Roman language and Italian language

Roman language and Italian language: an activity for B1 or higher level Italian language students.

1)  Open and print this page and read the following passage, written in the Italian-influenced variety of Roman language that is generally spoken by Romans (expecially lower-middle class) nowadays:

Er guaio è che ve credete d’esse gente de core

e ‘nvece sete gente de testa.

2) Try to single out, from a total of 17, nine parts of speech (they could be nouns, articles, etc.) the two languages share, and eight that are specifically Roman, writing them in the following list:

Italian

Roman

guaio

er

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

 

3) Now try to write in the next list, with the help of your teacher, the eight parts of speech in Roman and their translation into Italian: 

Roman

Translation into Italian

er

il

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Finally, translate - with the help of your teacher - the whole text into English:

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