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 ‘un’.
My dictionary gives this as:
un (art m) = a, an
un is used before masculine nouns beginning with a consonant or a vowel:
un libro = a book
un albergo = a hotel
Here is an example:
Era un gatto grande. = It was a big cat.
The story so far
Storia di una capinera
Avevo visto una povera capinera chiusa in gabbia: era timide, triste, malaticcia ci guardava con occhio spaventato; si rifuggiava in un
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; taking shelter in a
I have seen a poor blackcap locked in a cage: timid, sad and sickly it watched us with a terrified eye; taking shelter (cowering) in a
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