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Similar to our episode on Natale in December, our Valentine’s Day episode in February, and our episode on Carnevale in March, we’re doing another episode on Springtime in Tuscany!
If you want to see the transcripts for our guest speakers Federica and Lorenza, go to the bottom of this post where you’ll find links to Melissa’s site with the transcripts.
— Sono felice come una Pasqua – I am as happy as an egg.
— Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi. – Christmas with your parents, Easter with whoever you want.
— La pasquetta (or il lunedì dell’angelo) – Easter Monday
— le uova di Pasqua – Easter eggs
— la torta di Pasqua – Easter pie
— la torta di verdura – vegetarian pie
— le uova di cioccolato – chocolate eggs
— gli ucelli che fanno i nidi e che cinguettano – the birds making nests & chirping
— i primi caldi raggi di sole che si riempiono di speranza che la primavera è arrivata! – the first rays of sun that fill one with hope that spring is arriving
— i fiori che spuntano – the flowers that start springing up
— la lepre – hare
CPF: “La lepre” is considered a Roman symbol of rebirth, of nature that is reawakening because “la lepre” changes its fur color in the spring.
— in campagna – in the countryside
— l’ora legale – Daylight Savings Time
— Per risparmiare energia – to save energy
— l’agnello – lamb
— fare una gita fuori porta – take a trip outside of the city
— tempra grassa – paints in which the egg yolk was modified by the addition of oil to make the paint more transparent.
— i sbandieratori – flag throwers
— la colombina – dove
— il fuso d’orario – time zone difference
— la nostra pronuncia – Our pronunciation
— buttare via le inibizioni – Throw away your inhibitions
— migliorarsi – to better oneself
— perfezionarsi – perfect oneself, improve oneself