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    Hello,
    Could you please explain the presence of the abbreviation 'PV' in these phrases. I know it means 'present value' but I don't understand what it supposed to represent in the phrases below:

    ... everything to do with technology ... pv ( you supposed to fill the gaps in here)
    .... most people just ____ with downloadare, pv

    The whole sentence:
    An English word that is used in the Italian language well, everything to do with technology (pv), everything to do with the Internet, and Internet itself, well someone could argue that Internet is actually Latin but ... say download, we've given up saying the Italian version of downloading which is scaricareand most people just go with downlodare (pv)which sounds very odd to the Italian ear, but we, we are going with it.

    Am I correct in believing that PV in this sentence is meant to mean at the present day the English words that are used in Italian words that have anything to do with technology but later the words can be no longer used?

    or am I wrong?Thank you in advance
    Last edited by elenah; 06-Aug-2017 at 21:20.

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    Re: pv

    What is the source of this text?

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    Re: pv

    You are going to have to identify the source of this document that uses "(pv)" in the text.

    I have found at least 4 examples of this text on the internet and none of them have "(pv)" in them.

    here is an example of what I found


    Extracted from text on http://bioraf.ru/dannaya-sistema-uch...-k.html?page=2

    Interviewer: Are there any English words that are used in your language?

    Matandra: An English word that is used in the Italian language well, everything to do with technology, everything to do with the Internet, and Internet itself, well someone could argue that Internet is actually LatinÂ…but say download, we have given up saying the Italian version of downloading, which sounds very odd to the Italian ear, but we, we are going with it.

    Interviewer: Do you think it would be better to use your own words?

    Matandra: I do not think it is necessary to set off on a crusade to defend language in so much as, you know, there are specific areas which are just the domain of another language. Italian is the main domain in say music. No one complains around the world because you say pianissimo when you have to play softly.
    The extract is found in a huge file of English text of conversation that apparently is used for teaching English

    if you are interested in seeing how huge this text file is you can look here

    https://issuu.com/gosiazwierzchowska/docs/new-english-file-upper-int.s.b.digi/131

    I don't think "(pv)" really means "present value".

    Also you will note that the text I quoted does not use words like "scaricare" which is Italian for "download".
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    Re: pv

    The source of this text is New English File - Upper-Intermediate level - Student's book, p 112. The ' In the street' subsection 'c'

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    Re: pv

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynxear View Post
    I don't think "(pv)" really means "present value".
    It can have many meanings in English: http://www.abbreviations.com/PV

    RobertJ's suggestion seems to hit the spot for me.

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