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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday: The Italian Edition (#5)

The Wondrous Words Wednesday meme is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion's Weblog. For today, I would like to share the three words I found in one of the very first Italian books I bought for my self-study: Le avventure di Nicola: La gatta persa (Adventures with Nicholas: The Missing Cat).

This is a cute book!
 Here you go...

"Si, quella è principessa. Grazie."
"Prego. Mettiamo i disegni per tutta la città."
Ed è quello che fanno.
In English: "Yes, that's Princess! Thank you!"
"You're welcome. Let's put these pictures all around the town."
And that's what they do.

"Andiamo in biblioteca, papà. Molta gente va in biblioteca."
In English: "Let's go to the library, Dad. Lots of people go to the library."

"Andiamo in albergo. Molte gente va in albergo." 
In English: "Let's go to the hotel. Lots of people go to the hotel."

In Summary:
  1. pregoyou're welcome
  2. bibliotecalibrary
  3. albergo – hotel

How do you like these words? Please share yours too!


So, did Nicholas find his cat, Principessa, in the end?
Si deve leggere
il libro per sapere!

The book comes with an audio CD and listening to it was a joy. It has some cute sound effects and is designed for parents to engage in the la bella lingua (beautiful language) with their kids. Besides the story, there are also entertaining and memorable songs that help kids learn the sound of the language more easily. I totally dig it!


  1. I could figure out biblioteca - it's similar to the Spanish word for library - but prego really stumped me since there's a spaghetti sauce with that name in the US.

  2. Spanish and Italian do have many similarities. A lot of folks told me the same thing about Prego. The spaghetti sauce is sold here too. :D

  3. Yes, I also recognized the name prego.

    1. Yay! I think most people would. It's such a delicious word...

  4. We have the Nicholas books, too! :)
    Love that you're doing an Italian version of Wondrous Words.

    1. This is so good! This means we both know what happens in the end for Nicholas. There's also a happy addition! :)


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