Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Seagull and the Whale

My Italian Learning Journal*
Year 2 - Day 170
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Ascolta Questo:
  1. Mi piace molto il sito di The Italian Experiment.
  2. Ascoltare storie per bambini in italiano è molto divertente.
  3. La storia sulla quale mi sto concentrando in questo momento è 'Il Gabbiano e la Balena'.
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  1. I really like The Italian Experiment website.
  2. Listening to children's stories in Italian is very entertaining.
  3. The story I'm focusing on at this time is "Il Gabbiano E La Balena."
              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, February 27, 2019

              Hawaiian Nights

              My Italian Learning Journal*
              Year 2 - Day 169
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              Ascolta Questo:
              1. Siamo stati invitati a una cena questo sabato.
              2. Il tema è Hawaiian Nights.
              3. Dovrebbe essere divertente.
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              1. We have been invited to a dinner this Saturday.
              2. The theme is Hawaiian Nights.
              3. It should be fun.
                              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, February 26, 2019

                              Make Your Bed

                              My Italian Learning Journal*
                              Year 2 - Day 168
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                              Ascolta Questo:
                              1. Ti ucciderebbe per fare il tuo letto? 
                              2. Pulisci la tua stanza prima di colazione. 
                              3. Grazie per l'aiuto.
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                              1. Would it kill you to make your bed?
                              2. Clean your room before breakfast.
                              3. Thanks for helping.
                                              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, February 25, 2019

                                              Wireless Connection

                                              My Italian Learning Journal*
                                              Year 2 - Day 167
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                                              Ascolta Questo:

                                              1. Ho avuto problemi con la mia macchina per il taglio di vinile.
                                              2. La connessione wireless stava cadendo.
                                              3. Fortunatamente ho avuto un cavo USB.

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                                              1. I had problems with my vinyl cutting machine.
                                              2. The wireless connection was dropping.
                                              3. Luckily I had a USB cable.
                                                              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, February 24, 2019

                                                              T-shirt Design

                                                              My Italian Learning Journal*
                                                              Year 2 - Day 166
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                                                              Ascolta Questo:

                                                              1. La mia nipotina ha bisogno di disegnare una maglietta.
                                                              2. Ha trovato rapidamente un sito Web da utilizzare.
                                                              3. Il suo disegno è abbastanza buono.

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                                                              1. My granddaughter needs to design a t-shirt.
                                                              2. She quickly found a website to use.
                                                              3. Her design is quite good.
                                                                              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, February 23, 2019

                                                                              The Sky Is Falling

                                                                              My Italian Learning Journal*
                                                                              Year 2 - Day 165
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                                                                              Ascolta Questo:
                                                                                1. Mi piace il sito web di The Italian Experiment.
                                                                                2. Oggi ho ascoltato la storia "Il Polletto Carletto".
                                                                                3. Poi ho letto la storia in italiano.
                                                                                  
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                                                                                1. I like The Italian Experiment website.
                                                                                2. Today I listened to the story "Chicken Little."
                                                                                3. Then I read the story in Italian.
                                                                                                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, February 22, 2019

                                                                                                Right of Way

                                                                                                My Italian Learning Journal*
                                                                                                Year 2 - Day 164
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                                                                                                Ascolta Questo:

                                                                                                1. Mentre stavo tornando a casa un'ambulanza stava venendo nella mia direzione.
                                                                                                2. Ho spostato la mia auto sul ciglio della strada.
                                                                                                3. L'ambulanza dovrebbe avere il diritto di precedenza.
                                                                                                1. As I was coming home an ambulance was coming in my direction.
                                                                                                2. I moved my car to the side of the road.
                                                                                                3. The ambulance should have the right of way.
                                                                                                            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, February 21, 2019

                                                                                                            What to Do

                                                                                                            My Italian Learning Journal*
                                                                                                            Year 2 - Day 163
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                                                                                                            Ascolta Questo:
                                                                                                            1. Che cosa vuoi fare?
                                                                                                            2. Vuoi giocare a calcio?
                                                                                                            3. Vuoi visitare gli amici?
                                                                                                            1. What do you want to do?
                                                                                                            2. Do you want to play football?
                                                                                                            3. Do you want to visit friends?
                                                                                                                  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, February 20, 2019

