Italian language series: translation exercise 10

Now that you have worked through the first three parts of chapter 3 (part 1, part 2, part 3) of your study of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio, test your knowledge by translating the following from English to Italian. Use the vocabulary encountered in the book and in these posts.

  1. He named him Pinocchio.
  2. The restaurant is on the ground floor.
  3. Look who it is!
  4. I lit a match.
  5. Did you boil the potatoes?
  6. But did it really happen?
  7. Why do you not do a painting like that?
  8. I was talking to myself.
  9. The old man was begging for money.
  10. I was not having a good time.

Possible answers:

  1. Gli ha messo il nome Pinocchio. L’ha chiamato Pinocchio.
  2. Il ristorante si trova al pianterreno.
  3. Guarda chi si vede! Guardate chi si vede!
  4. Ho acceso un fiammifero.
  5. Hai bollito le patate?
  6. Ma è successo davvero?
  7. Perché non dipingi un quadro così?
  8. Parlavo fra (tra) me e me.
  9. Il vecchietto chiedeva l’elemosina.
  10. Non me la passavo bene. Me la passavo male.