Day 148 of My Italian Learning Journal*
At a birthday party last night the conversation rolled around to cars. The first car I owned was a 1964 Ford Mustang. It had a 289 V-8 engine, 4-stick shifter on the floor, and painted dark-ivy metallic green. It was absolutely beautiful and powerful. I drove that pony over 20 years until another driver plowed into me at a traffic light. It broke my heart. If it were not for that collision I would still be driving that muscle car. (Now for a short practice script in Italian . . . grammar corrections are welcome.)
- La mia prima macchina era una Mustang 1964.
My first automobile was a 1964 Mustang.
- Aveva un motore V8 289.
It had a 289 V8 engine.
- Il colore era un verde edera scuro metallizzato.
The color was a metallic dark ivy green.
- Ho guidato la mia Mustang 1964 per più di 20 anni.
I drove my 1964 Mustang for more than 20 years.
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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.
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