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Text: Crystal Jones   Voiceover: Maria Paola Guerrato [ppp]
Painting by Amedeo Modigliani from    http://www.artdreamguide.com/_arti/modigliani/_opus/610.htm

Amedeo Modigliani, "Portrait de Jeanne Hbuterne (Ritratto di Jeanne Hbuterne)", 1919, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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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ALTO ADIGE
ALTO ADIGE   


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PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

lto dije
Alto Adige
Alto Adige
Alto Adige

Adsso k l'inkwilno dl Sinnhr Di Fransko andto va dall'appartamnto dl trtso pyno, verr a vvere kw sa fllha.
GELSOMINA: Adesso che l'inquilino del Signor Di Francesco andato via dall'appartamento del terzo piano, verr a vivere qui sua figlia.
Now that l'tenant of Mr. Of Francesco is gone way by'flat of third floor, will to live here its daughter.
Now that Mr. Di Francescos tenant has vacated the flat on the third floor, his daughter is coming to live here.

Davvro? Da sla?
ANGELO: Davvero? Da sola?
Really? From single?
Really? On her own?

N, n. Sta pr spozrsi mi sa k prsto sar kw kn il futro marto pr okkuprsi dll'imbyankatra di lokli.
GELSOMINA: No, no. Sta per sposarsi e mi sa che presto sar qui con il futuro marito per occuparsi dell'imbiancatura dei locali.
No, no. Is for marry and i sa that early will here with the future husband for deal s'whitening of local.
No, no. Shes getting married and I think she will be here soon with her future husband to make arrangements for the painting of the flat.

Kme si kyma la fllha?
ANGELO: Come si chiama la figlia?
As is call the daughter?
Whats the daughters name?

Aurra, il fidantsto Yohnnes Mssner.
GELSOMINA: Aurora, e il fidanzato Johannes Mussner.
Aurora, and the boyfriend Johannes Mussner.
Aurora, and her fianc is called Johannes Mussner.

A, tedsko?
ANGELO: Ah, tedesco?
Ah, is german?
Oh, so hes German?

N, a kwnto pre lto_atezno. trovto lavro in na grssa dtta tedska kw a Milno.
GELSOMINA: No, a quanto pare altoatesino. Ha trovato lavoro in una grossa ditta tedesca qui a Milano.
No, to how much seems is tyrolean. Has found work in a big company german here to Milan.
GELSOMINA: No, he is from Alto Adige, apparently. He has found a job in a big German firm here in Milan.

Alkni jrni dpo
Alcuni giorni dopo
Some days after
Some days later

Sinnhra Jelsomna, bwn_jrno. Sno Aurra Di Fransko. Krdo k mo pap L bbya ja lashto la kyve dll'appartamnto!
AURORA: Signora Gelsomina, buongiorno. Sono Aurora Di Francesco. Credo che mio pap Le abbia gi lasciato la chiave dell'appartamento!
Lady Gelsomina, hello. Are Aurora Of Francesco. I that my dad The has already left the key s'flat!
Hello Gelsomina. Im Aurora Di Francesco. I believe my father left the key to his flat with you!

S, s, kkola kw.
GELSOMINA: S, s, eccola qui.
Yes, yes, here it here.
Yes, here you are.

Il mo fidantsto mi rajjunjer fra pko. Dobbymo vedre l'appartamnto pr dedere i lavri da fre pr moderniddzrlo un p'.
AURORA: Il mio fidanzato mi raggiunger fra poco. Dobbiamo vedere l'appartamento per decidere i lavori da fare per modernizzarlo un po'.
The my boyfriend i reach between few. We see l'flat for decide i work from do for modernize a po'.
My fianc will arrive soon. We must have a look round the flat to see what things need doing to modernise it a little.

ntra un jvane altssimo
Entra un giovane altissimo
Log a young high
A young and very tall man arrives

Aurra! Mi skzo pr l'ra ma il trno ra in frte ritrdo.
JOHANNES MUSSNER: Aurora! Mi scuso per l'ora ma il treno era in forte ritardo.
Aurora! I apologize for l'hours but the train was in strong delay.
Aurora! Sorry I couldnt arrive earlier but my train was late.

Yohnnes, kwsta la kustde, la sinnhra Jelsomna. Ti rikrdi k ti avvo parlto di li?
AURORA: Johannes, questa la custode, la signora Gelsomina. Ti ricordi che ti avevo parlato di lei?
Johannes, this is the guardian, the lady Gelsomina. Ti memories that ti i spoken of she?
Johannes, this is Gelsomina, the concierge. Do you remember I told you about her?
 

