giovedì 12 luglio 2018


I watched a film in Italian last night, I've watched quite a few lately.

Action movies are the easiest to understand because there's less dialogue and a lot of action. Last night I watched Unknown.

senza identità


I listen to Radio 24 a lot in my car. Radio is hard to understand, but you do pick up tell tale words like Trump, Europa and calcio (soccer).
I try to talk as much Italian as I can as I go through my daily life.
I say spingere as I push a door open, andiamo when I'm heading off somewhere with someone, mi ne frega if I really don't care about something and grazie mille as a sign of thanks. I also say pronto when I answer the telephone.

Learning a language is a big job and you have to make it part of your daily life. It is easier to speak another language when you are relaxed (try speaking another language after two glasses of Chardonnay), this is why children seem to do so well with languages - they don't care about mistakes and when they don't know a word they just make one up.

Okay, I know you probably didn't watch the entire trailer for Unknown but watch it now and see how much you can understand.

I'm off to do some practice.

7 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Well what do you know?
I didn't know that Liam Neeson was Italian for a start.
I'll have to look for a version of this film that has English sub-titles.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Don't be thilly.

Robert ha detto...

Sounds gay.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Nothing much happening in Nuova Lazio I see.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Robert has buggered off again, maybe to check out Heaven? TSB is in Scotch Land and you are in Aussie. The other 57 Curmudgeons are very quiet. I guess I might as well read a book. How does reading go again?

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Ozzy Land is pretty cool. Lots of Greek and Italian eateries.

I bought a pair of shoes. Blue ones ( not suede).

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Have a great time.u