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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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CHIACCHIERE IN LIBERT
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  PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

Kykkyere in libert
Chiacchiere in libert
Gossip in freedom
Gossiping

La sinnhra Montzyo la sinnhra Marlli ( l de sorlle Bynki ) stnno tirndo la psta-psta in portinera.
La signora Montasio e la signora Marelli (le due sorelle Bianchi) stanno ritirando la posta in portineria.
The lady Montasio and the lady Marelli ( the two sisters White ) are the mail in concierge.
Mrs. Montasio and Mrs. Marelli (the two Bianchi sisters) are collecting their post outside the caretakers lodge.

Kwlle de, vdo k prndono la psta-psta sntsa nenke gwardrsi in fa!
SIGNORA CHIESA: Quelle due, vedo che prendono la posta senza neanche guardarsi in faccia!
Those two, i that take the mail without even in face!
Look at those two! They are collecting their post without even looking at each other!

Pr m nno kwlke skletro nll ' armdyo!
SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Per me hanno qualche scheletro nell'armadio!
For me have some skeleton in ' wardrobe!
According to me theyve got something to hide!

Vwle dre ... kwalkza di pko pulto?
SIGNORA CHIESA: Vuole dire... qualcosa di poco pulito?
Wants say ... something of few ?
Do you mean something fishy?

Ma, potrbbe nke drsi. L sapva Li k il sinnhr Bynki avva komprto de appartamnti in kwsto palttso li regalti-reglati lle de fllhe kwndo si sno spozte?
SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Mah, potrebbe anche darsi. Lo sapeva Lei che il signor Bianchi aveva comprato due appartamenti in questo palazzo e li ha regalati alle due figlie quando si sono sposate?
Mah, could also maybe. The She that the mr. White had bought two apartments in this palace and li has to two when is are ?
It might well be. Did you know that Mr. Bianchi had bought two flats here and gave them to his daughters when they got married?

S, rto. Ma mi kydo kme mi nn si prlino py da allra.
SIGNORA CHIESA: S, certo. Ma mi chiedo come mai non si parlino pi da allora.
Yes, certain. But i ask as never not is more from then.
Yes, of course. But Im wondering why they havent spoken to each other since then.

La sinnhra Fyumillo abbssa la ve bizbllha
La signora Fiumicello abbassa la voce e bisbiglia
The lady Fiumicello the voice and whispers
Mrs. Fiumicello lowers her voice and whispers

Sa kza pnso o? Pnso k na dlle de sorlle ra innamorta dl fidantsto dll ' ltra! kko perk!
SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Sa cosa penso io? Penso che una delle due sorelle era innamorata del fidanzato dell'altra! Ecco perch!
Sa what i i? I that a of two sisters was of boyfriend s ' other! Here because!
Do you know what I think? I think that one of the two sisters was in love with the other sisters fianc! Thats why!

Arrva il sinnhr. Rostmi
Arriva il sig. Rostami
Arrives the . Rostami
Mr. Rostami arrives

Bwn_jrno. Blla jornta, vro?
ZILAN ROSTAMI: Buongiorno. Bella giornata, vero?
Hello. Beautiful day, true?
Good morning. Beautiful day, isnt it?

Bwn_jrno sinnhr Rostmi! S, bellssima!
SIGNORA CHIESA e SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Buongiorno signor Rostami! S, bellissima!
Hello mr. Rostami! Yes, beautiful!
Good morning, Mr. Rostami! Yes, it is!

Purtrppo adsso dvo andre in uffo. Arrivedri.
ZILAN ROSTAMI: Purtroppo adesso devo andare in ufficio. Arrivederci.
Unfortunately now i go in office. Goodbye.
Now I have to go to the office. Goodbye for now!

