Italian translation exercise 3

Now that you have worked through the last three parts of chapter 1 (part 7, part 8, part 9) in your study of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio, test your ability at translating the sentences below into Italian. Use the vocabulary you have come across in the last three parts.

  1. I thought she would be prettier.
  2. Can you take a look at this?
  3. My arm hurts. / My arms hurt.
  4. It is always the same old problem.
  5. The news left me speechless.
  6. The wind blew the back door wide open.
  7. Do not rub your eyes!
  8. She turned her head the other way.
  9. I have started working as a woodworker again.
  10. He scratched his nose.

Possible answers:

  1. Me la imaginavo più bella.
  2. Potresti dare un’occhiata a questo?
  3. Mi fa male il braccio. / Mi fanno male le braccia.
  4. Si tratta sempre del solito problema.
  5. La notizia mi ha lasciato di stucco.
  6. Il vento ha spalancato la porta di dietro.
  7. Non fregarti gli occhi!
  8. Ha girato la testa dall’altra parte.
  9. Mi sono rimesso a lavorare da falegname.
  10. Si è grattato il naso.