Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 14)

After being returned to Geppetto by the carabiniere, Pinocchio throws himself to the ground and attracts the attention of standers-by. You will now look at the following portion of text from chapter 3 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi: Allora lo prese per la collottola, e, mentre lo riconduceva indietro, gli disse tentennando minacciosamente il capo: — Andiamo subito a casa. Quando saremo a casa, non … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 14)

Italian language series: Genesi 2:1-7, settimo giorno

This post begins your study of chapter 2 of the book of Genesis in Italian, version Diodati 1821. I invite you to read through the entire chapter in Italian before beginning; you will find a link in the index where you can read it online. I have translated the verses rather literally into English to help you grasp the sense of the Italian text. Verses 1-7 … Continue reading Italian language series: Genesi 2:1-7, settimo giorno

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 13)

Pinocchio, who has escaped from Geppetto’s house and is running in the street, is stopped by a carabiniere, who returns him to Geppetto. In this post, you will look at the following portion of text in Italian from chapter 3 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi: Il carabiniere, senza punto smuoversi, lo acciuffò pulitamente per il naso (era un nasone spropositato, che pareva fatto apposta … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 13)

Italian language series: Genesi 1:27-31, nel principio

In this post, you will examine verses 27-31 from chapter 1 of the book of Genesis in Italian, version Diodati 1821, which complete the sixth day of creation: il sesto giorno, as well as the first chapter. After you have worked through this post, I invite you to reread the first chapter of the book of Genesis to appreciate your new understanding of the text in Italian. … Continue reading Italian language series: Genesi 1:27-31, nel principio

Italian language series: translation exercise 13

Test your knowledge of the usages you have looked at in the last three parts of chapter 3 (part 10, part 11, part 12) in your study of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio by translating the sentences below from English to Italian. I have started teaching him Italian. The children were running around the room. I stared fixedly at him without being able to avoid it. … Continue reading Italian language series: translation exercise 13

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 12)

Pinocchio, who has taken off into the street and is making a racket, now catches the attention of a carabiniere. In this next part, you will look at the following portion of text in Italian from Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio: Alla fine, e per buona fortuna, capitò un carabiniere il quale, sentendo tutto quello schiamazzo, e credendo si trattasse di un puledro che avesse … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 12)

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 11)

Pinocchio, after being placed on the ground by Geppetto, has run out the house; in this next portion of text from chapter 3 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, you will see what happens now that Pinocchio is in the street. E il povero Geppetto a corrergli dietro senza poterlo raggiungere, perché quel birichino di Pinocchio andava a salti come una lepre, e battendo i suoi piedi di legno sul … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 11)

Italian language series: Genesi 1:24-26, nel principio

You now continue your study of the Italian used in chapter 1 of the book of Genesis, version Diodati 1821, with verses 24-26, which lead into the sixth day of creation: il sesto giorno. I have translated the verses rather literally into English to help you grasp the sense of the Italian text. Verses 24-26 read as follows: 24Poi Iddio disse: Produca la terra animali viventi, … Continue reading Italian language series: Genesi 1:24-26, nel principio

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 10)

In the last part, Geppetto put Pinocchio on the floor to start teaching him how to walk. Now, in this next portion of text from chapter 3 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, you will see what new antics (or monellerie) Pinocchio gets up to. Pinocchio aveva le gambe aggranchite e non sapeva muoversi, e Geppetto lo conduceva per la mano per insegnargli a mettere un … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 10)

Italian language series: translation exercise 12

If you have already worked through the last three parts of chapter 3 (part 7, part 8, part 9) of your study of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, have a go at translating the sentences below from English to Italian. You are disrespectful to your father! She dried her tears with her sleeve. Have you finished reading that book? You did not deserve that prize. … Continue reading Italian language series: translation exercise 12