Il sinnhr Rostmi si allontna
Il signor Rostami si allontana
The mr. Rostami is
Mr. Rostami walks away

K strno indivdwo! Nn italyno, si snte!
SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Che strano individuo! Non italiano, si sente!
That strange individual! Not is italian, is feel!
What a strange person he is! Hes not Italian, you can tell from his accent!

un personjjo un p ' ambgwo sekndo m! Nn nenke spozto! sentto dre k spannhlo.
SIGNORA CHIESA: un personaggio un po ambiguo secondo me! Non neanche sposato! Ho sentito dire che spagnolo.
He is a character a little by my opinion! Not is even married! I heard say that is spanish.
He doesnt seem very straightforward to me! Hes not even married! I heard hes Spanish.

Ma n, kza de, mi nno dtto-dtto(dettare) k portogze!
SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Ma no, cosa dice, mi hanno detto che portoghese!
But no, what says, i have said that is !
No, not at all, Ive been told hes Portuguese!

Al pomerjjo
Al pomeriggio
To the afternoon
In the afternoon

Sinnhra Jelsomna, st aspettndo dlle tto mddzo di kwsta mattna l ' idruliko pr na prdita in bnnho nn ankra arrivto.
AURORA: Signora Gelsomina, sto aspettando dalle otto e mezzo di questa mattina l'idraulico per una perdita in bagno e non ancora arrivato.
Lady Gelsomina, i by eight and half of this morning l ' plumber for a loss in bathroom and not is yet come.
Gelsomina, Ive been expecting the plumber since half past eight this morning to mend a leak in the bathroom, but he hasnt arrived yet.

Ma nn l ' avevte appna ftto rifre, il bnnho?
GELSOMINA: Ma non lavevate appena fatto rifare, il bagno?
But not l ' just made redo, the bathroom?
Hadnt you just had the bathroom rebuilt?

S, nn m l dka! Il problma per k adsso un appuntamnto kn la ma jinekloga. Nn k kwndo arrva l ' idruliko potrbbe akkompannhrlo Li rimanre l fink nn finto il so lavro?
AURORA: S, non me lo dica! Il problema per che adesso ho un appuntamento con la mia ginecologa. Non che quando arriva lidraulico potrebbe accompagnarlo Lei e rimanere l finch non ha finito il suo lavoro?
Yes, not me the say! The issue but is that now i a appointment with the my . Not is that when arrives l ' plumber could She and remain there until not has finished the his work?
Yes, I know! The problem is that now Ive got an appointment with my gynaecologist. I suppose you couldnt possibly take the plumber up to my flat when he arrives, and stay there until hes finished?

Mi spye, nn psso prpryo, Aurra, ma frse Kyra ...
GELSOMINA: Mi spiace, non posso proprio, Aurora, ma forse Chiara...
I sorry, not i own, Aurora, but maybe Chiara ...
Im sorry, but I really cant, Aurora. Ill ask Chiara

Jelsomna kyma Kyra a ve lta
Gelsomina chiama Chiara a voce alta
Gelsomina call Chiara to voice high
Gelsomina calls Chiara

Sno kw, mmma.
CHIARA: Sono qui, mamma.
Are here, mom.
Im here, mum.

Kyra, ti spyaerbbe akkompannhre l ' idruliko a kza dll ' Aurra al sekndo pyno stre l kn li fink nn finto i lavri?
GELSOMINA: Chiara, ti spiacerebbe accompagnare l'idraulico a casa dell'Aurora al secondo piano e stare l con lui finch non ha finito i lavori?
Chiara, ti accompany l ' plumber to home s ' Aurora to second floor and stay there with him until not has finished i work?
Chiara, could you accompany the plumber up to Auroras flat on the second floor and stay there until hes finished?

Ehh ... s, oki!
CHIARA: Ehh... s, okay!
Ehh ... yes, okay!
Eryes, all right!

Grtsye davvro, sinnhra Jelsomna d nke a t, Kyra! kkole la kyve dll ' appartamnto.
AURORA: Grazie davvero, signora Gelsomina ed anche a te, Chiara! EccoLe la chiave dellappartamento.
Thanks really, lady Gelsomina and also to te, Chiara! Eccole the key s ' flat.
Thanks a lot Gelsomina and you too, Chiara! Heres my key.
 

