Jennikybooky Senior Member

    Pavia
    English - Ireland
    They are lovely Curandera!
     
  7. L.Dex Senior Member

    English UK
    Thank you very much Curandera, that is the spirit of translations I was hoping people would suggest.

    Any more suggestions? (Not that yours aren't lovely!)
     
  8. smart_woman07

    smart_woman07 Senior Member

    La mia testa dormiva, ma il mio stomaco non trovava pace!
    :)
     
  9. Curandera Senior Member

    Italian
    La mia testa era ben che assopita
    ma il mio stomaco non si dava pace e borbottava.

    La mia testa era nel mondo dei sogni
    ma il mio stomaco non ne voleva sapere di dormire.

    If I think of something else...

    Hope this will be just a start for other suggestions!
     

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