Monthly Archives: July 2012

L’ultimo giorno

This morning I went to my last Italian class. Here’s a photo of those of us who came to it. We had so much fun. We formed into two teams (due squadre) to play Taboo (Tabu) in italiano. I moved … Continue reading

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Che Cosa hai fatto di bello?

This is one of my favorite Italian questions. It means: What beautiful thing did you do? They love to use the word Bella often. Well, I made 28 out of 30 on my final exam, which is a solid A. … Continue reading

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Il Matrimonio Italiano

A last, lazy Sunday in Perugia. Went to Mass at San Lorenzo cathedral, and even though they didn’t hand out any bulletins with prayers and the readings, I understood more than ever. It was the Gospel about the loaves and … Continue reading

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Passignano sul Trasimeno

Today I went on a side trip to Passignano sul Trasimeno or Lake Trasimeno. It’s only about twenty-seven minutes by train. Lago Trasimeno is a beautiful Tuscan lake, but it’s not very deep– only 20 feet at the deepest, and … Continue reading

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La mia cena festa

Tonight was so much fun. I had a dinner party for my new neighbors and Greek classmates. In the photo: Savas, me, Mikhaelis, Jordan, Stephanie, and Sallar. Afterwards walked around and had gelato.

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Soprattutto

I have a new favorite Italian word: soprattutto. It means “overall.” I took my final exam this morning. I studied hard and think I did really well. I’m much better at listening, writing, and reading than I am at speaking. … Continue reading

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Non vivo lavorare ma lavoro vivere.

“I don’t live to work but work to live.” This is what Emmanuele, one of Charlotte’s Italian admirers, told us when she asked how he could stay out until 3 am (le ore piccole) and then go to work the … Continue reading

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