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Old March 14th, 2006, 6:58 pm
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Io parlo italiano. Sono inglese ma abito in Milano. Milano non e molto bene secondo me. Tu hai visitato Milano??


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Old March 14th, 2006, 7:03 pm
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Io parlo italiano. Sono inglese ma abito in Milano. Milano non e molto bene secondo me. Tu hai visitato Milano??
When I went to Milan, I didn't visit it very well, but what I visited was beautiful! For example I liked very much the "Duomo".


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Old March 14th, 2006, 7:14 pm
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Oh cool Idril87. Bits of it are nice the Duomo is beautiful but parts of are really ugly. Where I live for example.


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Old March 14th, 2006, 7:21 pm
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Oh cool Idril87. Bits of it are nice the Duomo is beautiful but parts of are really ugly. Where I live for example.
Well...Rome too has ugly part...and Rome is really a wonderful city...but, as I said, I didn't visit Milan well so I cannot judge!


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Old March 14th, 2006, 7:55 pm
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Re: So you want to speak Italian

I think every city has ugly parts.
Milan is probably the more Europian of our cities, so part of it has really that Industrial kind-of look.

But it makes me love even more the contrast between those parts and the beautiful old streets and monuments.


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Old March 14th, 2006, 10:18 pm
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What you should ask is "is there any regular "passato prossimo" ?
Wouldn't the plural of passato prossimo be "passati prossimi?"


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So a rule could be: when the verbe end with "-are", the passato prossimo end with "-ato", when the verbe end with "-ire" the passato prossimo end with "-ito"...but there are exceptions....for example:
You really helped explain this to me. Thanks a lot!

Also, the word I've bolded is spelt wrong. It should be 'verb,' plural 'verbs.' I believe 'il verbo' is 'verb' in Italian, and 'i verbi' are 'verbs' in Italian.


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Old March 15th, 2006, 1:23 pm
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Wouldn't the plural of passato prossimo be "passati prossimi?"
Yes, it is...what I wanted to say is that there aren't many regular "passati prossimi": there are more irregular passati prossimi

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Also, the word I've bolded is spelt wrong. It should be 'verb,' plural 'verbs.' I believe 'il verbo' is 'verb' in Italian, and 'i verbi' are 'verbs' in Italian.
Thanks!! I don't know why I was sure that the word is "verbe"... what stupid mistake ^^" !!!


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Old March 15th, 2006, 8:04 pm
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You've given me so much help so far, it would have been for me to not correct you (as egotistical as that sounds!).


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Old March 16th, 2006, 4:15 pm
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Tomorrow I'll go to Praha with my school...so for some days I cannot answer to your questions! I'll answer when I'll return!
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Old March 16th, 2006, 8:05 pm
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 8:24 am
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Re: So you want to speak Italian

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Oh cool Idril87. Bits of it are nice the Duomo is beautiful but parts of are really ugly. Where I live for example.
Milan may not be as beautiful as Rome (and I agree Rome has its ugly parts as well) but it certainly has better shops than Rome. BTW I'm an English peep living in Italy too. Hi



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Old April 4th, 2006, 8:05 pm
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Quali sono i capoluoghi d'italia? Io so il capoluogo della Toscana è Firenze, e penso il capoluogo del Lazio è Roma, ma quali sono gli altri? (I think that makes sense.)


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Old April 10th, 2006, 8:09 pm
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Quali sono i capoluoghi d'italia? Io so il capoluogo della Toscana è Firenze, e penso il capoluogo del Lazio è Roma, ma quali sono gli altri? (I think that makes sense.)
Valle d'Aosta=Aosta
Piemonte=Torino
Liguria=Genova
Lombardia=Milano
Trentino Alto Adige=Trento
Friuli Venezia Giulia=Trieste
Veneto=Venezia
Emilia Romagna=Bologna
Marche=Ancona
Toscana=Firenze
Abruzzo=L'Aquila
Umbria=Perugia
Lazio=Roma
Molise=Campobasso
Campania=Napoli
Puglia=Bari
Basilicata=Potenza
Calabria=Catanzaro
Sicilia=Palermo
Sardegna=Cagliari


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Old April 10th, 2006, 8:47 pm
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Re: So you want to speak Italian

Thanks!

Can anyone tell me random things about everyday Italian life?


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Old April 11th, 2006, 7:05 pm
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Thanks!

Can anyone tell me random things about everyday Italian life?
We have a quite common life...students go to school six days a week, we usually enjoy ourselves every saturday evening...we have a quick breakfast (usually milk and coffee, biscuits or some cakes), a quick lunch and a complete dinner...

What do you want to know about our life? If you ask something, I'll try to answer !


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Old April 11th, 2006, 8:51 pm
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I would love to speak Italian, it is the most beautiful language.


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Old April 11th, 2006, 9:00 pm
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Six days a week!? But that means you get out earlier, like around one pm, right? Also, how does the siesta work? Is it true that it may be banished? And who won the elections? I don't know much about the Italian government, but I think I'm rooting for Berlusconi. How's the Italian government?

Now I'll try translating ...

Sei giorni una settimana!? Ma poi si deve finire più presto, all'una, no? Anche come lavora la siesta? E` vero che la potrebbe concludersi? E chi vince le elezioni? Io non lo so molto del governo italiano, ma penso io tifo per Berlusconi. Com'e` il governo italiano?


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Old April 13th, 2006, 1:46 am
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Also, if it's allowed, can you list some Italian curses and phrases that shouldn't be said?


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Old April 13th, 2006, 8:49 am
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Six days a week!? But that means you get out earlier, like around one pm, right?
Yes, we get out around one-two p.m. ...in some schools, students get out around four-five p.m., but they don't go to school on Saturday...
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Also, how does the siesta work? Is it true that it may be banished?
I think you confused Italy and Mexico...we haven't the siesta ^^!!
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And who won the elections? I don't know much about the Italian government, but I think I'm rooting for Berlusconi. How's the Italian government?
Italian government is not the best neither the worst of the world...there are many problems here...but I think that we haven't a too horrible life ^^!!
It seems that Prodi won the elections...but now there is a strange situation and we are not so sure...
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Now I'll try translating ...

Sei giorni una settimana!? Ma poi si deve finire più presto, all'una, no? Anche come lavora la siesta? E` vero che la potrebbe concludersi? E chi vince le elezioni? Io non lo so molto del governo italiano, ma penso io tifo per Berlusconi. Com'e` il governo italiano?
Very good traslation! Just some imperfections:

"Anche come lavora la siesta"= in this case, the best traslation of "to work" is "funzionare" so: "Come funziona la siesta?"

"E` vero che la potrebbe concludersi"= "E' vero che potrebbe essere tolta"=> "to banish"= bandire, togliere

"Io non lo so molto del governo italiano"= without "lo"=> "Io non so molto del governo italiano"


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