Tag: italian language

Rubeus Hagrid – Italian Description

<< Giusto, va’, non mi sono presentato. Rubeus Hagrid, Custode delle Chiavi e dei Luoghi a Hogwarts >> “True, I haven’t introduced meself. Rubeus Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.” Illustration by Serena Riglietti   Although I mentioned that I would complete the Dursley family, I thought...

Italian Vocabulary – Il Lungo Viaggio [Part 3]

Part 3 of the il lungo viaggio vocabulary series. (parts 1 and 2) These words are also a part of my memrise course which can be found here. correre il rischio Non posso correre il rischio che abbiano ragione. I can’t take a chance that they’re right. giurare Giuro solennemente di dire...

Vernon Dursley – Italian Description

illustration by Serena Riglietti Vernon Dursley is easily one of my least favourite characters in Harry Potter, for obvious reasons. However is he just as unlikable in Italian as he is in English? In this post I have highlighted the main descriptive sentences for Mr. Dursley in the first...

Italian Imperatives

Imperative – form of the verb used to give orders and instructions How to conjugate the imperative: There are a number of -ire verbs which do not add -isc to the stem. These are partire, dormire, aprire, sentire. The endings for these verbs are: -i, -a, -iamo, -ite, -ano. It is worth...

Memrise Course – Il Lungo Viaggio

Those of you who have been following my vocabulary lists for Leonardo Sciascia’s Il Lungo Viaggio may remember that I was considering making a course on Memrise – Here it is! Memrise – Il Lungo Viaggio I hope this can be useful to anyone who also wants to read Il Lungo Viaggio,...

Italian Vocabulary – Il Lungo Viaggio [Part 2]

Here is the second set of words from Leonardo Sciascia’s short story Il Lungo Viaggio. In the same way as I did in the previous post, I will present a list of 20 words and follow with example sentences for several of them. (part 1 part 3)     Riuscire a Sono...

Italian Vocabulary – Il Lungo Viaggio

Chi ha lingua passa il mare ‘With a tongue in your head you can travel the world’ The idiomatic phrase above, which has no direct English equivalent (that I have been able to find), holds an idea that I believe will resonate with many language learners. The English translation...

Italian Present Continuous

The present continuous is used to talk about what is happening at the moment. It is only used in this circumstance, and not to talk about things that are continuing, but not happening at this very minute. The present continuous is relatively simple to conjugate. It is made using...

Italian Reading Practice – Il lungo viaggio

Another text in my Italian Reading Practice journey is the appropriately named Il lungo viaggio by Leonardo Sciascia. Unlike Alice in Wonderland (a reading endeavour that I talked about in a previous post), Il lungo viaggio is a short story that I have not read before in English and therefore will present...