Thursday, January 31, 2019

New Glasses

My Italian Learning Journal*
Year 2 - Day 142
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Ascolta Questo:
  1. Ho due nipoti.
  2. Uno e in prima elementare.
  3. Ora indossa gli occhiali.
  1. I have two grandsons.
  2. One is in the first grade.
  3. He now wears glasses.
        Audio Clip
        Alla prossima!

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        *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

        Wednesday, January 30, 2019

        Messy Desk

        My Italian Learning Journal*
        Year 2 - Day 141
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        Ascolta Questo:
        1. La mia scrivania non è molto ordinata.
        2. Ogni tanto devo pulirla.
        3. Dovrei farlo più spesso.
        1. My desk is not very tidy.
        2. Now and then I have to clean it.
        3. I should do it more often.
              Audio Clip



              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Tuesday, January 29, 2019

              At the Museum

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 140
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. I miei due nipoti sono andati al museo.
              2. Si sono divertiti.
              3. La scuola può essere divertente.
              1. My two grandsons went to the museum.
              2. They had a good time.
              3. School can be fun.
              Audio Clip


              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Monday, January 28, 2019

              Freezing Weather

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 139
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. Il tempo oggi era più calorosi in Texas.
              2. Domani ci aspettiamo un clima molto freddo.
              3. Potrebbe essere congelamento.
              1. The weather today was the warmest in Texas.
              2. Tomorrow we expect very cold weather.
              3. It may be freezing.
              Audio Clip

              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Sunday, January 27, 2019

              Turn Signal Repair

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 138
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. Il segnale di svolta a sinistra sulla mia auto non funzionava.
              2. Un meccanico voleva farmi pagare $90.
              3. Ho fatto la riparazione da solo.
              1. The left turn signal on my car was not working.
              2. A mechanic wanted to charge me $90.
              3. I made the repair myself.

              Audio Clip

              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Saturday, January 26, 2019

              Gelato

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 137
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. Ho visitato l'Italia due volte.
              2. In ogni visita ho cercato una buona pizza e gelato.
              3. Il gelato italiano è diverso dal gelato americano.
              1. I have visited Italy twice.
              2. On each visit, I looked for good pizza and gelato.
              3. Italian gelato is different from American ice cream.

              Audio Clip

              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Friday, January 25, 2019

              The Fastest Runner

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 136
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. È il più veloce della squadra.
              2. La squadra si affida a lui.
              3. Potremmo avere una squadra di campionato quest'anno
              1. He is the fastest on the team.
              2. The team relies on him.
              3. We may have a championship team this year.
              Audio Clip

              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Thursday, January 24, 2019

              The Invitation

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 135
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. No grazie non sono interessato.
              2. Ho altre cose da fare.
              3. Grazie per l'invito.
              1. No, thank you, I'm not interested.
              2. I have other things to do.
              3. Thanks for the invitation.
              Audio Clip

              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Wednesday, January 23, 2019

              Another Trail

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 134
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. Non puoi passare da qui.
              2. È troppo stretto.
              3. Troviamo un altro sentiero.
              1. You can't pass from here.
              2. It's too narrow.
              3. Let's find another trail.
              Audio Clip


              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Tuesday, January 22, 2019

              A Slice of Meat

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 133
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. Ha tagliato una fetta sottile di carne.
              2. Voglio una fetta più spessa.
              3. Le proteine extra sono buone
              1. He cut a thin slice of meat.
              2. I want a thicker slice.
              3. Extra protein is good.
              Audio Clip
              Ha tagliato una fetta sottile di carne.


              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Monday, January 21, 2019

              Too Young to Drive

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 132
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. È troppo giovane per guidare un’auto.
              2. Tuttavia compirà 16 anni a febbraio.
              3. Non penso che abbia fretta di imparare a guidare una macchina.
              1. She is too young to drive a car.
              2. However, she will be 16 in February.
              3. I don't think she is in a hurry to learn to drive a car.
               *   *   *   *   *
              Audio Clip
              È troppo giovane per guidare un’auto.


              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Sunday, January 20, 2019

              Life-long Learner

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 131
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. Era così piccolo da bambino.
              2. Fin da piccolo era molto intelligente.
              3. Nel suo 70 sta imparando una nuova lingua.
              1. He was so small when he was a child.
              2. Even as a young boy he was very intelligent.
              3. In his 70's he is learning a new language.
              *   *   *   *   *   *   *
              Audio Clip
              Era così piccolo da bambino.

              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Saturday, January 19, 2019

              Some Walking

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 130
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. Durante le mie pause di lavoro, mi piace camminare.
              2. Ma ho bisogno di esercitare di più.
              3. A volte giro la mia bicicletta.
              1. During my work breaks, I like to walk.
              2. But I need to exercise more.
              3. Sometimes I ride my bicycle.
              *   *   *   *   *   *   *
              Audio Clip
              Durante le mie pause di lavoro, mi piace camminare.



              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Friday, January 18, 2019

              Where I Work

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 129
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. Lavoro in una scuola superiore cattolica di 300 studenti.
              2. Quest'anno 80 studenti riceveranno i loro diplomi.
              3. Celebreremo la loro laurea a maggio.
              1. I work at a Catholic high school of 300 students.
              2. This year 80 students will receive their diplomas.
              3. We will celebrate their graduation in May.
              *   *   *   *   *   *   *
              Audio Clip:
              Lavoro in una scuola superiore cattolica di 300 studenti.

              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Thursday, January 17, 2019

              Helpful Native Speakers

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 128
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              I like to use HiNative.com. The website is a community of language learners who are striving to learn a new language and where native speakers are helping others. Great website. Yesterday I received assistance with a few Italian sentences I posted for review and corrections. I got some good tips and I responded with my thanks, which was followed by a comment -- the first Italian sentence below. My post today builds on the useful expression.

              Ascolta Questo:
              1. È un piacere essere d'aiuto.
              2. Essere d'aiuto agli altri può illuminare la loro giornata.
              3. Potrebbe portare gioia ai tuoi giorni.
              1. It's a pleasure to be of help.
              2. Being of help to others can brighten their day.
              3. It may bring joy to your own day.
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              Audio Clip: È un piacere essere d'aiuto.
              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Wednesday, January 16, 2019

              My Job

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 127
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. Lavoro come consulente in una scuola superiore.
              2. Questo è il mio tredicesimo anno in questa scuola.
              3. Mi piace davvero il mio lavoro.
              1. I work as a counselor at a high school.
              2. This is my 13th year at this school.
              3. I truly enjoy my work.
              *   *   *   *   *   *   *
              Audio Clip: Lavoro come consulente in una scuola superiore.
              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Tuesday, January 15, 2019

              Introductions

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 126
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              As I mentioned in my previous post I feel it's time to spend more time practicing speaking Italian, as well as working on reading and listening. So, in addition to writing a few sentences in Italian, I'll be adding a brief audio clip on each post. The content of the audio clip may be more fundamental than the writing, but hopefully, my speaking skills will begin to catch up with my reading and writing skills.

              Ascolta Questo:
              1. Le prime impressioni sono importanti.
              2. Anche le buone introduzioni sono importanti.
              3. Impressioni forti saranno ricordate.
              1. First impressions are important.
              2. Good introductions are also important.
              3. Strong impressions will be remembered.
              *   *   *   *   *   *   *
              Audio Clip: Mi chiamo Teodoro Garcia. Sono americano nato a Corpus Christi in Texas.

              Alla prossima!

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              *Note: This is a personal journal of my daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

              Police Car Lights

              My Italian Learning Journal * Year 2 - Day 206 _____________________ ...