                                                                                                                  Figs

                                                                                                                  My Italian Learning Journal*
                                                                                                                  Year 2 - Day 162
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                                                                                                                  Ascolta Questo:
                                                                                                                  1. La mia parola italiana del giorno è 'fico'.
                                                                                                                  2. Mi piacciono i fichi secchi.
                                                                                                                  3. La marmellata di fichi è deliziosa.
                                                                                                                  1. My Italian word of the day is "fico."
                                                                                                                  2. I like dried figs.
                                                                                                                  3. Fig jam is delicious.
                                                                                                                        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, February 19, 2019

                                                                                                                        Decisions

                                                                                                                        My Italian Learning Journal*
                                                                                                                        Year 2 - Day 161
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                                                                                                                        Ascolta Questo:
                                                                                                                        1. È una situazione complessa.
                                                                                                                        2. Abbiamo bisogno di più informazioni
                                                                                                                        3. Prendiamo una buona decisione.
                                                                                                                        1. It's a complex situation.
                                                                                                                        2. We need more information.
                                                                                                                        3. Let's make a good decision.
                                                                                                                              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, February 18, 2019

                                                                                                                              Student Transfer

                                                                                                                              My Italian Learning Journal*
                                                                                                                              Year 2 - Day 160
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                                                                                                                              Ascolta Questo:

                                                                                                                              1. Oggi ho ricevuto una email da un ex studente. 
                                                                                                                              2. Secondo il messaggio sta facendo bene. 
                                                                                                                              3. Lei sta trasferendo ad una diversa università.

                                                                                                                              1. Today I received an email from a former student.
                                                                                                                              2. According to the message she is doing well.
                                                                                                                              3. She is transferring to a different university.
                                                                                                                                    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, February 17, 2019

                                                                                                                                    New TV Cable Service

                                                                                                                                    My Italian Learning Journal*
                                                                                                                                    Year 2 - Day 159
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                                                                                                                                    Ascolta Questo:
                                                                                                                                    1. Dopo aver cambiato le compagnie TV via cavo ho dovuto reimpostare le password.
                                                                                                                                    2. Nuove password sono state necessarie anche per i nostri telefoni e tablet.
                                                                                                                                    3. Anche per telecamere di sicurezza.
                                                                                                                                    1. After changing cable TV companies I had to reset passwords.
                                                                                                                                    2. New passwords were also needed for our phones and tablets.
                                                                                                                                    3. Also for security cameras.
                                                                                                                                          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, February 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                          Exercise Bike

                                                                                                                                          My Italian Learning Journal*
                                                                                                                                          Year 2 - Day 158
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                                                                                                                                          Ascolta Questo:
                                                                                                                                          1. Oggi pomeriggio ho montato una macchina per esercizi.
                                                                                                                                          2. Sono stato provato prima che usassi la macchina.
                                                                                                                                          1. This afternoon I assembled an exercise machine.
                                                                                                                                          2. I was tried before I used the machine.

                                                                                                                                          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, February 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                          New TV Cable Service

                                                                                                                                          My Italian Learning Journal*
                                                                                                                                          Year 2 - Day 157
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                                                                                                                                          Ascolta Questo:
                                                                                                                                          1. Ora abbiamo un nuovo servizio via cavo TV.
                                                                                                                                          1. We have new TV cable service now.

                                                                                                                                          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, February 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                          Valentine's Day

                                                                                                                                          My Italian Learning Journal*
                                                                                                                                          Year 2 - Day 156
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                                                                                                                                          Ascolta Questo:
                                                                                                                                          1. Il 14 febbraio è il giorno di San Valentino.
                                                                                                                                          2. Il giorno prende il nome da un martire cristiano del V secolo.
                                                                                                                                          3. Gli storici credono che la festa sia in realtà una propaggine di Lupercalia.
                                                                                                                                          1. February 14 is Valentine's Day.
                                                                                                                                          2. The day is named for a 5th-century Christian martyr.
                                                                                                                                          3. Historians believe the holiday is actually an offshoot of Lupercalia.

                                                                                                                                          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

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