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 ‘ci’.
My dictionary gives this as:
ci (ogg diretto) = us
ci is a personal pronoun direct object
We will study personal pronouns and objects in detail.
Here is an example:
Il governo non ci aiuta = The government does not help us
The story so far
Storia di una capinera
Avevo visto una povera capinera chiusa in gabbia: era timide, triste, malaticcia ci
Story of a blackcap
I had seen a poor blackcap locked in a cage: it was timid, sad, sickly us (this will become clearer when we translate the next word)
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