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Via Regina 26 is a contemporary soap opera. It's about the people living in flats in a late 19th century building in the centre of Milan. There are six floors and four flats on each of them. The chief character is Gelsomina, the caretaker, who looks after the building. She is helped by her husband Angelo, who can turn his hand to most things. They have two children, Renato, who studies medicine, and Chiara, who is 15. They have also a foster child of 9, Monica, who is very shy as yet. Let's see what happens to them in their everyday lives. The Italian used in Via Regina 26 is the sort of language you can't usually find in normal textbooks as it's real Italian conversation, with all the difficulties and charm of the spoken language. Every day log on to our website to read a new episode of this soap, you'll be surprised at the results: your knowledge of Italian will increase by leaps and bounds, and Italian won't feel like a foreign language anymore.
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11

LA PICCOLA MONICA
LITTLE MONICA   


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PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

La pkkola Mnika
La piccola Monica
The little Monica
Little Monica

Joved re ndii
Gioved ore 11:00
Thursday hours 11:00
Thursday at 11 o'clock

njelo, l'assistnte sole dtto k biznnha portre Mnika a Prma domnika pr frle vedre la sa mmma.
GELSOMINA: Angelo, l'assistente sociale ha detto che bisogna portare Monica a Parma domenica per farle vedere la sua mamma.
Angelo, the assistant social has said that must bring Monica to Parma sunday for to her to see the her mom.
Angelo, the social worker has just told me that we must take Monica to Parma on Sunday to see her mother.

h n! Di nwvo! Ma si kwnto rimne mle kwndo va a trovre la sa mmma. Pnsa k vollhmo liberri di li!
ANGELO: Oh no! Di nuovo! Ma sai quanto rimane male quando va a trovare la sua mamma. Pensa che vogliamo liberarci di lei!
Oh no! Of new! But know how much remains evil when go to find the her mom. Think that we rid of she!
Oh no! Again! But you know how she suffers when she sees her mother. She thinks that we want to get rid of her.

L s. Ma komnkwe jsto k vda la sa mmma nnhi tnto. nke il so fratellno py pkkolo!
GELSOMINA: Lo so. Ma comunque giusto che veda la sua mamma ogni tanto. E anche il suo fratellino pi piccolo!
It I know. But is however right that see the her mom each so. And also the her brother more small!
I know but it's only right that she sees her family now and again. And her little brother too.

La mmma di Mnika nn rishe prpryo a frela a badre i swi tr fllhi. Mi fa davvro mlta kompassyne.
ANGELO: La mamma di Monica non riesce proprio a farcela a badare ai suoi tre figli. Mi fa davvero molta compassione.
The mom of Monica not can own to succeed to regardless to its three children. I does really much compassion.
Monica's mother just can't manage to look after her three children. I really feel for her.

nke a m.
GELSOMINA: Anche a me.
Also to me.
I do too.

Mnika, tra l'ltro, nke un ltro fratllo in affdo - mi pre a Mntova!
ANGELO: Monica, tra l'altro, ha anche un altro fratello in affido - mi pare a Mantova!
Monica, between l'other, has also a other brother in commend - i seems to Mantua!
Monica has got another brother who is being fostered - I think in Mantua!

Domnika re diiasstte
Domenica ore 17:00
Sunday hours 17:00
Sunday five o'clock in the afternoon

Dottorssa Vasslli, skzi il distrbo.
GELSOMINA: Dottoressa Vassalli, scusi il disturbo.
Dr. Vassals, excuse the disorder.
Excuse me, Dr. Vassalli.

Mi dka.
DOTT.SSA VASSALLI: Mi dica.
I say.
Yes?

Volvo kyderle s sa fllha pw venre j da ni a stre un p kn Mnika, magri nke enre kn ni.
GELSOMINA: Volevo chiederLe se sua figlia pu venire gi da noi a stare un po' con Monica, e magari anche cenare con noi.
I ask if its daughter can come down from we to stay a po' with Monica, and perhaps also dine with we.
I wanted to ask you if your daughter could come down here and keep Monica company, and maybe stay for dinner.

Nessn problma.
DOTT.SSA VASSALLI: Nessun problema.
No issue.
No problem at all.

Sa... l'abbymo appna portta a vedre la sa mmma a Prma mi smbra un p j di morle. Potrbbero jokre assyme gwardre la tiv.
GELSOMINA: Sa... l'abbiamo appena portata a vedere la sua mamma a Parma e mi sembra un po' gi di morale. Potrebbero giocare assieme o guardare la tiv.
Sa... l'we just scope to see the its mom to Parma and i seems a po' down of moral. Could play together or watch the telly.
You know, we took her to see her mother in Parma today and she's not feeling too happy. The can play together or watch television.

Va bne!
DOTT.SSA VASSALLI: Va bene!
Go well!
That's quite all right.

L sno mlto grta!
GELSOMINA: Le sono molto grata!
The are very grateful!
Thanks a lot!

Rishe a rimandrmi su Snya pr l tto mddzo?
DOTT.SSA VASSALLI: Riesce a rimandarmi su Sonia per le 8 e mezzo?
Can to resend on Sonia for the 8 and half?
So you'll send Sonia up to me by half past eight?l

Ma rto, nn si prekkupi!
GELSOMINA: Ma certo, non si preoccupi!
But certain, not is worry!
Yes, of course. Don't worry!
 