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PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

Kykkyere in libert

Chiacchiere in libert

Gossip in freedom

Gossiping

La sinnhra Montzyo la sinnhra Marlli ( l de sorlle Bynki ) stnno tirndo la psta-psta in portinera.

La signora Montasio e la signora Marelli (le due sorelle Bianchi) stanno ritirando la posta in portineria.

The lady Montasio and the lady Marelli ( the two sisters White ) are the mail in concierge.

Mrs. Montasio and Mrs. Marelli (the two Bianchi sisters) are collecting their post outside the caretakers lodge.

Kwlle de, vdo k prndono la psta-psta sntsa nenke gwardrsi in fa!

SIGNORA CHIESA: Quelle due, vedo che prendono la posta senza neanche guardarsi in faccia!

Those two, i that take the mail without even in face!

Look at those two! They are collecting their post without even looking at each other!

Pr m nno kwlke skletro nll ' armdyo!

SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Per me hanno qualche scheletro nell'armadio!

For me have some skeleton in ' wardrobe!

According to me theyve got something to hide!

Vwle dre ... kwalkza di pko pulto?

SIGNORA CHIESA: Vuole dire... qualcosa di poco pulito?

Wants say ... something of few ?

Do you mean something fishy?

Ma, potrbbe nke drsi. L sapva Li k il sinnhr Bynki avva komprto de appartamnti in kwsto palttso li regalti-reglati lle de fllhe kwndo si sno spozte?

SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Mah, potrebbe anche darsi. Lo sapeva Lei che il signor Bianchi aveva comprato due appartamenti in questo palazzo e li ha regalati alle due figlie quando si sono sposate?

Mah, could also maybe. The She that the mr. White had bought two apartments in this palace and li has to two when is are ?

It might well be. Did you know that Mr. Bianchi had bought two flats here and gave them to his daughters when they got married?

S, rto. Ma mi kydo kme mi nn si prlino py da allra.

SIGNORA CHIESA: S, certo. Ma mi chiedo come mai non si parlino pi da allora.

Yes, certain. But i ask as never not is more from then.

Yes, of course. But Im wondering why they havent spoken to each other since then.

La sinnhra Fyumillo abbssa la ve bizbllha

La signora Fiumicello abbassa la voce e bisbiglia

The lady Fiumicello the voice and whispers

Mrs. Fiumicello lowers her voice and whispers

Sa kza pnso o? Pnso k na dlle de sorlle ra innamorta dl fidantsto dll ' ltra! kko perk!

SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Sa cosa penso io? Penso che una delle due sorelle era innamorata del fidanzato dell'altra! Ecco perch!

Sa what i i? I that a of two sisters was of boyfriend s ' other! Here because!

Do you know what I think? I think that one of the two sisters was in love with the other sisters fianc! Thats why!

Arrva il sinnhr. Rostmi

Arriva il sig. Rostami

Arrives the . Rostami

Mr. Rostami arrives

Bwn_jrno. Blla jornta, vro?

ZILAN ROSTAMI: Buongiorno. Bella giornata, vero?

Hello. Beautiful day, true?

Good morning. Beautiful day, isnt it?

Bwn_jrno sinnhr Rostmi! S, bellssima!

SIGNORA CHIESA e SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Buongiorno signor Rostami! S, bellissima!

Hello mr. Rostami! Yes, beautiful!

Good morning, Mr. Rostami! Yes, it is!

Purtrppo adsso dvo andre in uffo. Arrivedri.

ZILAN ROSTAMI: Purtroppo adesso devo andare in ufficio. Arrivederci.

Unfortunately now i go in office. Goodbye.

Now I have to go to the office. Goodbye for now!

Il sinnhr Rostmi si allontna

Il signor Rostami si allontana

The mr. Rostami is

Mr. Rostami walks away

K strno indivdwo! Nn italyno, si snte!

SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Che strano individuo! Non italiano, si sente!

That strange individual! Not is italian, is feel!

