My Italian word of the day: filtrava

I have set myself the challenge of translating the romanzo, ‘La forma dell’acqua‘ di Andrea Camilleri into English at the rate of a word a day.

 

La Parola del Giorno

La Parola del Giorno

 

The fifth word in the book is ‘filtrava‘. My dictionary gives this as:

filtrava (vi & vt) = was filtering, filtered

filtrava is the 3rd personal singular imperfect indicative (3° persona singolare dell’indicativo imperfetto) of the verb filtrare

and gives as example:

la luce filtrava dalla finestra = the light filtered in through the window

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The story so far

Original Text:

Lume d’alba non filtrava

Translation:

Dawn’s light was not filtering

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Vocabulary:

alba sf dawn, sunrise, daybreak
di , d’ prep of, from
filtrava vi & vt was filtering, filtered
filtrava is the 3rd personal singular imperfect indicative (3° persona singolare dell’indicativo imperfetto) of the verb filtrare
la luce filtrava dalla finestra = the light filtered in through the window
lume sm light, lamp
non avv not
io non ho = I have not
Franco non ha = Frank has not

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Abbreviations:

avv avverbo adverb
prep preposizione preposition
sf sostinavo feminile feminine noun
sm sostinavo maschile masculine noun
vi verbo intransitivo intransitive verb
vt verbo transitivo transitive verb

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