Study Friulian from the Bible: Genesis 1, verses 20-25

This post continues your study of the Friulian language through verses from the Bible. You will examine Gjenesi 1:20-25; that is, verses 20-25 of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis. The Friulian text that you will examine was prepared by Glesie Furlane, in Bibie par un popul. You can read and listen to the Bible in Friulian by following the link. Here is … Continue reading Study Friulian from the Bible: Genesis 1, verses 20-25

Study Friulian from the Bible: Genesis 1, verses 11-19

This post continues your study of the Friulian language through verses from the Bible. You will examine Gjenesi 1:11-19; that is, verses 11-19 of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis. The Friulian text that you will examine was prepared by Glesie Furlane, in Bibie par un popul. You can read and listen to the Bible in Friulian by following the link. Learn to … Continue reading Study Friulian from the Bible: Genesis 1, verses 11-19

Study Friulian from the Bible: Genesis 1, verses 1-10

This post begins your study of the Friulian language through verses from the Bible. The Friulian text that you will examine was prepared by Glesie Furlane, in Bibie par un popul. You can read and listen to the Bible in Friulian by following the link. You will begin your study with the Book of Genesis, il libri de Gjenesi, which tells the story of creation, … Continue reading Study Friulian from the Bible: Genesis 1, verses 1-10

Read Italian used by Leonardo da Vinci: aphorism 1

Aforismo 1 Chi vol essere ricco in un dì è impiccato in un anno. — Leonardo da Vinci Here is my translation of the aphorism: He who wishes to be rich in day is hanged within a year. For study purposes, here now is a literal translation of the aphorism, including accents in the Italian to show the stressed syllable of a word: Chi vol … Continue reading Read Italian used by Leonardo da Vinci: aphorism 1

Understand Italian used in Il Principe: chapter III, part 3

In this post, you will continue your study of the third chapter of Niccolò Machiavelli’s Il Principe. In the portions of text to be examined here, Machiavelli explains the importance of a prince’s relocation to an acquired land, and why those who have been offended by him must be crushed thoroughly. The first portion of text you will consider here reads as follows: Questo farebbe più … Continue reading Understand Italian used in Il Principe: chapter III, part 3

Study Latin from the Bible: Genesis 2, verses 1-7

This post begins your study of the Latin language used in the second chapter of the Book of Genesis, or Liber Genesis, from the Biblia Sacra Vulgata (Stuttgartensia). You will find a link in the index where you can read this Bible online. You will study verses 1-7 in this post. In all the posts pertaining to the Latin Bible, I have, to the best … Continue reading Study Latin from the Bible: Genesis 2, verses 1-7

Italian translation exercise 20

If you have worked through the last four posts pertaining to your study of the language used in Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, that is, part 1 and part 2 of chapter 6, and part 1 and part 2 of chapter 7, then test your knowledge of the usages you have encountered by translating the following sentences from English to Italian. He is … Continue reading Italian translation exercise 20

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 2

Geppetto, in this next part of your study of chapter 7 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, manages to enter his house, where he discovers Pinocchio lying on the floor with his feet burnt off. Out of compassion for his injured son, Geppetto addresses Pinocchio as Pinocchiuccio mio. The first portion of text you will consider here reads as follows: Geppetto, credendo che tutti questi … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 2

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 1

This post begins your study of the Italian language as used in chapter 7 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. Should you wish to read the chapter before beginning your study here, you will find a link in the index where you can read the book online. The introductory text to chapter 7 reads as follows: Geppetto torna a casa, e dà al … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 1

Understand Italian used in Il Principe: chapter III, part 2

In this second part of your study of the Italian used in chapter 3 of Il Principe, Niccolò Machiavelli writes of the advantageousness of a shared language and customs between the acquiring and acquired states, and provides a solution in the absence of these. The first portion of text you will consider here reads: Dico pertanto, che questi Stati, i quali acquistandosi si aggiungono a uno Stato … Continue reading Understand Italian used in Il Principe: chapter III, part 2