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Describing People’s Character In Italian – Part 1. Posted by on Oct 15, 2018

In Italian, we use a whole plethora of adjectives that describe people’s character. Several of these also happen to be ‘false friends’. False friends, sometimes called false cognates, are words which look or sound similar in two different languages, leading us to the erroneous conclusion that they have the same meaning. Some of these are…

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Il Dottore Delle Bambole – Part 3 – Traduzione Posted by on Oct 11, 2018

Ecco come promesso la traduzione italiana della terza parte del nostro giallo pubblicato all’inizio di questa settimana, Il Dottore Delle Bambole 3 Amongst his colleagues, Augusto’s choice of office was viewed as somewhat … let’s say ‘eccentric’. Certainly, a disused prison cell isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the…

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Il Dottore Delle Bambole – Part 3 Posted by on Oct 9, 2018

So far in our original detective story we’ve given you the Italian text, followed a couple of days later by the English translation. Today, we’re going to mix it up by starting with the English text. This will give you a chance to think about how you might translate it into Italian before we give…

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Italian Harvest Focaccia Posted by on Oct 5, 2018

As I’m writing this blog I can hear our neighbour passing by outside with his motocarriola full of grapes. Yes, it’s the season of la vendemmia (the grape harvest). My mind wanders back to when I used to live in Lucca ……. On our way to school we’d stop by the bakers’ to buy some…

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Climate Change Posted by on Oct 1, 2018

In my brief post informing you of our absence I wrote: “But fear not, we shall soon return to our beautiful, and sometimes crazy Italian peninsula with renewed vigour and inspiration!” Ho davvero scritto questo? Sì, siamo tornati, la penisola è bellissima e un po’ pazza pure … ma il vigore e l’ispirazione??? A dire…

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