Probabilmente è un allarme.

English Original Sentence

It’s probably a warning.

Is this a warning signal or siren, or the like?

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Ciao @morbrorper

A warning - un avvertimento, forse.

I take this to mean literally “an alarm”.

Aspettiamo👋

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Avvertimento and avviso are indeed used in parallel translations by the same author.

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Uh, yes, it is an “alarm” in the sense of fire alarm or anti-theft alarm, it typically implies loud sounds, but not always.

Alarm as in the sounds required to wake up at a certain time is called “sveglia”.

Allarme derives from “all’arme” (“alle armi”, to the weapons), and I suppose we Italians do not consider being late to work a life and death situation. :smiley:

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Today I learned … in addition, that the English word “alarm” ultimately derives from the old Italian all’arme -
alarm - Wiktionary

Thanks for the etymology lesson @mike-lima !

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