Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It's Back to Work Tomorrow

Day 115 of My Italian Learning Journal*

It has been quite restful during my winter vacation. I was able to catch up with some reading, saw an excellent film, performed a few house chores, and enjoyed being with family. Come tomorrow, however, it's back to work. The major task at hand will be to get the second semester going at the high school where I work. It's usually hectic for a few days. I suppose the tough part will be dealing with the freezing weather that is rather unusual for South Texas. Fortunately, my drive to work is quite short.

Ascolta Questo:
  • Sono stato in vacanza per due settimane.
    I have been on vacation for two weeks.
  • Domani torno al lavoro.
    Tomorrow I return to work.
  • Il tempo è gelido ora e anche domani sarà freddissimo.The weather is freezing now and even tomorrow it will be very cold.
  • Il freddo pungente è insolito per la nostra parte del paese.
    The bitter cold is unusual for our part of the country.
[ Grazile 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 Ted.

    molto bene:)

    only an accommodation in the translation of this sentence:
    - Il tempo è gelido* ora e anche domani sarà freddissimo. (The weather is freezing* now and even tomorrow it will be very cold).
    * "Tempo" is masculine and therefore "gelido"
    If you write "oggi la giornata è gelida" (today the day is freezing) - "giornata" is feminine then "gelida".

    Alla prossima :)

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    1. Thanks, Mik, thanks for the comments. Is there an Italian word for "pun"? For example I could say: Gli esempi di "gelido" sono "cool." . . . Your examples of "freezing" are "cool."~Ted


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