Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Un Canto di Natale

For that is what our Italian friends call "A Christmas Carol". Never read any Dickens in Italian before. For that matter, the only Dickens I've read in English is "The Signalman" and that's a short story.

So, time to kill two birds with one stone, and have a go at reading it in Italian.

It's a little difficult, if only because we don't really speak Dickensian English any more and not everything translates perfectly. And it seems there is no Italian expression for "Bah, Humbug!"

(In case you think you might find it useful, the nearest they come is Eh via! Schiochezze!)

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