My Italian word of the day: sul

La Parola del Giorno

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 ‘sul’.

My dictionary gives this as:

sul (prep & art) = on the

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Sul is made up of two words:

su (prep) = on

il (art m) = the

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When the definite article ‘il’ is preceded by the preposition ‘su’ the article and preposition is usually combined in one word sul.

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Here is an example:

Il gatto è sul tavolo. = The cat is on the table.

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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 rifuggiava in un angolo della sua gabbia, e allorché udiva il canto allegro degli altri uccelletti che cinguettavano sul

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; taking shelter in a corner of its cage, and when it heard the joyful song of the other small birds that were singing on the

an alternative:

I have seen a poor blackcap locked in a cage. Timid, sad and sickly, it watched us with one terrified eye; it cowered in a corner of its cage, and on hearing the cheerful song of the other small birds that sang on the

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Vocabulary:

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