« Selva Skirt Backstory Part III | Main | Progress on Wyvern »

Comments

Ingrid

Does it give you any consolation that just a week ago, after living in Italy for 2,5 years and speaking fluent Italian, I told my father-in-law: "Mi piace il pane che fanno qui, perche' non ha i preservativi dentro"
He still gets a few laughs with me. And I usually realize my mistake a nanosecond later... ah well..

Ina

I have loved your posts, not only for your lovely patterns, but as a link to Italy. I am an Italophile who visits Italy once or twice a year (Le Grazie near Portovenere is my base), as my best friend is married to an Italian.

I love that you translate many of your posts into Italian as well. I have studied Italian for the last few years; but, alas, fluency eludes me, although I keep trying.

For those elecontronially inclined Garzanti is on-line: www.garzanti.it and there are full verb conjugators at wwww.verbix.com. Both sites offer desktop versions (Verbix; a download and Garzanti sells a CD version of its products (I think for Windows only).

Grazie mille. Continui il Suo buon lavoro.

Ina

connie

When I'm reading Italian novels, I have wordreference.com/it open in front of me. I'm too lazy to actually thumb through a dictionary. As far as embarrassing mistakes...I once referred to breakfast (colazione) as cazzone. My father in law got a kick out of that one...whoops!

Vicki

Don't despair you will get there. I lived in Italy for four years and when I left they couldn't tell I wasn't Italian. Not the case any longer. I used to walk around with my dictionary and a notepad and pencil so I could draw pictures. The biggest thing for me was I had a friend who corrected my mistakes. It was such a help. I also asked heaps of questions when I didn't know why they used a certain form of a verb. You'll get there.

Cristiana

E io? quante volte avrò confuso chicken-kitchen checkup-ketchup?
How funny!! I love this kind of mistakes!
Bravissima!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

IMG_7523 crop
Featured Pattern

Categories

Become a Fan