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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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IN GELSOMINA IN VACANZA
GELSOMINA IS ON HOLIDAY 
 


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Jelsomna in vakntsa
Gelsomina in vacanza
Gelsomina in holiday
Gelsomina is on holiday

Jelsomna njelo sno in vakntsa, sostitwti in portinera da Katerna Mikle, parnti di njelo
Gelsomina e Angelo sono in vacanza, sostituiti in portineria da Caterina e Michele, parenti di Angelo
Gelsomina and Angelo are in holiday, in concierge from Caterina and Michele, relatives of Angelo
Gelsomina and Angelo are on holiday but are substituted by Caterina and Michele, who are related to Angelo.

Si vde prpryo k Jelsomna s n andta in vakntsa. vsto l sprko all'ingrsso?
SIGNORA CHIESA: Si vede proprio che Gelsomina se ne andata in vacanza. Ha visto lo sporco all'ingresso?
Is sees own that Gelsomina if ne is outbound in holiday. Has seen the dirty all'input?
You can tell immediately that Gelsomina is on holiday. Have you noticed the dirt at the entrance?

S, s. nke vsto la konfuzyne k nno ftto kn la psta kwsta mattna!
SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: S, s. E ho anche visto la confusione che hanno fatto con la posta questa mattina!
Yes, yes. And I also seen the mess that have made with the mail this morning!
Yes I have. And I also saw the terrible mess they made with the post this morning!

I sostitti di Jelsomna sno parnti di njelo, mi pre.
SIGNORA CHIESA: I sostituti di Gelsomina sono parenti di Angelo, mi pare.
The of Gelsomina are relatives of Angelo, I think.
Gelsominas substitutes are related to Angelo it seems.

S, tutt'ltra stffa per!
SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: S, tutt'altra stoffa per!
Yes, tutt'other but!
Yes, but theyre nothing like Gelsomina and Angelo!

A propzito, ni partymo domni. Abbymo ftto imbyankre il negtsyo in mdo k sa ttto pulto kwndo rikominermo a settmbre. Vi dve andte?
SIGNORA CHIESA: A proposito, noi partiamo domani. Abbiamo fatto imbiancare il negozio in modo che sia tutto pulito quando ricominceremo a settembre. Voi dove andate?
To about, we we start tomorrow. We made the store in so that is all when to september. You where go?
By the way, were leaving tomorrow. We had the shop whitewashed so that when we come back again in September itll be all nice and clean. Where are you going?

o la mmma andymo in montnnha sbato, mntre Lno fra un p' prte pr l'ndya kn un grppo di ami.
SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Io e la mamma andiamo in montagna sabato, mentre Lino fra un po parte per l'India con un gruppo di amici.
I and the mom go in mountain saturday, while Lino between a littile starts for the India with a group of friends.
My mother and I are going up to the mountains on Saturday while Lino is leaving for India with a group of friends shortly.

Arrva j dlle skle Katerna kn in mno lhi arnzi pr la pulitsa.
Arriva gi dalle scale Caterina con in mano gli arnesi per la pulizia.
Arrives down by stairs Caterina with in hand the for the cleaning.
Caterina comes down the stairs carrying cleaning materials.

'jrno! A, k fa k fa jji!
CATERINA: 'giorno! Ah, che afa che fa oggi!
'day! Ah, what sultriness that does today!
Good morning! Oh, how close it feels today!

s. Novnta pr nto di umidit! Sinnhra Katerna, mi dtto Jelsomna k li dar l'kkwa lle me pynte mntre symo in vakntsa.
SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Eh s. Novanta per cento di umidit! Signora Caterina, mi ha detto Gelsomina che lei dar l'acqua alle mie piante mentre siamo in vacanza.
Eh yes. Nine hundred percent of humidity! Lady Caterina, I has said Gelsomina that she l'water to my plants while we in holiday.
Oh yes. Ninety per cent of humidity! Caterina, Gelsomina told me that youll water my plants while were away on holiday.

S sinnhra. Ttto ja prevsto, slo un bikkyr d'kkwa askna, un jrno s un jrno n.
CATERINA: S signora. Tutto gi previsto, solo un bicchier dacqua ciascuna, un giorno s e un giorno no.
Yes lady. All already expected, only a glass d'water , a day yes and a day no.
Yes of course. All planned only one glass of water each, every other day.

Perftto! Grtsye.
SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Perfetto! Grazie.
Perfect! Thanks.
Exactly! Thank you.

