My Italian word of the day: triste

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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  ‘triste’.

My dictionary gives this as:

triste (agg f & g) = sad, glum, melancholy, dismal, depressing, sombre, painful, rueful, wretched

triste is both the feminine an the masculine form of the adjective


Here is an example:

Una donna triste ha la bellezza di un bocciolo = A sad woman has the beauty of a flower bud


The story so far

Original Text:

Storia di una  capinera

Avevo visto una povera capinera chiusa in gabbia: era timide, triste,

My translation:

Story of a blackcap

I had seen a poor blackcap locked in a cage: it was timid, sad,



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