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Using The Indefinite Adjective Del Posted by on Mar 19, 2018

Last month I published an article called Qualche Problema in which we looked at the correct usage of the indefinite adjective qualche. Today we’re going to look at another way of saying some, any, or a bit of. To express an indefinite quantity we commonly use the preposition di (of) combined with the definite articles…

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The Haunted Castle Posted by on Mar 16, 2018

What would a medieval castle be without its ghost? Boring! But if you feel the need to have a ghost in your castle … at least come up with an original story. Geoff’s Patent Original Formula For Castle Ghost: The ugly psychopathic twin sister The hidden horde of Spanish gold The faithful adopted wolf The…

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The Archbishop Of Constantinople Posted by on Mar 14, 2018

Would you like to improve your Italian pronunciation? Master the following scioglilingua and you’ll soon be speaking like a native! Here’s the first scioglilingua (tongue-twister) that I taught Geoff many years ago: Sopra la panca la capra campa, sotto la panca la capra crepa Above the bench the goat lives, below the bench the goat…

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Italian Curiosities – Part 2 Posted by on Mar 12, 2018

Curiosity numero due … a haunted castle. It wasn’t the ghost that bothered us … but the cold! How to get to the Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo, taken from the official website: Ricordiamo per chi viene in macchina che l’accesso al parcheggio è praticabile solo entrando dal lato nord del paese. Non entrate nel borgo…

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Donna Ti Voglio Cantare Posted by on Mar 8, 2018

Today’s the 8th of March, Festa della Donna (International Women’s Day), and to celebrate I’m going to translate a song called Donna Ti Voglio Cantare (Woman I Want To Sing About You), by Angelo Branduardi. Angelo Branduardi is a popular folk singer and songwriter who draws inspiration from Medieval and Renaissance music. His wife, Luisa Zappa,…

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