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
Storia di una capinera
Avevo visto una povera capinera chiusa in gabbia: era timide, triste,
Story of a blackcap
I had seen a poor blackcap locked in a cage: it was timid, sad,
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