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lto dije

Alto Adige

Alto Adige

Alto Adige

Adsso k l'inkwilno dl Sinnhr Di Fransko andto va dall'appartamnto dl trtso pyno, verr a vvere kw sa fllha.

GELSOMINA: Adesso che l'inquilino del Signor Di Francesco andato via dall'appartamento del terzo piano, verr a vivere qui sua figlia.

Now that l'tenant of Mr. Of Francesco is gone way by'flat of third floor, will to live here its daughter.

Now that Mr. Di Francescos tenant has vacated the flat on the third floor, his daughter is coming to live here.

Davvro? Da sla?

ANGELO: Davvero? Da sola?

Really? From single?

Really? On her own?

N, n. Sta pr spozrsi mi sa k prsto sar kw kn il futro marto pr okkuprsi dll'imbyankatra di lokli.

GELSOMINA: No, no. Sta per sposarsi e mi sa che presto sar qui con il futuro marito per occuparsi dell'imbiancatura dei locali.

No, no. Is for marry and i sa that early will here with the future husband for deal s'whitening of local.

No, no. Shes getting married and I think she will be here soon with her future husband to make arrangements for the painting of the flat.

Kme si kyma la fllha?

ANGELO: Come si chiama la figlia?

As is call the daughter?

Whats the daughters name?

Aurra, il fidantsto Yohnnes Mssner.

GELSOMINA: Aurora, e il fidanzato Johannes Mussner.

Aurora, and the boyfriend Johannes Mussner.

Aurora, and her fianc is called Johannes Mussner.

A, tedsko?

ANGELO: Ah, tedesco?

Ah, is german?

Oh, so hes German?

N, a kwnto pre lto_atezno. trovto lavro in na grssa dtta tedska kw a Milno.

GELSOMINA: No, a quanto pare altoatesino. Ha trovato lavoro in una grossa ditta tedesca qui a Milano.

No, to how much seems is tyrolean. Has found work in a big company german here to Milan.

GELSOMINA: No, he is from Alto Adige, apparently. He has found a job in a big German firm here in Milan.

Alkni jrni dpo

Alcuni giorni dopo

Some days after

Some days later

Sinnhra Jelsomna, bwn_jrno. Sno Aurra Di Fransko. Krdo k mo pap L bbya ja lashto la kyve dll'appartamnto!

AURORA: Signora Gelsomina, buongiorno. Sono Aurora Di Francesco. Credo che mio pap Le abbia gi lasciato la chiave dell'appartamento!

Lady Gelsomina, hello. Are Aurora Of Francesco. I that my dad The has already left the key s'flat!

Hello Gelsomina. Im Aurora Di Francesco. I believe my father left the key to his flat with you!

S, s, kkola kw.

GELSOMINA: S, s, eccola qui.

Yes, yes, here it here.

Yes, here you are.

Il mo fidantsto mi rajjunjer fra pko. Dobbymo vedre l'appartamnto pr dedere i lavri da fre pr moderniddzrlo un p'.

AURORA: Il mio fidanzato mi raggiunger fra poco. Dobbiamo vedere l'appartamento per decidere i lavori da fare per modernizzarlo un po'.

The my boyfriend i reach between few. We see l'flat for decide i work from do for modernize a po'.

My fianc will arrive soon. We must have a look round the flat to see what things need doing to modernise it a little.

ntra un jvane altssimo

Entra un giovane altissimo

Log a young high

A young and very tall man arrives

Aurra! Mi skzo pr l'ra ma il trno ra in frte ritrdo.

JOHANNES MUSSNER: Aurora! Mi scuso per l'ora ma il treno era in forte ritardo.

Aurora! I apologize for l'hours but the train was in strong delay.

Aurora! Sorry I couldnt arrive earlier but my train was late.

Yohnnes, kwsta la kustde, la sinnhra Jelsomna. Ti rikrdi k ti avvo parlto di li?

AURORA: Johannes, questa la custode, la signora Gelsomina. Ti ricordi che ti avevo parlato di lei?

Johannes, this is the guardian, the lady Gelsomina. Ti memories that ti i spoken of she?

Johannes, this is Gelsomina, the concierge. Do you remember I told you about her?


AVAILABLE RESOURCES 

  1. Six O'Clock a.m. in the Caretaker's Lodge
  2. People Meeting
  3. The Postman
  4. Twenty-one in Anatomy!
  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
  18. Mediterranean Cuisine
  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
  35. Projects for the future
  36. Marco besieged
  37. Small Talk
  38. Three for Two
  39. Fruit and vegetables
  40. A film with Marta Bubrik
  41. The Mystery of the Two Sisters
  42. Gossiping
  43. Gelsomina is on Holiday

 


 

 

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