My Italian word of the day: nell’

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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 ‘nell’‘.

My dictionary gives this as:

nell’ (prep. & art. m. s.) = in the, into the

It is made up of two words:

in (prep.) = in, into

l’ (art. m. s.) = the

 

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Here is an example:

nell’occhio del ciclone = in the eye of the storm

 

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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 o nell’

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 or in the

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 or in the

 

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Vocabulary:

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