Europe holydays

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  1. martahan

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    Hallo everybody
    I am going to go to Italy, but I don't know which cities to visit
    Could you give me some advice?
    Has anybody been to that country? what are your impression?
    Thanks you in advance
     
  2. Papabravo

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    This is a no brainer
    Fierenze(Florence) to see the David
    Milano(Milan) to see the Duomo and the Last Supper by DaVinci
    Roma(Rome) Colliseum, and the Vatican
     
  3. mrmeval

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    Moscow.

    This sentence is to make the message longer.
     
  4. n9352527

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    Maranello to see Ferrari museum... oh wait... that was my dream :D
     
  5. n9352527

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    I didn't know that they've moved Moscow to Italy... :D
     
  6. Jimmihand

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    Hallo Marta
    These resources might help you to choose
    allaboutItaly
    Enjoy your trip!
     
  7. Papabravo

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    I don't mean to be rude, but if English is not your first language, this may help to clarify things. The word you wrote "holydays" and the word you meant holidays are very close in meaning and usage. The word you meant, "holidays", commonly means any secular reason for taking a day or days off work.

    "Remember Remember the 5th of November
    The gunpowder treason and plot..."
    (Guy Fawkes day in the UK)

    or

    "I have a dream..."
    (MLK Birthday in the US - Jan 15th)

    Holy Days(two words) are religious festivals.
    Christmas, Yom Kippur, Ramadan etc..

    It's a really picky point but how are you ever going to learn if nobody points these things out.
     
  8. Dave

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    As always I'm the awkward Adminstrator, but Bonfore Night (5th November) is not officially classed as a holiday, we just celebrate it by lighting big bonfires and firework displays. Believe me I would love it if we got a day off!! A good example from the UK is the good ol' Bank Holidays.

    And I'll stop being an awkward so-and-so!

    Dave
     
  9. Dave

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    Didn't you see it on the news last week! :D :p

    Dave
     
  10. Papabravo

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    Basta cosi!
     
  11. Dave

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    OMG that phrase has so many meanings! :eek:

    And my linguistic skills are so poor.....typical Brit you may say!

    Sono disperato!!!

    Dave
     
  12. Papabravo

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    Non ce la faccia piu!
     
  13. Dave

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    Damn Babelfish with its incoherent blurb! Something about face?! :confused:

    Possiamo comunichiamo l'inglese preferibilmente?

    Dave
     
  14. Papabravo

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    I can't take any more of this -- :)
     
  15. Dave

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    Ah ok, I got the face word (faccia) and piu as more but making it make sense was beyond my feeble linguistic skills.

    Yes, I can't take any more of this, hence why I said "Possiamo comunichiamo l'inglese preferibilmente" ("Can we talk in English" - so I'm led to believe :rolleyes: ).

    Dave
     
  16. cumesoftware

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    I think papabravo wanted to say something like "Loose your face more". Not a very good advice, in my opinion. :D:D:D
     
  17. Dave

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    Sounds like something a father would say to a sulking son! :D

    Dave
     
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