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La Bella Addormentata – Part 5 Posted by on Feb 8, 2018

Here’s the final chapter of my Italian translation of La Bella Addormentata (Sleeping Beauty). I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. This certainly isn’t everyday spoken Italian, and it was great to have an opportunity to use a style and vocabulary that I wouldn’t normally use. Part 5. Then…

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Making Comparisons In Italian Posted by on Feb 5, 2018

When learning how to make comparisons students are usually taught to use piΓΉ (more) or meno (less) and the preposition di (than). But is this always the case? Let’s find out. Here are some examples that follow the rule outlined above: La Spezia Γ¨ piΓΉ grande di Pontremoli = La Spezia is bigger than Pontremoli…

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Tuscan Villa For Sale – An Exercise Posted by on Feb 2, 2018

So far in my series of blogs on the Italian article we’ve looked at l’articolo determinativo (the definite article: the), l’articolo indeterminativo (the indefinite article: a/an) and le preposizioni articolate (preposition/article combinations: on the, in the, from the, etc.). Here’s an opportunity to put your learning into practice. In chapter 1 I asked you to…

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La Bella Addormentata – Part 4 Posted by on Jan 31, 2018

Here’s part 4 of my translation into Italian of La Bella Addormentata (Sleeping Beauty). Buona lettura! Part 4. Many a long year afterwards there came a king’s son into that country, and heard an old man tell how there should be a castle standing behind the hedge of thorns, and that there a beautiful enchanted…

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Combining Articles With Prepositions Posted by on Jan 29, 2018

Once we understand how the articolo determinativo (‘the’ in English) works, we can take the next logical step and combine it with prepositions in order to create preposizioni articolate. In this blog we’ll find out how it’s done. What are prepositions? A preposition is a word that describes a relationship between other words in a…

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