Saturday, February 24, 2018

Czech Polka Fest

Day 168 of My Italian Learning Journal*

Right around noontime my wife and I headed for a popular restaurant. We had just left our home when we saw that a Czech organization was having a polka fest. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, there are 187,729 Czech-Americans living in Texas, the largest number of any state. We are not Czech, but we decided to pull into the Sokol Hall parking lot and have lunch at the festival. The lunch consisted of Czech sausage, green beans, and sauerkraut. The music was provided by a Czech polka band. Many who attended were dressed in Czech and polka costumes. We do not dance polka style, but we did have a good time. (Now for a short practice script in Italian -- grammar corrections are welcome, after all, I'm learning the language.)

Ascolta Questo:
  • A mezzogiorno, mia moglie ed io stavamo andando a fare un po' di shopping.
    At noon time my wife and I were on the way to do some shopping.
  • Abbiamo visto un festival della polka ceca nelle vicinanze.
    We saw a Czech polka fest nearby.
  • Oltre alla musica polka, venivano venduti piatti da pranzo cechi.
    In addition to the polka music, Czech lunch plates were being sold.
  • Io e mia moglie non ballavamo alla musica polka, ma abbiamo fatto un buon pranzo e ci siamo goduti la musica.
    My wife and I did not dance to the polka music, but we did have a good lunch and enjoyed the music.
  • Anche se non siamo cechi, ci siamo divertiti.
    Even though we are not Czech, we did have a good time.
[ Grazie a sailorcya ]
Alla prossima!

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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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