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 ‘verde‘.
My dictionary gives this as:
verde (sm) = greenery, green
Here is an example:
una casa immersa nel verde = a house surrounded by greenery
c’è molto verde in questa città = this city is very green
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 angolo della sua gabbia, e allorché udiva il canto allegro degli altri uccelletti che cinguettavano sul verde
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 green
I have seen a poor blackcap locked in a cage. Timid, sad and sickly; cowering in a corner of her cage; she watched us with one terrified eye. On hearing the cheerful song of the other small birds that sang on the green
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