Italian language series: translation exercise 14

Before you leave chapter 3 altogether and start chapter 4 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, have a go at translating the following sentences from English to Italian, using the language you have seen in the last four parts (part 13, part 14, part 15, part 16). You are right to not trust him. He is very likely to hit him. I have not the slightest idea. The killer cut … Continue reading Italian language series: translation exercise 14

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 16)

This post completes your study of the Italian language appearing in chapter 3 of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio. Once you have completed your study of chapter 3, I encourage you to read the entire chapter again to appreciate your new understanding of the text in Italian. The last portion of chapter 3 reads: Insomma, tanto dissero e tanto fecero, che il carabiniere rimesse in libertà Pinocchio, e … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 16)

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 15)

After Pinocchio throws himself to the ground, some of the onlookers in the street come to Pinocchio’s defence; in this post, you will look at the following portion of text in Italian from chapter 3 of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio: Chi ne diceva una, chi un’altra. — Povero burattino! — dicevano alcuni — ha ragione a non voler tornare a casa! Chi lo sa come lo picchierebbe quell’omaccio … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 3 (part 15)

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: 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: 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: 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