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Old February 26th, 2006, 5:35 pm
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Re: So you want to speak Italian

Anch'io parlo l'Italiano, ma abito nella Scozia. L'ho imparato all'universita (non puo trovare gli accenti) nella Nuova Zelanda. Ho lavorato le due estate prossime a Spoleto, in Umbria. Sono studentessa dell'opera lirica, quindi e molto importante per me di comprendere l'Italiano, almeno abbastanza bene. Il mio superiore a Spoleto ama bene il 'Harry Potter'. Ciascuno sa i nomi differenti per i professori, in Italiano? - mi ricordo che 'Dumbledore' e 'McGonagall' hanno altri nomi in Italia, ma non ricordo come si chiamano.

Adesso ho ascoltato al questo rindoppaggio - quanto e orrendo! Ma molto amusante!


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Old February 26th, 2006, 7:11 pm
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Avete sentito Caparezza? Le parole sono interessanti. Le canzoni che sono divertenti sono Limiti, Dagli all'Untore, Vengo Dalla Luna, Follie Preferenzialli, Jodellavitanonhocapitouncazzo, Il Secondo Seconde Me etc. Sono piutosto strane ma le parole sono creative.


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Old February 26th, 2006, 7:25 pm
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Ciao tutti! Anch'io parlo italiano ma non sono da Europa. Sono Americana! Italiano e una bella lingua e auita quando vedo parole in "latin." Spero che viaggiare in italia quest'anno. Dove dovrebbe vado? Ho andato in Tuscana a Firenze, a Roma, e a Venezia.


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Old February 26th, 2006, 8:37 pm
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I think this thread will come in useful for me, as I'm going on holiday to Tuscany this August and don't speak a word of Italian. I'd love to learn it, but the only languages taught at my school are French, Spanish and German.

Ciao -- Hi/Bye [Chow]
Buongiorno -- Good day [Bwon - jor - no]
Bounasera -- Good night [Bwon - a - sair - ah]
Dov'è il bango? -- Where is the bathroom? [Dough vay il bahn-yo?]
Come ti chiami? -- What is your name? [Co-may tee kee-amee?]
Mi chiamo {your name} -- My name is (literally, "I call myself ...") [Me kee-amo]
Voglio mangiare adesso -- I want to eat now [Voh-yo maan-jar-ay ah-dess-oh]
Come stai? -- How are you? (to one person) [Coh-may sty--ee]
Sto bene, grazie -- I am well, thank you [Stoh ben-ay, grots-ee-ay]
Grazie -- Thank you [Grots-ee-ay]
Tutti -- Everyone [Too-tee]
Tutto -- Everything / All [Too-toe]
Niente -- Nothing [Nee-en-tay]
Ho mal di testa! -- I have a headache [Oh mal dee testa]
Quanti anni hai? -- How old are you (literally, "How many years do you have?") [Kwan-tee ahnn-ee eye?] {"anni" -- the 'n's must be held, or else you are saying, "How many anuses do you have?"
Ho [number, see my number list on prior page] anni -- I am # years old (literally, "I have # years.") [Oh # ahnn-ee]
Per favore -- please (pear fuh-vor-ay)
Posso andare al bango? -- Can I go to the bathroom? (Po-so an-dar-ay ahl bahn-yo?]
Toscano -- Tuscany
Roma -- Rome
Napoli -- Naples
Firenze -- Florence [Fear-ents-ay]
è -- is
e -- and
andiamo -- let's go / we go / we are going
Sono Americano -- I am American
Abito in America -- I live in America


The basics.


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Old February 26th, 2006, 8:40 pm
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Ciao -- Hi/Bye [Chow]
Buongiorno -- Good day [Bwon - jor - no]
Bounasera -- Good night [Bwon - a - sair - ah]
Dov'è il bango? -- Where is the bathroom? [Dough vay il bahn-yo?]
Come ti chiami? -- What is your name? [Co-may tee kee-amee?]
Mi chiamo {your name} -- My name is (literally, "I call myself ...") [Me kee-amo]
Voglio mangiare adesso -- I want to eat now [Voh-yo maan-jar-ay ah-dess-oh]
Come stai? -- How are you? (to one person) [Coh-may sty--ee]
Sto bene, grazie -- I am well, thank you [Stoh ben-ay, grots-ee-ay]
Grazie -- Thank you [Grots-ee-ay]
Tutti -- Everyone [Too-tee]
Tutto -- Everything / All [Too-toe]
Niente -- Nothing [Nee-en-tay]
Ho mal di testa! -- I have a headache [Oh mal dee testa]
Quanti anni hai? -- How old are you (literally, "How many years do you have?") [Kwan-tee ahnn-ee eye?] {"anni" -- the 'n's must be held, or else you are saying, "How many anuses do you have?"
Ho [number, see my number list on prior page] anni -- I am # years old (literally, "I have # years.") [Oh # ahnn-ee]
Per favore -- please (pear fuh-vor-ay)
Posso andare al bango? -- Can I go to the bathroom? (Po-so an-dar-ay ahl bahn-yo?]
Toscano -- Tuscany
Roma -- Rome
Napoli -- Naples
Firenze -- Florence [Fear-ents-ay]
è -- is
e -- and
andiamo -- let's go / we go / we are going
Sono Americano -- I am American
Abito in America -- I live in America


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Well, grazie!! I'm definitely going to print that list off!! Oh, and also: how do you say "I am English" and "I live in England"? Thanks again!!


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Old February 26th, 2006, 8:58 pm
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LOL, thought you were American, sorry.

