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Who’s There? – Translation Posted by on May 31, 2018

As promised, here’s the English translation for chapter 5 of The Strange Case of the Irregular Body. Chapter 1. The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body Chapter 2. An Extremely Subjunctive Investigation Chapter 3. A Not So Perfect Witness Chapter 4. A Body Of Evidence Montecristo è l’isola più selvaggia e inospitale dell’arcipelago Toscano. Con la…

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Ti Piacerebbe Fare Un Quiz? – The Answers Posted by on May 29, 2018

Here are the answers to last week’s exercise Ti Piacerebbe Fare Un Quiz? 1. Laura and Eugenia discuss their travels Laura: Do you like Italy? Ti piace l’Italia? Eugenia: Yes, I particularly like Tuscany and Liguria. Sì, mi/a me piacciono in particolare la Toscana e la Liguria. Laura: What about Lunigiana, do you like it?…

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Ti Piacerebbe Fare Un Quiz? Posted by on May 25, 2018

After a month of articles about piacere I think it’s time for an exercise. N.B. before you try this exercise you’ll need to have studied the following: Italian Indirect Personal Pronouns Mi Piace! – Part 1. Mi Piace! – Part 2. Mi Piace! – Part 3. Mi Piace! – Part 4 Remember the golden rule: “in…

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Who’s There? Posted by on May 23, 2018

Here’s chapter 5 of my detective story ‘The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body’. In this chapter we travel to a completely new location: the island of Montecristo. Chapter 1. The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body Chapter 2. An Extremely Subjunctive Investigation Chapter 3. A Not So Perfect Witness Chapter 4. A Body Of…

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Mi Piace! – Part 4 Posted by on May 21, 2018

Almost a month ago I set out to write a ‘simple’ blog about how to use the verb piacere to say ‘I like …’. It seems to have turned into a work of epic proportions! But a part 4 there must be dear readers, because we still haven’t covered a rather tricky, but very important…

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Mi Piace! – Part 3. Posted by on May 18, 2018

Did you like the lasagne? Did you like his brother? Common everyday questions that you’re likely to be asked or you’ll want to ask in Italian. But how to go about it? N.B. before you read this article you’ll need to have studied the following: Italian Indirect Personal Pronouns Mi Piace! – Part 1. Mi…

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A Body Of Evidence – Translation Posted by on May 16, 2018

As promised, here’s the English translation of the latest chapter of The Strange Case of the Irregular Body. Chapter 1. The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body Chapter 2. An Extremely Subjunctive Investigation Chapter 3. A Not So Perfect Witness L’ispettore Augusto è all’obitorio a colloquio col medico legale, il Dottor Della Salma, che ha appena…

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