Approdare to land on water

sebongela

sebongela

The word approdare to land on water is that specific to a freey or boat/ship docking or can it refer to a float plane landing on water too. Here in Canada float planes are commonly used to land on remote places or even on Vancouver Island where I live. They are magical, but noisy, but fly really low, so if the weather is clear it is an amazing vista.

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi sebongela, 

"approdare" is generally used when referring to a freey/boat/ship docking. In case of a float plan, we would usually say "atterrare" (to land, just like a regular plane). However, someone uses "approdare" too. 

In my opinion, "approdare" is not wrong, just less common when it comes to float planes (I've never tried a float plane ride, it must be incredible!).
sebongela

sebongela

Hi Caterina

Thank you for that. I live on Vancouver Island and it is the quickest way to travel to Vancouver. If the weather is clear the vista is amazing. One flies quite low, as it's an unpressurized plane and single engine. One flies over island and the coast. If ever you come to this part of the world let me know. Not sure where you live, but if it is Italy I am envious.

Sebongela

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi Sebongela, 

Thanks for your kind words! I'm based in Italy in Pisa - the invitation is mutual, if you ever come to Tuscany let me know! :D
sebongela

sebongela

Hi Caterina

Just been doing a lesson on Pisa. I have been using Coffee Break Italian. Free podcasts, but decided to subscribe to their italian Magazine and The travel diaries season one and two. The rest I use free podcasts on their site. The first diary entry was about Pisa. For an intermediate or advanced beginner. Some i didn't get, but a lot I did which I was encouraging. Talk about “ combattere L' affa” I assume you are familiar with this phrase. I quite like that one. They have extensive notes on both programs, that is why I decided to subscribe. I am also listening and learning about “La bocca da verita” in Rome. I find it easier to learn when there is an interesting theme or topic. Find the grammar on ROcket very tedious, I'm afraid. Still use them, as also helps to extend my vocabulary. I find the travelogues really good too.

CIao

Sharon (Sebongela)

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Ciao Sharon, 

It's so exciting to hear your lesson was on Pisa. It's also great that you got so much out of that lesson too - that's your knowledge in action, you're making amazing progress!
The phrase "combattere l'afa"  is indeed quite typical - here people tend to fight the heat in any way the can!
Your multi-front language learning approach is also great - being a language learner myself, I often use multiple tools so that I can get the most out of my learning experience :) 

 

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