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PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

L'avrste mi dtto: o, na skakksta?
L'avreste_mai_detto: io, una scacchista?
Would_you_ever_have_said_it: I, a chess_player?
Would you have ever imagined: me becoming a chess player?

Ebbne s, kn tnto di iskritsyne a un sto internatsyonle pr jki di skkki n lin.
Ebbene s, con tanto di iscrizione a un sito internazionale per giochi di scacchi on line.
Well yes, with so_much of subscription to a site international for games of chess on line.
Well yes, seeing as I have become a member of an online chess playing international website.

ra vi rakknto kme sa potto akkadre.
Ora vi racconto come sia_potuto accadere.
Now to_you I_tell how it_could happen.
Now I'll tell you how it all happened.

Kwlke settimna fa si riftto vvo un amko romno, il kwle mi spyegto k i tnti mzi di silntsyo rano dovti a na sa nuva passyne: lhi skkki.
Qualche settimana fa si rifatto vivo un amico romano, il_quale mi ha spiegato che i tanti mesi di silenzio erano dovuti a una sua nuova passione: gli scacchi.
Some week ago himself is made_again living a friend Roman, who to_me has explained that the many months of silence were due to a his new passion: the chess (pl.)
Some weeks ago an old Roman friend of mine got in touch who explained to me that his disappearance in the last few months was due to his new craze: chess playing.

Mi kysto s sapvo jokre, la ma rispsta stta "consco l msse, ma nn mi jokto".
Mi ha chiesto se sapevo giocare, la mia risposta stata "conosco le mosse, ma non_ho_mai giocato".
To_me he_has asked if I_knew (imp.) to_play, my answer is/has been "I_know the moves, but I_have_never played."
He asked me if I knew how to play chess, my reply was, "I know the rules but I've never played it before".

insistto tnto lla fne akkonsentto; mi sno iskrtta al sto abbymo initsyto a jokre.
Ha insistito tanto e alla fine ho acconsentito; mi_sono_iscritta al sito e abbiamo iniziato a giocare.
He_has insisted so_much and at_the end I_have consented: I_have_signed_up to_the website and we_have started to play.
He insisted so much that in the end I gave in; I signed on to this website and we began to play.

nke s si de k "la fortna di prinipynti" dlle tr partte k jokto nn n vnta na kme ra ljiko aspettrsi ma la kza bffa k kwalkno dllhi iskrtti mi invitta a skontrrmi kn li!
Anche se si_dice che "la fortuna dei principianti", delle tre partite che ho giocato non_ne_ho_vinta una come era logico aspettarsi ma la cosa buffa che qualcuno degli iscritti mi_ha_invitata a scontrarmi con lui!
Also if it_is_said that "the luck is of_the beginners", of the three games that I_have played I_haven't_won one - as it_was logical to_expect - but the thing funny is that someone of_the members has_invited_me to clash with him!
Even though it is said that there is such a thing as beginner's luck I didn't win any of the first three games - as it was largely to be expected - but the funny thing is that one of the site members challenged me to a game with him.

Naturalmnte rispsto aettndo, koz da kwlke jrno in tto na partta kntro Lrri da Aleksndrya za.
Naturalmente ho risposto accettando, cos da qualche giorno ho_in_atto una partita contro Larry da Alexandria USA.
Naturally I_have answered accepting, so since some day I_am_engaged_in a game against Larry from Alexandria US.
Of course I accepted, so I've been playing a game of chess with Larry from Alexandria, USA for some days!

Kiss mi k kwsta vlta nn slti fwri la ma jenyalit!
Chiss mai che questa volta non_salti_fuori la mia genialit!
Who_knows ever that this time doesn't_spring_forth the my genius!
Who knows if this time my real talent will shine!

 

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PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

L'avrste mi dtto: o, na skakksta?

L'avreste_mai_detto: io, una scacchista?

Would_you_ever_have_said_it: I, a chess_player?

Would you have ever imagined: me becoming a chess player?

Ebbne s, kn tnto di iskritsyne a un sto internatsyonle pr jki di skkki n lin.

Ebbene s, con tanto di iscrizione a un sito internazionale per giochi di scacchi on line.

Well yes, with so_much of subscription to a site international for games of chess on line.

Well yes, seeing as I have become a member of an online chess playing international website.

ra vi rakknto kme sa potto akkadre.

Ora vi racconto come sia_potuto accadere.

Now to_you I_tell how it_could happen.

Now I'll tell you how it all happened.

Kwlke settimna fa si riftto vvo un amko romno, il kwle mi spyegto k i tnti mzi di silntsyo rano dovti a na sa nuva passyne: lhi skkki.

Qualche settimana fa si rifatto vivo un amico romano, il_quale mi ha spiegato che i tanti mesi di silenzio erano dovuti a una sua nuova passione: gli scacchi.

Some week ago himself is made_again living a friend Roman, who to_me has explained that the many months of silence were due to a his new passion: the chess (pl.)

Some weeks ago an old Roman friend of mine got in touch who explained to me that his disappearance in the last few months was due to his new craze: chess playing.

Mi kysto s sapvo jokre, la ma rispsta stta "consco l msse, ma nn mi jokto".

Mi ha chiesto se sapevo giocare, la mia risposta stata "conosco le mosse, ma non_ho_mai giocato".

To_me he_has asked if I_knew (imp.) to_play, my answer is/has been "I_know the moves, but I_have_never played."

He asked me if I knew how to play chess, my reply was, "I know the rules but I've never played it before".

insistto tnto lla fne akkonsentto; mi sno iskrtta al sto abbymo initsyto a jokre.

Ha insistito tanto e alla fine ho acconsentito; mi_sono_iscritta al sito e abbiamo iniziato a giocare.

He_has insisted so_much and at_the end I_have consented: I_have_signed_up to_the website and we_have started to play.

He insisted so much that in the end I gave in; I signed on to this website and we began to play.

nke s si de k "la fortna di prinipynti" dlle tr partte k jokto nn n vnta na kme ra ljiko aspettrsi ma la kza bffa k kwalkno dllhi iskrtti mi invitta a skontrrmi kn li!

Anche se si_dice che "la fortuna dei principianti", delle tre partite che ho giocato non_ne_ho_vinta una come era logico aspettarsi ma la cosa buffa che qualcuno degli iscritti mi_ha_invitata a scontrarmi con lui!

Also if it_is_said that "the luck is of_the beginners", of the three games that I_have played I_haven't_won one - as it_was logical to_expect - but the thing funny is that someone of_the members has_invited_me to clash with him!

Even though it is said that there is such a thing as beginner's luck I didn't win any of the first three games - as it was largely to be expected - but the funny thing is that one of the site members challenged me to a game with him.

Naturalmnte rispsto aettndo, koz da kwlke jrno in tto na partta kntro Lrri da Aleksndrya za.

Naturalmente ho risposto accettando, cos da qualche giorno ho_in_atto una partita contro Larry da Alexandria USA.

Naturally I_have answered accepting, so since some day I_am_engaged_in a game against Larry from Alexandria US.

Of course I accepted, so I've been playing a game of chess with Larry from Alexandria, USA for some days!

Kiss mi k kwsta vlta nn slti fwri la ma jenyalit!

Chiss mai che questa volta non_salti_fuori la mia genialit!

Who_knows ever that this time doesn't_spring_forth the my genius!

Who knows if this time my real talent will shine!


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