"Do you have a ladder?"
Translation:Hai una scala?
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"Scale" has many meanings in English, with many different translations in Italian: the only meaning that can be translated by "scala" is "graduated range of values forming a standard system for measuring or grading something" (Oxford definition). It can be the scale of a map, a musical scale, a mathematical scale or even the scale of an issue; it's the figurative sense of "scala" as a series of steps.
It appears in Italian, to ask questions is simply using a declarative sentence and placing a question mark at the end when writing, or inflecting one's voice when speaking. It seems that some other languages are slightly more flexible with respect to interrogative sentences.