What a strange person he is! Hes not Italian, you can tell from his accent!

un personjjo un p ' ambgwo sekndo m! Nn nenke spozto! sentto dre k spannhlo.

SIGNORA CHIESA: un personaggio un po ambiguo secondo me! Non neanche sposato! Ho sentito dire che spagnolo.

He is a character a little by my opinion! Not is even married! I heard say that is spanish.

He doesnt seem very straightforward to me! Hes not even married! I heard hes Spanish.

Ma n, kza de, mi nno dtto-dtto(dettare) k portogze!

SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Ma no, cosa dice, mi hanno detto che portoghese!

But no, what says, i have said that is !

No, not at all, Ive been told hes Portuguese!

Al pomerjjo

Al pomeriggio

To the afternoon

In the afternoon

Sinnhra Jelsomna, st aspettndo dlle tto mddzo di kwsta mattna l ' idruliko pr na prdita in bnnho nn ankra arrivto.

AURORA: Signora Gelsomina, sto aspettando dalle otto e mezzo di questa mattina l'idraulico per una perdita in bagno e non ancora arrivato.

Lady Gelsomina, i by eight and half of this morning l ' plumber for a loss in bathroom and not is yet come.

Gelsomina, Ive been expecting the plumber since half past eight this morning to mend a leak in the bathroom, but he hasnt arrived yet.

Ma nn l ' avevte appna ftto rifre, il bnnho?

GELSOMINA: Ma non lavevate appena fatto rifare, il bagno?

But not l ' just made redo, the bathroom?

Hadnt you just had the bathroom rebuilt?

S, nn m l dka! Il problma per k adsso un appuntamnto kn la ma jinekloga. Nn k kwndo arrva l ' idruliko potrbbe akkompannhrlo Li rimanre l fink nn finto il so lavro?

AURORA: S, non me lo dica! Il problema per che adesso ho un appuntamento con la mia ginecologa. Non che quando arriva lidraulico potrebbe accompagnarlo Lei e rimanere l finch non ha finito il suo lavoro?

Yes, not me the say! The issue but is that now i a appointment with the my . Not is that when arrives l ' plumber could She and remain there until not has finished the his work?

Yes, I know! The problem is that now Ive got an appointment with my gynaecologist. I suppose you couldnt possibly take the plumber up to my flat when he arrives, and stay there until hes finished?

Mi spye, nn psso prpryo, Aurra, ma frse Kyra ...

GELSOMINA: Mi spiace, non posso proprio, Aurora, ma forse Chiara...

I sorry, not i own, Aurora, but maybe Chiara ...

Im sorry, but I really cant, Aurora. Ill ask Chiara

Jelsomna kyma Kyra a ve lta

Gelsomina chiama Chiara a voce alta

Gelsomina call Chiara to voice high

Gelsomina calls Chiara

Sno kw, mmma.

CHIARA: Sono qui, mamma.

Are here, mom.

Im here, mum.

Kyra, ti spyaerbbe akkompannhre l ' idruliko a kza dll ' Aurra al sekndo pyno stre l kn li fink nn finto i lavri?

GELSOMINA: Chiara, ti spiacerebbe accompagnare l'idraulico a casa dell'Aurora al secondo piano e stare l con lui finch non ha finito i lavori?

Chiara, ti accompany l ' plumber to home s ' Aurora to second floor and stay there with him until not has finished i work?

Chiara, could you accompany the plumber up to Auroras flat on the second floor and stay there until hes finished?

Ehh ... s, oki!

CHIARA: Ehh... s, okay!

Ehh ... yes, okay!

Eryes, all right!

Grtsye davvro, sinnhra Jelsomna d nke a t, Kyra! kkole la kyve dll ' appartamnto.

AURORA: Grazie davvero, signora Gelsomina ed anche a te, Chiara! EccoLe la chiave dellappartamento.

Thanks really, lady Gelsomina and also to you, Chiara! Here are the key of the flat.

Thanks a lot Gelsomina and you too, Chiara! Heres my key.


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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