Tag: Italian

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 Reading Practice – Harry Potter

Harry Potter e la pietra filosofale Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone Harry Potter – an obvious choice for any British person learning a language and looking to attempt reading a novel. And with a cover as fun as the one on my copy (see featured image) who wouldn’t...

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,...

My linguistic aspirations

I want to dream in my target languages. Perhaps to be more accurate (or realistic), I want to daydream in my target languages.  This is a strange aspiration, I know, but what kind of language learner would I be if my ultimate goal was not to be so comfortable...