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Q: translation - iitalian-spanish [possibly dialect] into English ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: translation - iitalian-spanish [possibly dialect] into English
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Asked by: michael52-ga
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Posted: 25 Aug 2006 02:33 PDT
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Question ID: 759370
please may I have a translation of the words " s'fato "  or possibly  
"  'sfato" or possibly "sfato " into English - I'm not sure what the
language is - probably Italian or Italian dialect or possibly spanish
or just possibly some other European language
Subject: Re: translation - iitalian-spanish [possibly dialect] into English
Answered By: jackburton-ga on 25 Aug 2006 06:53 PDT
Hi Michael,
The word "sfato" is the past participle of the verb "sfatare", which
means in Italian, to disprove or to refute or to explode.
For example:  
sfato subito la leggenda.... = soon exploded the legend that.....
sfato due miti in un colpo solo.... =  two myths were disproven in one
single go....
I hope this answers your question fully. If you have any queries,
please request clarification.
Best regards
Subject: Re: translation - iitalian-spanish [possibly dialect] into English
From: myoarin-ga on 25 Aug 2006 08:25 PDT
That makes great sense  - of course.  Here is the information I
gleaned from a couple of dictionaries  (books) and a website:

I believe "sfato" is from Italian "sfatare", which means destroy or
demystify.  S at the start of some Italian words is a negative prefix,
short for "dis-".  "Disfatto" or "sfatto" means unmade, as an unmade

Here is a site that may be helpful.  You'll have to click on the
string following  the line:  "If the URL link is valid ..."

Then you will find a page with "sfatare" in the box followed by
Italian synonyms and antonyms.  When you click on these, you will get
English translations.

"Sfare" seems to be a contracted form of "sfatare", I found it in a
dictionary that didn't have "sfatare":

Perhaps only the infinitive form is contracted.

Hope this helps.

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