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Italian Reading Practice – Alice in Wonderland
Posted On June 8, 2018
“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice.
“Andiamo sempre più meglio!” gridò Alice.
If you told me that I would only be able to read one book for the rest of my life, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (Alice nel paese delle meraviglie) would be a strong contender. And it is because I love this novel so much, that it is one of the books I am attempting to read in Italian.
The copy I have is one that I picked up in Italy (I forget where… perhaps it was Milan) for €7.5, and it includes both the original English and the Italian translation. The image is the cover of the book I have in case anyone is interested.
Alice is proving to be the more difficult of the texts I am reading, but I feel it is worth it due to the sheer amount of vocabulary I am being exposed to. I hope to make a post featuring my favourite words soon, and I might provide occasional updates as I struggle through.