il secchio

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun, il secchio, which means bucket or pail. See the noun used below in its context:

Quando piove, stare a casa è un incubo: il tetto fuoriesce e dobbiamo mettere dei secchi per raccogliere l’acqua.

When it rains, being at home is a nightmare: the roof leaks, and we have to place some buckets to collect the water.

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Da notare:

: notice the use of the preposition, di: this is the partitive which translates as somedei secchi = some buckets

Ebook Update:

Ciao a tutti, the ebook is now available on Google Play! This option is suitable for those who have the Google Play app on their iPhone/iPad, Android tablet or like to read the book on their computer or wish to download the pdf to read (this requires Adobe Digital Editions — keep reading!).

The pdf can be downloaded but requires Adobe Digital Editions (and an Adobe ID) or an app or program that supports DRM. For those using the app on their tablet/phone, an Adobe ID is not required.

Anyone who donated between May 1st and July 2nd who would like their free copy to be this version, please email me, let me know what email address you donated from, and what your address is, and I can give you free, perpetual access for use on your tablet using Google Play, Google Books with ability to download the pdf (but you still need Adobe Digital Editions and Adobe ID to read it offline).

The cost of the book is $7.99! As new chapters arrive (there are four chapters that need to be edited and are almost complete), the book content will update so you only have to purchase the book once.

The iOS/Mac version is still pending a review by Apple. I’m not sure how long this will take. Once it is done, I will mail out the free codes to everyone who would like this version. This version will be the most interactive. In future updates, it will feature recordings of the words and examples used.

Once the book is complete, I will make Kindle and Nook versions of the book in epub format. This format will be more “ereader friendly” since the file size will be considerably smaller and will be a more standard ebook. This will be the last version since it will require some tweaking of the layout.

A nonDRM version of the ebook might be an option once the book is complete.