Sinnhra Katerna, ank'o L lsho la kyve - sa, s i fsse kwlke emerjntsa, un'infiltratsyne kwalkza di smile...
SIGNORA CHIESA: Signora Caterina, anch'io Le lascio la chiave - sa, se ci fosse qualche emergenza, un'infiltrazione o qualcosa di simile...
Lady Caterina, I The leave the key - sa, if us was some emergency, a'infiltration or something of such...
Caterina, Ill leave you my key you know just in case of an emergency, a leak or something

S, rto, nn tma, farmo bwna gwrdya!
CATERINA: S, certo, non tema, faremo buona guardia!
Yes, certain, not theme, we good guard!
Yes of course. Dont worry, well look after everything!

skono la sinnhra Kyza la sinnhra Fyumillo. Arrva il marto di Katerna, Mikle
Escono la signora Chiesa e la signora Fiumicello. Arriva il marito di Caterina, Michele
Go out the lady Chiesa and the lady Fiumicello. Arrives the husband of Caterina, Michele
Mrs. Chiesa and Mrs. Fiumicello leave the building. Michele, Caterinas husband, arrives

A Mikle, ti rikrdi k stasra dobbymo dre kkwa nke lle pynte in jardno?
CATERINA: Ah Michele, ti ricordi che stasera dobbiamo dare acqua anche alle piante in giardino?
Ah Michele, ti memories that tonight we give water also to plants in garden?
Oh Michele, did you remember that we must water the plants in the garden as well?

S, rto, domni dovr dre un'okkyta i bks lle kantne pr kontrollre k ttto sa a psto.
MICHELE: S, certo, e domani dovr dare un'occhiata ai box e alle cantine per controllare che tutto sia a posto.
Yes, certain, and tomorrow I'll give a'look to box and to wineries for control that all is to place.
Yes, of course, and tomorrow Ill have a look at the garages and the cellar just to check that everything is all right.

Si k ti dko, Mikle? Symo davvro fortunti di avr trovto in kwsto palttso dlle sinnhre koz simptike jentli!
CATERINA: Sai che ti dico, Michele? Siamo davvero fortunati di aver trovato in questo palazzo delle signore cos simpatiche e gentili!
Know that ti i, Michele? We really lucky to have found in this palace some ladies so nice and kind!
You know Michele were really lucky to have such nice ladies in this building!
 

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PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

PRONUNCIATION ORIGINAL TEXT LITERAL TRANSLATION GOOD TRANSLATION

Jelsomna in vakntsa

Gelsomina in vacanza

Gelsomina in holiday

Gelsomina is on holiday

Jelsomna njelo sno in vakntsa, sostitwti in portinera da Katerna Mikle, parnti di njelo

Gelsomina e Angelo sono in vacanza, sostituiti in portineria da Caterina e Michele, parenti di Angelo

Gelsomina and Angelo are in holiday, in concierge from Caterina and Michele, relatives of Angelo

Gelsomina and Angelo are on holiday but are substituted by Caterina and Michele, who are related to Angelo.

Si vde prpryo k Jelsomna s n andta in vakntsa. vsto l sprko all'ingrsso?

SIGNORA CHIESA: Si vede proprio che Gelsomina se ne andata in vacanza. Ha visto lo sporco all'ingresso?

Is sees own that Gelsomina if ne is outbound in holiday. Has seen the dirty all'input?

You can tell immediately that Gelsomina is on holiday. Have you noticed the dirt at the entrance?

S, s. nke vsto la konfuzyne k nno ftto kn la psta kwsta mattna!

SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: S, s. E ho anche visto la confusione che hanno fatto con la posta questa mattina!

Yes, yes. And I also seen the mess that have made with the mail this morning!

Yes I have. And I also saw the terrible mess they made with the post this morning!

I sostitti di Jelsomna sno parnti di njelo, mi pre.

SIGNORA CHIESA: I sostituti di Gelsomina sono parenti di Angelo, mi pare.

The of Gelsomina are relatives of Angelo, I think.

Gelsominas substitutes are related to Angelo it seems.

S, tutt'ltra stffa per!

SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: S, tutt'altra stoffa per!

Yes, tutt'other but!

Yes, but theyre nothing like Gelsomina and Angelo!

A propzito, ni partymo domni. Abbymo ftto imbyankre il negtsyo in mdo k sa ttto pulto kwndo rikominermo a settmbre. Vi dve andte?

SIGNORA CHIESA: A proposito, noi partiamo domani. Abbiamo fatto imbiancare il negozio in modo che sia tutto pulito quando ricominceremo a settembre. Voi dove andate?

To about, we we start tomorrow. We made the store in so that is all when to september. You where go?

