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I'm writing a thesis in english but I have to insert some abstracts in Italian (my native language). In particular I have to write an introduction of each chapter in Italian. I mean

Chapter 1 (in Italian)

Chapter 1 (in English)

Is there a way to do that? I've been trying many workaround and googling but nothing is helping me.

If I try with the otherlanguage tag latex creates two separate chapters, and if I use * I don't have the word 'Chapter' (in Italian) in my thesis.

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Can you be clearer about your aim? The chapter header is to be repeated twice in the same page or do you want separate pages? – egreg Feb 15 '13 at 15:13

If I have understood your question correctly, what you want to do is use the \chapter{name here} command twice, but get the same chapter number for each?

In that case, you can insert the command \addtocounter{chapter}{-1} right before the second \chapter{ } to reduce the value of LaTeX's internal chapter counter and it should give you the same number for both chapters.

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Yes, that's my idea. But the next issue is the contents section, I don't wanna see two chapters 1 there and if I add * latex deletes the 'Chapter 1' part from the chapter. – Nicholas Feb 16 '13 at 7:35

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