Scritto da speakitalianmagically.com il 23 febbraio 2011
C’era una volta…
C’era una volta tanto tempo fa in un regno magico un principe azzurro. E c’era anche una principessa. Il principe e la principessa avevano un sogno, quello di poter parlare una lingua nuova, una lingua melodiosa e musicale che aprisse il cuore delle persone che avrebbero incontrato. E sai, a volte se hai un sogno, lo desideri così tanto e credi fermamente che il tuo sogno si avveri, succedono cose speciali. Un giorno il nostro principe e la nostra principessa stavano facendo una bella passeggiata nel loro giardino incantato. Gli uccellini cinguettavano e c’erano tantissimi fiori di tutti i colori. Il loro profumo si spargeva nell’aria. Il principe e la principessa erano così felici e innamorati che tutto era meraviglioso. Qualcosa all’improvviso attirò la loro attenzione. Era una musica che veniva dal centro del giardino. La seguirono e si trovarono davanti una scatola colorata di azzurro. Dall’interno della scatola si sentiva una vocina parlare…Apritemi, apritemi, apritemi! Il principe e la principessa si guardarono e decisero di aprire quella scatola. Dentro c’era un libro magico.Infatti il libro parlava in Italiano e loro capivano tutto quello che gli diceva…
Once upon a time there was in a magic realm a blue prince. And there was a princess too. The prince and the princess had a dream, that of being able to speak a new language, a melodious and musical language that would open the heart of the people they would meet. And, you know, sometimes if you have a dream, you desire it so much and believe so firmly that your dream will come true, special things happen. A day our prince and our princess were taking a stroll in their enchanted garden. Birds were singing and there were so many flowers of all colours. Their smell was spreading in the air. The prince and the princess were so happy and in love (with each other) that everything was wonderful. Suddenly something attracted their attention. It was a music coming from the centre oft he garden. They followed it and found themselves in front of a blue coloured box. From inside the box you could hear a little voice speaking…Open me, open me, open me! The prince and the princess looked at each other and decided to open that box. Inside there was a magic book. In fact the book was speaking Italian and they understood everything it told them…
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I was always intrigued by parallel reading books, the problem was that the language in those books was really outdated. You can’t learn modern Italian from books written over 3 hundreds years ago. It’s just not the same Italian we speak today.
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