Day 107 of My Italian Learning Journal*
Each day brings so many things to be grateful for and this Christmas day was a reminder of the countless gifts with which we are blessed, and family is foremost. To my surprise, and I guess I should not have been, one of the gifts I received today is a side-by-side English & Italian book -- a copy of "Great Italian Short Stories of the Twentieth Century" translated by Jacob Blakesley. This collection of Italian short stories is far beyond my Italian reading skills, but I'll use it for brief reading moments to "stretch" my skills.
I noticed that the Italian ordinal numbers for the centuries are a bit different from Enlgish. Part of the book's title is ". . . Twentieth Century." This corresponds to "Novecento" in Italian. Yes, I have much to learn.
- Uno dei miei regali di Natale è una collezione di racconti brevi italiani.
One of my Christmas gifts is a collection of Italian short stories.
- Le storie sono stampate fianco a fianco, in inglese e in italiano.
The stories are printed side-by-side, English and Italian.
- Il livello della scrittura è ben oltre le mie abilità in questo momento.
The level of the writing is far beyond my skills at this time.
- Leggerò e analizzò brevi paragrafi per migliorare il mio livello di lettura.
I will read and analyze brief paragraphs to stretch my reading level.
[ 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.