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Scusa! Vuoi parlare Engliano con me? Grazie.

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Alameda Fri 23-Nov-12 18:31:15

Prego etc smile now that song is stuck in my head again . . .

Cosa facciamo stasera?

Oh wow Alameda send your dd3 here to cook dinner!

E wow al love interest che vuole venire a trovarti in Inghilterra! That is quite sweet, though.

Ds sta meglio, oggi é andato a scuola. Io invece ho un brutto raffreddore.

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 13:00:44

Povera you sad deve rilassare oggi, glad lui sta meglio though

stamattina ho riso (passato prossimo questa settimana) at mia figlia #3 quando ha domandato (hope this is right, but am supposed to be doing the essere ones) se posso I cook tonight - that was obviously the first and last time then, oh well, she is only 13!

Ho detto love interest this is a very bad time of year to visit England!

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 13:02:15

Oh I know an essere one, sono andata in palestra

(on my way but it will be' true)

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 13:22:25

except sono le treidici venticinque and I appear to have not andare parte yet

Annunziata Tue 27-Nov-12 14:47:29

Ciao ragazze!

Oh no Franca, spero che presto stia meglio, hot lemonade e mi rimedio.

Wow, Alameda, ch'eccitanti about l'amore!

Err, passato prossimo... <pensa>.... Sta mattina, aiu statu a Missa?

Alora, I have just googled passato prossimo and my brain hurts. Duvi ascutari a Senora McCluskey in O Level.

Si, you are both doing very well with your passato prossimo! <<proud>>

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 15:07:18

Ciao! Grazie! Abbiamo a great teacher qui! You need some of that lovely Sicilian il miele Franca.

Sono andata in palestra for real dove sono imba ? (argh) imbattuto ? 5k, o cinque chilometri se preferisca. Brava me. grin e sono quindici e cinque, still time for more passato prossimo before scuola kicks out. What do you think are main essere ones?

sono andata
sono stata
sono venuta
sono nata

I need some sicilian sun sad

Annunziata Tue 27-Nov-12 15:32:11

5k! Bravissima!!!

Anch'io franca. Agosto e luntana di l'inverno. Meh.

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 15:44:32

Grazie smile will write them all out a million times until some of them stick!

ritorno end gennaio finché mid febbraio hopefully lots of sun glinting off the snow on etna! non vedo l'ora

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 15:52:35

you can all come too but obviously try not to cramp my style

grin grin!!!

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 16:05:48


Annunziata Tue 27-Nov-12 16:08:31


Aahh my DC are back. Andiamo, arrividella!

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 16:50:28

ahh facilissime se you know what it has to agree with? Ma you don't do this with the avere/transitive verbs?

sono nato/a
sei nato/a
lui, lei, Leiè nato/a
siamo nati/e
siete nati/e
loro sono nati/e

it is sinking in!

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 17:03:03

is it true passato prossimo not really used in the south though?

you have it with avere, of course

ho fatto
ho detto
ho comprato
ho visto (all transitivi)

Yes, traditionally in Southern areas people use passato remoto more than the pp

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 17:13:21

grazie smile but the transitivi don't have to agree with the gender of the thing, or do they?
eg ho preparato, hai preparato, ha preparato

don't know if what I'm asking makes sense confused

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 17:15:29

I love Italian. smile my favourite thing is its aversion to dissonance I think, with a few exceptions, once you know the gender of the thing everything else will end and sound sort of the same?

ah scusa, non avevo capito!

si, lui ha mangiato, lei ha mangiato

Alameda Tue 27-Nov-12 18:36:44

ah, grazie, ho capito (penso!)

stasera ho mangiato tramezzini (no culinary awards here), e tu, cosa hai mangiato?

Io e i bambini abbiamo mangiato bistecca di roastbeef (buonissima, i think it's rib eye steak?), spinaci e finocchi crudi.

Annunziata Tue 27-Nov-12 19:39:50

This is bringing back awful memories of Mrs McCluskey saying 'and now Annunziata will give us an example of the passato remoto.'

I just sat there like shock Didn't have a clue.

I got belted for that sad Old witch.

Manciavamu pollo alla spagnola.

Annunziata Tue 27-Nov-12 19:41:19

Mmmm, sounds lovely Franca!

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