Lunedì mattina

Italian short stories for beginners

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Davi
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Hi there! Here's another episode of Short stories in Italian, a series of easy and interesting stories for Italian language beginners.

Listen to and read the story many times. Practice your pronunciation by speaking aloud and try to imitate lector's voice.

You will also find a list of most important Italian words and phrases below.

Audio and transcript

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Sam si sveglia alle 7 di mattina, ma è inverno, perciò fuori è freddo e buio.

Sam wakes up at 7 am, but it is winter, so outside it is cold and dark.

Non voleva svegliarsi ma deve andare a scuola.

He did not want to wake up, but he has to go to school.

Alle 7:30 la madre di Sam viene in stanza.

At 7:30 am, Sam's mum comes to his room.

“Devi svegliarti, Sam” dice sua madre, “sarai in ritardo a scuola”.

"You have to wake up, Sam," says his mum, "you are going to be late for school".

“Ma, mamma, non mi sento bene, non voglio andare a scuola oggi”, risponde Sam.

"But, mum, I don't feel well, I don't want to go to school today", Sam replies.

“Samuel, non farmi arrabbiare. In inverno, ogni Lunedì mattina dici che non stai bene - Non ti credo” dice sua madre.

"Samuel, do not make me angry. In the winter, every Monday morning you say you do not feel well - I don't believe you" his mum says.

Sam non voleva svegliarsi, ma sua madre ha ragione, non sta male, ma ha freddo e non voglio uscire.

Sam did not want to wake up, but his mum is right, he is not ill. But he is cold and he does not want to go outside.

Sam si fa una doccia e molto lentamente mangia la sua colazione.

Sam has a shower and very slowly eats his breakfast.

Non è felice. Ogni giorno Sam sogna di dormire tutto il giorno, senza scuola.

He is not happy. Every day Sam dreams about sleeping all day, with no school.

Vocabulary

  • svegliarsi to wake up
  • inverno winter
  • freddo cold
  • colazione breakfast
  • doccia shower
  • sognare to dream
  • stanza room
  • essere in ritardo to be late
  • scuola school
  • credere to believe

Exercise

Drag and drop expressions to their correct translations.

to dream

to believe

breakfast

to wake up

school

shower

winter

credere sognare colazione doccia inverno svegliarsi scuola
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