By the way, were leaving tomorrow. We had the shop whitewashed so that when we come back again in September itll be all nice and clean. Where are you going?

o la mmma andymo in montnnha sbato, mntre Lno fra un p' prte pr l'ndya kn un grppo di ami.

SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Io e la mamma andiamo in montagna sabato, mentre Lino fra un po parte per l'India con un gruppo di amici.

I and the mom go in mountain saturday, while Lino between a littile starts for the India with a group of friends.

My mother and I are going up to the mountains on Saturday while Lino is leaving for India with a group of friends shortly.

Arrva j dlle skle Katerna kn in mno lhi arnzi pr la pulitsa.

Arriva gi dalle scale Caterina con in mano gli arnesi per la pulizia.

Arrives down by stairs Caterina with in hand the for the cleaning.

Caterina comes down the stairs carrying cleaning materials.

'jrno! A, k fa k fa jji!

CATERINA: 'giorno! Ah, che afa che fa oggi!

'day! Ah, what sultriness that does today!

Good morning! Oh, how close it feels today!

s. Novnta pr nto di umidit! Sinnhra Katerna, mi dtto Jelsomna k li dar l'kkwa lle me pynte mntre symo in vakntsa.

SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Eh s. Novanta per cento di umidit! Signora Caterina, mi ha detto Gelsomina che lei dar l'acqua alle mie piante mentre siamo in vacanza.

Eh yes. Nine hundred percent of humidity! Lady Caterina, I has said Gelsomina that she l'water to my plants while we in holiday.

Oh yes. Ninety per cent of humidity! Caterina, Gelsomina told me that youll water my plants while were away on holiday.

S sinnhra. Ttto ja prevsto, slo un bikkyr d'kkwa askna, un jrno s un jrno n.

CATERINA: S signora. Tutto gi previsto, solo un bicchier dacqua ciascuna, un giorno s e un giorno no.

Yes lady. All already expected, only a glass d'water , a day yes and a day no.

Yes of course. All planned only one glass of water each, every other day.

Perftto! Grtsye.

SIGNORA FIUMICELLO: Perfetto! Grazie.

Perfect! Thanks.

Exactly! Thank you.

Sinnhra Katerna, ank'o L lsho la kyve - sa, s i fsse kwlke emerjntsa, un'infiltratsyne kwalkza di smile...

SIGNORA CHIESA: Signora Caterina, anch'io Le lascio la chiave - sa, se ci fosse qualche emergenza, un'infiltrazione o qualcosa di simile...

Lady Caterina, I The leave the key - sa, if us was some emergency, a'infiltration or something of such...

Caterina, Ill leave you my key you know just in case of an emergency, a leak or something

S, rto, nn tma, farmo bwna gwrdya!

CATERINA: S, certo, non tema, faremo buona guardia!

Yes, certain, not theme, we good guard!

Yes of course. Dont worry, well look after everything!

skono la sinnhra Kyza la sinnhra Fyumillo. Arrva il marto di Katerna, Mikle

Escono la signora Chiesa e la signora Fiumicello. Arriva il marito di Caterina, Michele

Go out the lady Chiesa and the lady Fiumicello. Arrives the husband of Caterina, Michele

Mrs. Chiesa and Mrs. Fiumicello leave the building. Michele, Caterinas husband, arrives

A Mikle, ti rikrdi k stasra dobbymo dre kkwa nke lle pynte in jardno?

CATERINA: Ah Michele, ti ricordi che stasera dobbiamo dare acqua anche alle piante in giardino?

Ah Michele, ti memories that tonight we give water also to plants in garden?

Oh Michele, did you remember that we must water the plants in the garden as well?

S, rto, domni dovr dre un'okkyta i bks lle kantne pr kontrollre k ttto sa a psto.

MICHELE: S, certo, e domani dovr dare un'occhiata ai box e alle cantine per controllare che tutto sia a posto.

Yes, certain, and tomorrow I'll give a'look to box and to wineries for control that all is to place.

Yes, of course, and tomorrow Ill have a look at the garages and the cellar just to check that everything is all right.

Si k ti dko, Mikle? Symo davvro fortunti di avr trovto in kwsto palttso dlle sinnhre koz simptike jentli!

CATERINA: Sai che ti dico, Michele? Siamo davvero fortunati di aver trovato in questo palazzo delle signore cos simpatiche e gentili!

Know that ti i, Michele? We really lucky to have found in this palace some ladies so nice and kind!

You know Michele were really lucky to have such nice ladies in this building!

 

 

 


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