Tag: novel

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 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 Vocabulary – Alice in Wonderland

In a previous post I wrote about how I am reading Alice nel paese delle meraviglie (Alice in Wonderland). Although the text is quite challenging, I’m having a lot of fun reading this novel in Italian and thought I would share some of the vocabulary I have come across so...