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Nov 30th, 2013, 06:38 AM
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can anyone tell me the Italian for "References" as in, the refs at the end of a chapter of a book - footnotes, in fact, but we want to use the word references, but in Italian!

Many thanks!

Nov 30th, 2013, 07:01 AM
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According to my Italian/American dictionary, a footnote is "Nota a pie di pagina"-plural would be "Note a pie di pagine". Is that correct, native Italian speakers????

Nov 30th, 2013, 07:44 AM
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Thanks Cala... I was hoping it would be one word....

Nov 30th, 2013, 09:28 AM
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Try "referenza", which means information or reference. This is a no brainer.

Nov 30th, 2013, 09:41 AM
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Plural would be referenze.

Nov 30th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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I stand corrected!

Nov 30th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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If you have trouble, try "foota nota", eeza gooda translatia.

Nov 30th, 2013, 10:03 AM
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"Reference" gets translated in different ways as the English word is used in more meanings than the Italian "referenza".

"Reference" in the sense a source of an affirmation is "fonte (sing.) / fonti (plur.)"
"Reference" in the sense of foot notes is "nota/note a piè di pagina" (note the accent).
"Reference" is the sense of something giving the context of an affirmation is "riferimento/riferimenti".
"Reference" in the sense of a recommendation is "referenza".

Nov 30th, 2013, 11:01 AM
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thanks everyone!

shall I just use "nota" then?

Nov 30th, 2013, 11:21 AM
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If you're looking for a title to give to notes at the end of a chapter, for example, as a heading to the page where the notes begin, I would use just the word "note" (plural of "nota"). However, you might want to be more specific in a table of contents, for example, "Note al capitolo 1" (notes to chapter 1).

Nov 30th, 2013, 02:24 PM
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lovely bvlenci, that is perfect - "note".

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