My Italian word of the day: azzurro

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 ‘azzurro‘.

My dictionary gives this as:

azzurro (agg. m. s.) = blue

azzurro (sm. s.) = blue

In the text azzuro is being employed as a noun

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Here is an example:

Uno dei luoghi più belli d’Italia dove la vista si perde nell’azzurro del mare.

 =

One of the most beautiful places in Italy where the view loses itself in the blue of the sea.

 

 

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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’azzurro

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 blue

an alternative:

I have seen a poor blackcap locked in a cage: shy, 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 blue

 

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