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At The Supermarket in Italy Posted by on Oct 13, 2015

The setting: a small and friendly supermarket in a old sleepy town in Italy The characters: Serena and the staff at supermarket Il giovane cassiere, all’entrata del supermercato: “Buongiorno!” The young cashier, at the supermarket entrance: “Good morning!” Serena: “Buongiorno!” Poi, parlando tra sé e sé: “Allora, vediamo la lista della spesa: pere, uva, funghi…”…

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Gigia And The Grape Jam Posted by on Oct 9, 2015

The setting: Geoff and Serena’s kitchen. The characters: Serena and Gigia the cat. Gigia, seduta sul tavolo della cucina mentre osserva Serena al lavoro con pentole, bilancia, colapasta e uva, tanta uva: “Questa è l’uva che tu e Geoff avete raccolto stamattina sull’orto?” Gigia, sitting on the kitchen table whilst observing Serena at work with…

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Carmela’s Italian Footwear Obsession – Part 2 Posted by on Oct 7, 2015

When the train pulled out of La Stazione Di Mantova just before midday, Carmela was still on board. Mantova had been on her list of ‘luoghi da visitare’ along with the name of an expensive shoe shop and a conveniently located bank, but having told the young vigile that silly story about visiting her poorly…

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It’s All The Same Posted by on Oct 5, 2015

… è sempre la stessa storia = it’s always the same old story … study, study, study! Yes my friends, but it’s worth it in the end! So, without further ado, here’s something else for you to study: how do we say ‘the same’ in Italian? Well, there are three main ways: 1. stesso/i/a/e: the…

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Carmela’s Italian Footwear Obsession – Part 1 Posted by on Oct 2, 2015

Carmela boarded the 07:21 train bound for Modena. Wearing a Bonnie Parker style beret, an old faded red hoodie and worn out jeans, she blended in like a chameleon with the early morning workers on their way to just another day on the production line. But Carmela’s was a different line of work. It had…

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