Sono di Inghilterra -- I am from England [So-no dee in-gill-terra]
Sono Britannico -- I am British [so-no bree-taan-ee-co] <-- I'm not sure how to say 'English' as in from 'England' (the language is 'inglese') so I just put 'British.'

Di dove sei? -- Where are you from? [Dee doh-vay say?]
Di dov'è? -- Where is he/she/it from? [Dee doh-vay?]


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Old February 27th, 2006, 8:48 pm
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Re: So you want to speak Italian

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Well, grazie!! I'm definitely going to print that list off!! Oh, and also: how do you say "I am English" and "I live in England"? Thanks again!!
I am English = Sono Inglese
I live in England = Vivo (or "Abito") in Inghilterra

"Where are you from?" is "Di dove sei?", but we use more often "Da dove vieni?" ("Where do you come from?")!

And if you want to wish:
Happy birthday = Buon compleanno
Merry Christmas = Buon Natale
Happy New Year = Buon anno nuovo
Happy Easter = Buona Pasqua
Congratulations = Complimenti
Good luck = Buona fortuna
Welcome = Benvenuto (or "Benvenuta" if she is a female!)


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Old February 27th, 2006, 8:49 pm
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Thanks for your help everyone!!


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Old February 27th, 2006, 9:12 pm
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I have a question: "In bocca al lupo" (I think I spelled that right) is another way of saying "Good luck," right?


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Old February 27th, 2006, 9:26 pm
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Re: So you want to speak Italian

Exactly!!! And the answer is "Crepi"! ("cre" as in "credible" and "pi" as in "pink")


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Old February 27th, 2006, 9:36 pm
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And does "Crepi" mean something like, "May the wolf die"? (I think I've heard this all before, but I'm not sure.)


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Old February 28th, 2006, 1:11 am
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I have a question: "In bocca al lupo" (I think I spelled that right) is another way of saying "Good luck," right?
in a way, it means is "in a manner of a wolf's mouth" so like with excitement, will, and spice, like you do something and you engufl it like a wolf, so you're like telling the person to get the event as it comes in his/hers wolf mouth, heh


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Old February 28th, 2006, 3:55 am
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Re: So you want to speak Italian

I love the rhymes and sounds of Italian words as they flow of your tongue ...

Can anyone tell me if this is correct? It's just a random sentence, but I want to test my ability to form a good sentence:

Nel bello castello di Hogwarts, Harry guarda il neve e pensa di Ginny.
[In the beautiful Hogwarts castle, Harry watches the snow and thinks of Ginny.]


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Old February 28th, 2006, 8:06 am
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And does "Crepi" mean something like, "May the wolf die"? (I think I've heard this all before, but I'm not sure.)
Yes, it does ^^!!

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I love the rhymes and sounds of Italian words as they flow of your tongue ...

Can anyone tell me if this is correct? It's just a random sentence, but I want to test my ability to form a good sentence:

Nel bello castello di Hogwarts, Harry guarda il neve e pensa di Ginny.
[In the beautiful Hogwarts castle, Harry watches the snow and thinks of Ginny.]
Quite correct! There is only some little mistakes:
"Nel bel castello di Hogwarts, Harry guarda la neve e pensa a Ginny."


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Old February 28th, 2006, 9:05 pm
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"Nel bel" Why is that? If you can explain.

Also, is "col" a proper conjugation of "con il"? Or is it slang?


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Old March 1st, 2006, 3:30 pm
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Bel
"Bel" is the form of the word "bello" that we use before words that start with consonants; instead, we use "bello" before words that start with vowel (but we don't write, for example, "bello albergo", but "bell'albergo" -beautiful hotel-) or with special consonants like "z" ("Bello zaino"= beautiful bag) or "s + another consonant" ("Bello stivale"= b. boot)!

Col
The correct form is "con il", but we often use "col" too!


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Old March 1st, 2006, 10:36 pm
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Grazimile on clearing that up with "col!"

But, also, my Italian textbook says "Nella Bella Capella" ("In the Beautiful Chapel") and not "Nella Bel Capella," even though "capella" starts with a consonant. Is this some form of dialiect? I'm learning pure Roman Italian as far as I know, and you're from Rome....


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Old March 2nd, 2006, 4:44 pm
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Grazimile on clearing that up with "col!"

But, also, my Italian textbook says "Nella Bella Capella" ("In the Beautiful Chapel") and not "Nella Bel Capella," even though "capella" starts with a consonant. Is this some form of dialiect? I'm learning pure Roman Italian as far as I know, and you're from Rome....
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I think 'bella' the femm. form
Yea, "bella" is the femm. form!


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Old March 2nd, 2006, 5:58 pm
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Il mio superiore a Spoleto ama bene il 'Harry Potter'. Ciascuno sa i nomi differenti per i professori, in Italiano? - mi ricordo che 'Dumbledore' e 'McGonagall' hanno altri nomi in Italia, ma non ricordo come si chiamano.
Dumbledore = Silente
McGonagall = McGranitt
Snape = Piton
Lupin = Lupin
Quirrel = Raptor
Lockheart = Allock
Sprout = Sprite
Pomfrey = Chips



hope that helps


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Il mio superiore a Spoleto ama bene il 'Harry Potter'. Ciascuno sa i nomi differenti per i professori, in Italiano? - mi ricordo che 'Dumbledore' e 'McGonagall' hanno altri nomi in Italia, ma non ricordo come si chiamano.
Dumbledore = Silente
McGonagall = McGranitt
Snape = Piton
Lupin = Lupin
Quirrel = Raptor
Lockheart = Allock
Sprout = Sprite
Pomfrey = Chips



hope that helps


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