en Around the house   »   it A casa

17 [seventeen]

Around the house

Around the house

17 [diciassette]

A casa

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Our house is here. E------ -o-tr- c-sa. E___ l_ n_____ c____ E-c- l- n-s-r- c-s-. -------------------- Ecco la nostra casa. 0
The roof is on top. So-ra c’---l---t--. S____ c__ i_ t_____ S-p-a c-è i- t-t-o- ------------------- Sopra c’è il tetto. 0
The basement is below. S-t----’è-la-canti-a. S____ c__ l_ c_______ S-t-o c-è l- c-n-i-a- --------------------- Sotto c’è la cantina. 0
There is a garden behind the house. Di--r--l--c-sa-c-è--- ----d-no. D_____ l_ c___ c__ u_ g________ D-e-r- l- c-s- c-è u- g-a-d-n-. ------------------------------- Dietro la casa c’è un giardino. 0
There is no street in front of the house. D-van-----l- ---a --n c-- nes--na--trad-. D______ a___ c___ n__ c__ n______ s______ D-v-n-i a-l- c-s- n-n c-è n-s-u-a s-r-d-. ----------------------------------------- Davanti alla casa non c’è nessuna strada. 0
There are trees next to the house. Vi-i-- al-- -a----i-------eg-i-alberi. V_____ a___ c___ c_ s___ d____ a______ V-c-n- a-l- c-s- c- s-n- d-g-i a-b-r-. -------------------------------------- Vicino alla casa ci sono degli alberi. 0
My apartment is here. E-co-i- mi---ppar-ament-. E___ i_ m__ a____________ E-c- i- m-o a-p-r-a-e-t-. ------------------------- Ecco il mio appartamento. 0
The kitchen and bathroom are here. E-----a------a e i------o. E___ l_ c_____ e i_ b_____ E-c- l- c-c-n- e i- b-g-o- -------------------------- Ecco la cucina e il bagno. 0
The living room and bedroom are there. L-------n- i- s--o-to-e la --m-r- -a --tt-. L_ c_ s___ i_ s______ e l_ c_____ d_ l_____ L- c- s-n- i- s-l-t-o e l- c-m-r- d- l-t-o- ------------------------------------------- Lì ci sono il salotto e la camera da letto. 0
The front door is closed. L--p---a----hius-. L_ p____ è c______ L- p-r-a è c-i-s-. ------------------ La porta è chiusa. 0
But the windows are open. M- -e--in-s-re -o-- aperte. M_ l_ f_______ s___ a______ M- l- f-n-s-r- s-n- a-e-t-. --------------------------- Ma le finestre sono aperte. 0
It is hot today. Og-i-f--ca-d-. O___ f_ c_____ O-g- f- c-l-o- -------------- Oggi fa caldo. 0
We are going to the living room. No- an--amo--n -a-o---. N__ a______ i_ s_______ N-i a-d-a-o i- s-l-t-o- ----------------------- Noi andiamo in salotto. 0
There is a sofa and an armchair there. L- c- -o-- -n -i---o e-un----l--o--. L_ c_ s___ u_ d_____ e u__ p________ L- c- s-n- u- d-v-n- e u-a p-l-r-n-. ------------------------------------ Lì ci sono un divano e una poltrona. 0
Please, sit down! Si s-ed-! S_ s_____ S- s-e-a- --------- Si sieda! 0
My computer is there. L- -’è il mio-c-m-----. L_ c__ i_ m__ c________ L- c-è i- m-o c-m-u-e-. ----------------------- Lì c’è il mio computer. 0
My stereo is there. Lì-c-è -- m-o-(--pi-n-o- s-e-e-. L_ c__ i_ m__ (_________ s______ L- c-è i- m-o (-m-i-n-o- s-e-e-. -------------------------------- Lì c’è il mio (impianto) stereo. 0
The TV set is brand new. Il -e--vi-o-- - nu-vo -i zecca. I_ t_________ è n____ d_ z_____ I- t-l-v-s-r- è n-o-o d- z-c-a- ------------------------------- Il televisore è nuovo di zecca. 0

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