My Italian word of the day: si

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La Parola del Giorno

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.

Verga: Storia di una capinera (book cover)

Verga: Storia di una capinera (book cover)

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The next new word in the text is ‘si’.

My dictionary gives this as:

si (pron) = himself, herself, itself

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Here is an example:

 Si guardava allo specchio. = He was watching himself in the mirror.

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The story so far

Original text:

Storia di una capinera

Avevo visto una povera capinera chiusa in gabbia: era timide, triste, malaticcia ci guardava con occhio spaventato; si

My translation:

Story of a blackcap

I had seen a poor blackcap locked in a cage: it was timid, sad, sickly it watched us with terrified eye; itself (this will become clearer with the next word)

an alternative:

I have seen a poor blackcap locked in a cage: timid, sad and sickly it watched us with a terrified eye; itself

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Vocabulary:

The vocabulary has been moved to its own page.

Please click here:

>>> * VOCABOLARIO * <<<

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Navigation:

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