Dov’è la scuola ?
Where’s the school ?
Listen to the dialogue several times and try to catch words you possibly know.
Then read the transcript and the notes below.
Leggi il dialogo
Ragazzo: Scusi, dov’è la scuola ?
Signore: Mi dispiace. Non lo so.
Ragazzo: Grazie comunque. Arrivederci !
Signore: Buona giornata !
▻ scusi: excuse me
This is the formal version of excuse me. In the dialogue, the boy is asking a stranger in the street for directions, so he has to use this form of courtesy to sound polite. The informal version of excuse me is scusa.
▻ dov’è la scuola ?: where is the school ?
Dove è usually becomes dov’è by dropping the e in dove so that the words can run smoothly together.
▻ mi dispiace: I’m sorry
This expression literally means it makes me sorry.
▻ non lo so: I don’t know
Literally: I don’t know it.
All the elements in this phrase will become much clearer in the next lessons. Just memorize this expression as it is for now.
▻ comunque: anyway
Completa il dialogo.
Complete the dialogue.
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