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74 [settantaquattro]

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Can you cut my hair? M--p-----g---re i --pe---? Mi può tagliare i capelli? M- p-ò t-g-i-r- i c-p-l-i- -------------------------- Mi può tagliare i capelli? 0
Not too short, please. Non ----po -orti- ------vore. Non troppo corti, per favore. N-n t-o-p- c-r-i- p-r f-v-r-. ----------------------------- Non troppo corti, per favore. 0
A bit shorter, please. U--p------ -ort-, per--av--e. Un po’ più corti, per favore. U- p-’ p-ù c-r-i- p-r f-v-r-. ----------------------------- Un po’ più corti, per favore. 0
Can you develop the pictures? P-ò-s---u--ar--le --to? Può sviluppare le foto? P-ò s-i-u-p-r- l- f-t-? ----------------------- Può sviluppare le foto? 0
The pictures are on the CD. L--f-to-s--o-n---CD. Le foto sono nel CD. L- f-t- s-n- n-l C-. -------------------- Le foto sono nel CD. 0
The pictures are in the camera. Le -oto -o-o--ella--acchin----t--ra-i-a. Le foto sono nella macchina fotografica. L- f-t- s-n- n-l-a m-c-h-n- f-t-g-a-i-a- ---------------------------------------- Le foto sono nella macchina fotografica. 0
Can you fix the clock? Può-ag-i--ta-- l’o--lo--o? Può aggiustare l’orologio? P-ò a-g-u-t-r- l-o-o-o-i-? -------------------------- Può aggiustare l’orologio? 0
The glass is broken. I---etr- - -o-t-. Il vetro è rotto. I- v-t-o è r-t-o- ----------------- Il vetro è rotto. 0
The battery is dead / empty. La--a---r-- è--c-ri--. La batteria è scarica. L- b-t-e-i- è s-a-i-a- ---------------------- La batteria è scarica. 0
Can you iron the shirt? P-ò s----re la-cam-c-a? Può stirare la camicia? P-ò s-i-a-e l- c-m-c-a- ----------------------- Può stirare la camicia? 0
Can you clean the pants / trousers? P-ò -ulire ---a--alo-i? Può pulire i pantaloni? P-ò p-l-r- i p-n-a-o-i- ----------------------- Può pulire i pantaloni? 0
Can you fix the shoes? Pu---g------re--e sc-r-e? Può aggiustare le scarpe? P-ò a-g-u-t-r- l- s-a-p-? ------------------------- Può aggiustare le scarpe? 0
Do you have a light? Ha--a--c-e-d-r-? Ha da accendere? H- d- a-c-n-e-e- ---------------- Ha da accendere? 0
Do you have a match or a lighter? H- de- fi----fer----u----ce----o? Ha dei fiammiferi o un accendino? H- d-i f-a-m-f-r- o u- a-c-n-i-o- --------------------------------- Ha dei fiammiferi o un accendino? 0
Do you have an ashtray? Ha un--o-t-ce-ere? Ha un portacenere? H- u- p-r-a-e-e-e- ------------------ Ha un portacenere? 0
Do you smoke cigars? F-ma --g-r-? Fuma sigari? F-m- s-g-r-? ------------ Fuma sigari? 0
Do you smoke cigarettes? Fum- --gar-tt-? Fuma sigarette? F-m- s-g-r-t-e- --------------- Fuma sigarette? 0
Do you smoke a pipe? F--a-la-p--a? Fuma la pipa? F-m- l- p-p-? ------------- Fuma la pipa? 0

Learning and reading

Learning and reading belong together. Of course, this is especially true when learning foreign languages. He who wants to learn a new language well must read many texts. When reading literature in a foreign language, we process entire sentences. Our brain learns vocabulary and grammar in context. This helps it to save the new content easily. Our memory has a harder time remembering individual words. By reading, we learn which meaning words can have. As a result, we develop a sense for the new language. Naturally, the foreign-language literature must not be too difficult. Modern short stories or crime novels are often entertaining. Daily newspapers have the advantage that they are always current. Children's books or comics are also suitable for learning. The pictures facilitate the understanding of the new language. Regardless of which literature you select – it should be entertaining! That means, a lot should happen in the story so that the language is varied. If you don't find anything, special textbooks can also be used. There are many books with simple texts for beginners. It's important to always use a dictionary when reading. Whenever you don't understand a word, you should look it up. Our brain is activated by reading and learns new things quickly. For all words that one does not understand, one compiles a file. This way those words can be reviewed often. It also helps to highlight unfamiliar words in the text. Then, you'll recognize them right away the next time. You will progress much quicker if you read a foreign language daily. For our brain learns quickly to imitate the new language. It can happen that you even think in the foreign language eventually…