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PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

La pkkola Mnika

La piccola Monica

The little Monica

Little Monica

Joved re ndii

Gioved ore 11:00

Thursday hours 11:00

Thursday at 11 o'clock

njelo, l'assistnte sole dtto k biznnha portre Mnika a Prma domnika pr frle vedre la sa mmma.

GELSOMINA: Angelo, l'assistente sociale ha detto che bisogna portare Monica a Parma domenica per farle vedere la sua mamma.

Angelo, the assistant social has said that must bring Monica to Parma sunday for to her to see the her mom.

Angelo, the social worker has just told me that we must take Monica to Parma on Sunday to see her mother.

h n! Di nwvo! Ma si kwnto rimne mle kwndo va a trovre la sa mmma. Pnsa k vollhmo liberri di li!

ANGELO: Oh no! Di nuovo! Ma sai quanto rimane male quando va a trovare la sua mamma. Pensa che vogliamo liberarci di lei!

Oh no! Of new! But know how much remains evil when go to find the her mom. Think that we rid of she!

Oh no! Again! But you know how she suffers when she sees her mother. She thinks that we want to get rid of her.

L s. Ma komnkwe jsto k vda la sa mmma nnhi tnto. nke il so fratellno py pkkolo!

GELSOMINA: Lo so. Ma comunque giusto che veda la sua mamma ogni tanto. E anche il suo fratellino pi piccolo!

It I know. But is however right that see the her mom each so. And also the her brother more small!

I know but it's only right that she sees her family now and again. And her little brother too.

La mmma di Mnika nn rishe prpryo a frela a badre i swi tr fllhi. Mi fa davvro mlta kompassyne.

ANGELO: La mamma di Monica non riesce proprio a farcela a badare ai suoi tre figli. Mi fa davvero molta compassione.

The mom of Monica not can own to succeed to regardless to its three children. I does really much compassion.

Monica's mother just can't manage to look after her three children. I really feel for her.

nke a m.

GELSOMINA: Anche a me.

Also to me.

I do too.

Mnika, tra l'ltro, nke un ltro fratllo in affdo - mi pre a Mntova!

ANGELO: Monica, tra l'altro, ha anche un altro fratello in affido - mi pare a Mantova!

Monica, between l'other, has also a other brother in commend - i seems to Mantua!

Monica has got another brother who is being fostered - I think in Mantua!

Domnika re diiasstte

Domenica ore 17:00

Sunday hours 17:00

Sunday five o'clock in the afternoon

Dottorssa Vasslli, skzi il distrbo.

GELSOMINA: Dottoressa Vassalli, scusi il disturbo.

Dr. Vassals, excuse the disorder.

Excuse me, Dr. Vassalli.

Mi dka.

DOTT.SSA VASSALLI: Mi dica.

I say.

Yes?

Volvo kyderle s sa fllha pw venre j da ni a stre un p kn Mnika, magri nke enre kn ni.

GELSOMINA: Volevo chiederLe se sua figlia pu venire gi da noi a stare un po' con Monica, e magari anche cenare con noi.

I ask if its daughter can come down from we to stay a po' with Monica, and perhaps also dine with we.

I wanted to ask you if your daughter could come down here and keep Monica company, and maybe stay for dinner.

Nessn problma.

DOTT.SSA VASSALLI: Nessun problema.

No issue.

No problem at all.

Sa... l'abbymo appna portta a vedre la sa mmma a Prma mi smbra un p j di morle. Potrbbero jokre assyme gwardre la tiv.

GELSOMINA: Sa... l'abbiamo appena portata a vedere la sua mamma a Parma e mi sembra un po' gi di morale. Potrebbero giocare assieme o guardare la tiv.

Sa... l'we just scope to see the its mom to Parma and i seems a po' down of moral. Could play together or watch the telly.

You know, we took her to see her mother in Parma today and she's not feeling too happy. The can play together or watch television.

Va bne!

DOTT.SSA VASSALLI: Va bene!

Go well!

That's quite all right.

L sno mlto grta!

GELSOMINA: Le sono molto grata!

The are very grateful!

Thanks a lot!

Rishe a rimandrmi su Snya pr l tto mddzo?

DOTT.SSA VASSALLI: Riesce a rimandarmi su Sonia per le 8 e mezzo?

Can to resend on Sonia for the 8 and half?

So you'll send Sonia up to me by half past eight?l

Ma rto, nn si prekkupi!

GELSOMINA: Ma certo, non si preoccupi!

But certain, not is worry!

Yes, of course. Don't worry!


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  5. Preparing Dinner
  6. The Kurdish Tenant
  7. Public Holiday
  8. Mr. Rostami's Move
  9. A Leak from the Roof
  10. In Search of a Doctor
  11. Little Monica
  12. Alto Adige
  13. Men At Work in the Flat
  14. Valuable Information
  15. The Missing Kitten
  16. Giacinto
  17. A Deal
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  19. The operation
  20. A Wedding in Puglia
  21. The Return from Puglia
  22. Wasps Everywhere!
  23. A Trip Around Milan
  24. Ligabue
  25. Fiordaliso
  26. The Missing Kitten
  27. A New Friend
  28. Summer Holiday Problems
  29. Another Registered Letter
  30. It's Typical!
  31. Blackout
  32. The Tempest
  33. Hunting for Customers
  34. The Prescription
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  37. Small Talk
  38. Three for Two
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  41. The Mystery of the Two Sisters
  42. Gossiping
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