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Bed and Breakfast Posted by on May 31, 2010

Benvenuti Ai Chiosi Due mesi fa la nostra amica Adriana, che possiede un Bed and Breakfast qui a Pontremoli, ha dato alla luce un bel bimbo. Ovviamente Adriana al momento è molto occupata col bebè, perciò ha chiesto a me e a mio marito di gestire ‘Ai Chiosi‘, il suo B&B . Così, un paio…

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Una Mela al Giorno – part 2 Posted by on May 27, 2010

Grazie a tutti for the interesting responses to my blog ‘Una Mela al Giorno’ I asked you to help me out by finding English equivalents for five common Italian sayings or proverbs. Here below are those that  I consider to be the closest in meaning: Proverb Meaning chi fa per sè fa per tre ‘who…

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Take a seat Posted by on May 24, 2010

Take a seat…but where? Here is a useful list of some of the most common things that we sit on: la sedia the chair la sedia a sdraio the deck-chair la sedia a dondolo the rocking chair la sedia a rotelle the wheelchair il sedile the seat, e.g. in a car, bus, train, etc. il…

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L’Italia in Cinque Parole – la risposta! Posted by on May 21, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog entitled ‘L’Italia in Cinque Parole’ in which I asked readers to describe Italy and the Italians in five words or short phrases. The response was quite overwhelming, and I began to think that I’d bitten off more than I could chew! The hardest part of the…

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Una Mela al Giorno Posted by on May 16, 2010

A couple of days ago Geoff (mio marito) was chatting with some of his friends in the piazza about sayings (detti) and proverbs (proverbi). They ended up by trying to make a list of Italian equivalents for well known English sayings and vice versa. Here, for your entertainment, is the list so far: una mela…

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