Italian translation exercise 17

Now that you have worked through the last two parts of chapter 4 of your study of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio (part 7, part 8), have a go at translating the sentences below from English to Italian, employing the usages you have discovered in these posts. You will also need to use some vocabulary not encountered here before, so you will have the chance to learn a … Continue reading Italian translation exercise 17

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 8

After the cricket tells Pinocchio that he has a head of wood, Pinocchio grabs a hammer and throws it at the cricket’s head. This post covers the final portion of text from chapter 4 of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio, and completes your study of the chapter. The remaining text reads: A queste ultime parole, Pinocchio saltò su tutt’infuriato e preso di sul banco un martello … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 8

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 7

Pinocchio has just told the cricket that he would rather lead the life of a vagabond than go to school; the cricket continues trying to teach him his lesson. The portion of text from chapter 4 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi that you will study in this post contains the Tuscan usages codesto and spedale. This portion reads: — Per tua regola — disse il Grillo-parlante … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 7

Italian translation exercise 16

Now that you have worked through the last three parts of chapter 4 of your study of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio (part 4, part 5, part 6), test your skill at translating the following English sentences into Italian, employing the usages you have discovered in these posts. The woodworker has two planes. He has two of them. Of course, come on in! I did as I liked. … Continue reading Italian translation exercise 16

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 6

The cricket has suggested to Pinocchio that he learn a trade so that he might one day make a living; Pinocchio is not interested in the least, and he now tells the cricket why. You will look in this post at the following portion of text in Italian from chapter 4 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi: — Vuoi che te lo dica? — replicò Pinocchio, che … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 6

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 5

Pinocchio has told the grillo that he does not care to study; the grillo continues to correct Pinocchio and, unsuccessfully, attempts to steer him in the right direction in life. This post continues your study of the language found in chapter 4 of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio. You will look at the following portion of text, in which you find a number of Tuscan usages: … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 5

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 4

Pinocchio does not care one bit about the great lesson told to him by the Grillo-parlante; he would rather chase butterflies and climb trees than go to school and study. You will look now at the following portion of text from chapter 4 of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio, where Pinocchio expresses his distaste for responsibility: — Canta pure, Grillo mio, come ti pare e piace: ma … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 4

Italian translation exercise 15

If you have worked through the first three parts in your study of chapter 4 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (part 1, part 2, part 3), then test your knowledge by translating the following sentences from English to Italian, using the vocabulary you have encountered. We have lived here for more than twenty years. Will you do me the favour of going away? He disobeyed (rebelled … Continue reading Italian translation exercise 15

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 3

In this next portion of text from chapter 4 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, the Talking Cricket shares with Pinocchio una gran verità, or great truth: — Dimmi, Grillo, e tu chi sei? — Io sono il Grillo-parlante, e abito in questa stanza da più di cent’anni. — Oggi però questa stanza è mia — disse il burattino — e se vuoi farmi un vero piacere, vattene … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 3

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 2

After being released by the carabiniere, Pinocchio took off running; he has now arrived home, where he finds a big talking cricket on the wall. In this post, you will look at the following portion of text from chapter 4 of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio: Giunto dinanzi a casa, trovò l’uscio di strada socchiuso. Lo spinse, entrò dentro, e appena ebbe messo tanto di paletto, … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 4, part 2