I have set myself the challenge of translating ‘Storia di una Capinera’ by Giovanni Verga into English at the rate of a word a day.
The next new word in the text is ‘timida’.
My dictionary gives this as:
timida (agg) = timid, demure, bashful, fake, weak, hesitant
timida is the feminine form of the adjective timido
Here is an example:
una persona timida evita il contatto oculare con l’interlocutore = a timid person avoids eye contact with the speaker
The story so far
Storia di una capinera
Avevo visto una povera capinera chiusa in gabbia: era timide
Story of a blackcap
I had seen a poor blackcap locked in a cage: it was timid
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