|Hang Son Doong Cave|
"Cave of the Mountain River"
Day 216 of My Italian Learning Journal*
In my youth a visited what I thought was a large cave at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico. Yesterday I read about the Hang Son Doong Cave in Vietnam -- the world's largest cave. It is believed to be between 2 and 5 million years old. Going to youtube.com, I found numerous videos about this amazing cave that is an underground world that even contains it's own forest. and river. It is more than 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) long. Below my practice script I have embedded a video of the Han Son Doong Cave. (Corrections needed in my practice Italian script below are welcome.)
- La grotta più grande del mondo è la caverna Hang Son Doong in Vietnam.
The world's largest cave is in Vietnam -- Hang Son Doong Cave.
- Il nome della caverna significa "Caverna del fiume della montagna."
The name of the cave means "cave of the mountain river."
- La caverna Hang Son Doong è profonda 3,1 miglia (5 km).
Hang Son Doong Cave is 3.1 miles (5 km) long.
- Si pensa che la caverna abbia dai 2 ai 5 milioni di anni.
The cave is believed to be between 2 and 5 million years old.