Italy Translated

Well, the real reason today’s language lesson is tech talk is only because I heard this word on the radio this morning:

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Language Lunedi’ – Telling Time

This seems like an easy lesson right?  And it is, but keep in mind that Italians typically express time using the 24 hour clock (military time) as opposed to a 12 hour clock.

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There has been a lot of weather talk going on in my family lately.  There is my sister in NYC, us here, another sis in Dubai and yet another sis deep in the heart of Texas 🙂

Oddly enough they got snow in Texas a week ago…or…ok…maybe some frost…but still….classes were canceled at all the schools for this “snow day.”  Meanwhile my sis in NYC is a human popsicle.  Yesterday, it was like spring here even though we live about 2 seconds from the Alps and  my sis in the desert got some rain a week or two ago.

So let’s talk about the weather in Italian.  Below are some standard weather phrases:

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Ok, so in the past weeks, we have had some fun with False Friends and the fact that I was able to tie George Clooney into a language post.

This week’s lesson is a bit more serious….we are going to work with the verb “to be”  essere in Italian.  We will look at the simple present of this verb.

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