Cucumis - Free online translation service
. .



Translation - Italian-English - S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse...

Current statusTranslation
This text is available in the following languages: ItalianBrazilian PortugueseEnglish

Category Literature

Title
S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse...
Text
Submitted by civentura
Source language: Italian

s'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo.

Title
If I believed my answer was
Translation
English

Translated by goncin
Target language: English

If I believed my answer was
to a person who'd ever get back to the world,
this flame would keep still without moving any further.
But since from those undergrounds
no one has ever come back alive, if I hear what's true,
I answer you without fear of infamy.
Last validated or edited by lilian canale - 5 August 2008 11:18





Latest messages

Author
Message

4 August 2008 20:31

Måddie
Number of messages: 1282
Hi Goncin,
Just one little thing: I think „Senza tema”—means „without fear”.

I've found another translation here and your version is very good! Especially because I think it's very hard to translate.

Madeleine

4 August 2008 20:37

goncin
Number of messages: 3705
Thanks, madeleine78!

I seized the opportunity to add "without moving any further" from the version you've found.

CC: Måddie lilian canale

4 August 2008 20:49

Måddie
Number of messages: 1282
You're welcome!

4 August 2008 21:37

guilon
Number of messages: 1549
Good translation, only one change is required:

if I hear what's true -> If what I hear is true

5 August 2008 10:34

Lein
Number of messages: 3392
I don't think I agree - the meaning doesn't change with the change suggested by Guilon and although his suggestion is more common in English I think Goncin's stays closer to the original. I must admit I have no idea about how commonly used the original is in Italian.