Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Pecan

Day 71 of My Italian Learning Journal*

This afternoon my wife and I were doing a little shopping and we bought a pecan pie along with other items. I make my blog practice Italian scripts as real as possible, and I thought about the pecan nut. I actually live near the Nueces River that evolves into our Port of Corpus Christi ship channel. Nueces is a Spanish word for pecans. The Port of Corpus Christi is the fourth-largest port in the United States in total tonnage.

Ascolta Questo:
  • Cosa sarebbe il Ringraziamento senza torta di pecan?
    What would Thanksgiving be without pecan pie?
  • Gli alberi di Pecan originari di questo luogo hanno alimentato gli americani per migliaia degli anni.
    The native pecan trees fed Americans for thousands of years.
  • Il nome Pecan deriva dalla parola indiana "pacane" nel linguaggio Algonquin e significa "noce che deve essere rotta con una pietra."
    The term pecan comes from the Algonquin Indian word "pacane", meaning a nut that needs to be cracked with a stone.
  • I semi del pecan sono commestibili.
    The seeds of the pecan are edible.
  • Mi piace rompere le noci di pecan e mangiare i semi.
    I enjoy cracking pecans and eating the seeds.
Grazie a mikael-sixsix ]

Alla prossima!

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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.


  1. Hello mr. Ted

    Some corrections on today's post.

    - Ringraziamento (Names of civil or religious holidays must be written with the uppercase letter: Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, etc)

    - Gli alberi di Pecan locali (or better, originari di questo luogo) hanno alimentato (or nutrito) gli americani per migliaia degli anni.

    - Il nome Pecan deriva dalla parola indiana "pacane" nel linguaggio Algonquin e significa "noce che deve essere rotta con una pietra". (In this way is more fluent in Italian)
    One question. I have read that the originals local tribes prefer to be called "Native Americans" and not Indians. It's true?

    - Mi piace rompere le noci di pecan (the nuts = le noci is a female plural name).

    I have never eaten these nuts, but they look very delicious.

    Yours sincerely.

  2. Mikael, each of your comments is a lesson in Italian. You are a pleasure to hear from. About the American Indians, there seems to be a preference to be referred to as "Native Americans." History is interesting . . . The Europeans who "discovered" the Americas thought they had found India . . . thus the word Indians, as you may already know. The Americas stretch from the North Pole to the South Pole. Piacere. ~Ted

    1. Yes, when Colombo came to the new continent he thought it was India, so indigenous tribes were called Indians.
      I've never been to America but I hope one day I can visit this country.

      Now in Italy is 11:00 p.m., so good night Mr. Ted.


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