English Sentence:

The criminals were caught when their DNA was found on a cigarette butt.

Italian Translation:

I malviventi furono arrestati in seguito al rilevamento di tracce di DNA su un mozzicone di sigaretta.

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i

the (masculine plural)

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malvivente m./f.   (Pl: malviventi)

criminal

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furono

(third-person plural past historic of essere)

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arrestare

1. to stop, to halt 2. to arrest, to apprehend, to capture

Here: to arrest, to apprehend, to capture

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in seguito

following, after

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al

at the, to the, on the, for the (masculine singular)

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rilevamento m.   (Pl: rilevamenti)

1. detection 2. survey

Here: detection

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di

of, from, about, than, to, with, by

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traccia f.   (Pl: tracce)

track, trail, trace, sign

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di

of, from, about, than, to, with, by

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DNA m.

DNA

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su

1. on, about 2. out of, in (probability)

Here: on, about

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un

1. a, an (masculine singular) 2. one

Here: a, an (masculine singular)

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mozzicone m.   (Pl: mozziconi)

butt, end, stub, stump

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di

of, from, about, than, to, with, by

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sigaretta f.   (Pl: sigarette)

cigarette

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