Toscana movie

sebongela

sebongela

Ciao a tutti

 

Started watching a movie called “Toscana” on Nettflix. A Danish film. Put on Italian language and English subtitles. Not finished watching it, but the Italian is good and the scenery lovely,(well so far anyway). The voice over seems to fit well too. Watched half of another “The Perfect Family” was annoying and overacted, but the Italian was fairly simple for my level anyway. Not sure I have the patience to watch the rest of it though, but the Italian listening is always a good idea

 

Ciao 

Seongela

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Thanks for that, Sebongela.  I've just added it to my watch list.  As you say, listening to Italian is important.

A presto

Chris

 

sebongela

sebongela

Hi Chris M108

Give up on the movie. English subtitles were intermittent. The English voice over just didn't have a feeling of Italy. I wanted the gist of the film with English subtitles and then can listen to it only in Italian. There were no Italian subtitles, so will look for something else. 

Ciao.

Sebongela

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Va bene.  Grazie.

A presto

Chris

 

 

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

What a great idea for a thread! :)


I highly recommend the Rose Island (in Italian) - it's based on the true story of engineer Giorgio Rosa and the Republic of Rose Island (quite fascinating).

 

Looking forward to read more recommendations! :)

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Thanks for the recommendation, Caterina.  For the benefit of newer subscribers, Il Postino is highly regarded as a classic.

 

sebongela

sebongela

Hi ChrisM108

Thanks Chris. Sadly I can't find that on Netflix. You suggested it to me way back and have still not watched it. 

 

Thanks Caterina, will look for that one. In my down time I watch films and knit and am attempting to watch more in a foreign language. Have found some great ones in German too.

 

Hope the garden is coming together as planned

Ciao.

Sebongela

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Hi Sebongela

It must be a regional Netflix thing, because they show it in the UK.  I bet there'll be other ways of being able to watch it.

The garden has come togther nicely, thanks.  There's always tweaking and maintenance to do though, as you know!

Ciao

Chris

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Questo è utile: https://www.italki.com/article/1128/how-to-learn-italian-through-films

 

sebongela

sebongela

Bongiorno ChrisM108

Thanks. I am having a real problem motivating myself to do any language at the moment and may take a short break from it all. 

 

Some of the grammar concepts just wear me down. Believe it or not keep going back to level one grammar especially indirect object pronouns and then direct object pronouns and just seem not not get them straight in my head. It has become a sticking point, may eventually just say “ C'est la vie”, but I'm quite tenacious and I keep going back to them.

 

I think I may just concentrate on vocabulary, as when am listening to news so many gaps and I find that frustrating. I get the general gist, but not sure I'm improving in that quarter either.

 

What a moany post!

A presto

Sebongela

 

I think I need to look for an Italian speaker here in the valley to converse with. Having coffee with my Austrian friend so good for my German

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Not at all, Sebongela.  Not many language learners avoid stages like that.  My recent learning has incorporated immersion, so why not watch or listen to, Italian.  It sounds illogical, but letting the sounds wash over you without trying to consciously understand, has major benefits.

A face-to-face language partner would be immensely beneficial. I'm finding it very difficult finding a Skype one that actually works for me.

Buona fortuna

Chris

 

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