My Italian word of the day: prato

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 ‘prato‘.

My dictionary gives this as:

prato (sm) = meadow, field, lawn, pasture, grassland

 

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Here is an example:

Come preparare il terreno per un prato di fiori selvatici.

= How to prepare the ground for a meadow of wild flowers.

 

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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 verde del prato

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 green of the meadow

an alternative:

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 sound of the other small birds singing on the green of the meadow

 

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