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Should, Could, Would ? – part 2 Posted by on Aug 31, 2010

I wrote the first part of this blog in reply to a question from Jeannet about the use of the conditional: Here is another reader’s question that follows the same theme. I think that once again the reply will be useful to share with everyone: Hi Serena, My name is Ureder and I’m a…

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Qualcuno, Qualcosa, Alcuni, Nessuno Posted by on Aug 28, 2010

Recently I wrote an article about the indefinite adjectives qualche, alcuni, and dei, meaning ‘some’ or ‘any’: Today we are going to look at the indefinite pronouns. Qualcuno Qualcuno means ‘someone’ or ‘somebody’, e.g.: Ieri ho incontrato qualcuno che ti conosce Yesterday I met somebody who knows you C’è qualcuno al telefono che vuole…

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Medievalis a Pontremoli – part 3 Posted by on Aug 25, 2010

The Final Part of our Story in Pictures Click on photos to enlarge 1. L’accampamento: alla sera il cibo viene cucinato alla luce delle torce su fuochi all’aperto. Per fortuna il tempo è stato perfetto! The encampment: in the evening food is cooked by torchlight over open fires. Luckily the weather was perfect! 2. In…

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Medievalis a Pontremoli – part 2 Posted by on Aug 23, 2010

The Second Part of our Story in Pictures Click on photos to enlarge 1. La bellissima Piazza del Duomo di Pontremoli  fa da splendido scenario allo spettacolo degli sbandieratori. Pontremoli’s beautiful Piazza del Duomo makes a great setting for the sbandieratori (flag jugglers) display   2. Molto popolari nelle manifestazioni storiche qua in Italia sono…

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Medievalis a Pontremoli -part 1. Posted by on Aug 21, 2010

A Story in Pictures Click on photos to enlarge 1. Pontremoli, il borgo medievale dominato dal Castello del Piagnaro Pontremoli, the medieval district dominated by the Piagnaro Castle 2. Ogni agosto per quattro giorni la cittadina di Pontremoli ospita una manifestazione medievale Every August for four days the little town of Pontremoli hosts a medieval…

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Should, Could, Would ? Posted by on Aug 18, 2010

I recently received the following comment/question from one of my regular readers: Salve Serena, Profoundly busy with grammar italiano I need some help in order to prevent myself keeping in mind the wrong statements(being Dutch)-I want to be sure about. In the ‘condizionale’ how to translate in italiano: ..I should be… ..I should have been……

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Ferragosto Posted by on Aug 16, 2010

Yesterday, 15th of August, was Ferragosto, il culmine delle vacanze estive (the peak of the summer holidays). Ferragosto comes from the Latin feriae Augusti (August vacations), and is said to date back to the Roman times. When I was a child, every city or town which was not a holiday resort closed down completely for…

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