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An interesting comic strip

Today I noticed an update from a comic artist I follow - partly because he's becoming quite famous, and partly because we're close in age and he lives close to where I used to - ZeroCalcare, and I thought I'd share it with you because one of the first gags, just a few panels in, revolves around the polite forms "Lei" and "signore" and the effect they can have on some people :)

Beware: it's for people who have a rather advanced level of Italian, as there are some slang forms (like c'hai for "ci hai", 'sto for "questo", aspè for "aspetta" and so on), some dialectal forms (e.g. "scoattata" = an action that makes you look like a coatto, a rude person from the suburbs) and even some bad words that you should never ever repeat :P

But all in all, it's an enjoyable read, and for people of the Peter Pan generation (one of the ways Millennials have been called) it kind of hits close to home :)

http://www.zerocalcare.it/2015/04/07/la-paura-piu-grande/

April 7, 2015

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MatheusAnthony

I love Italian! I can't understand anything but I think it's a beautiful language, I wish I can read Machiavelli in his mother language someday . About the cartoon: Nice!

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/VanPaz610

Really advanced, I doubt that a non-native speaker can fully understand it... anyway, funny to read :)

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Divenzi

Too noob in Italian to be able to read it ;-;

April 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MatheusAnthony

I share this feeling, don't be so rude with yourself because you're not alone haha

April 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DarrahHopper

I don't know, I only got one or two lines clearly, but I think I got the joke. Or maybe I got the joke that us Boomers would think was hilarious.

April 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Oneduhhh

Love this! Thank you for sharing :)

My favorite panel is the croc letting him know who he is and where the tick tock sound is coming from X'D. I can Identify a lot with him :D

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/esha_ahmad

thank to sharing it was really fun reading it

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mmseiple

I saw this earlier and loved it (though it does hit way too close to home). This is how I feel when my students (in college!) tell me that they weren't born yet in 1995...

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Italian.Ice

I laughed so hard! I think it's in the Roman dialect, Tiburtina is just outside of Rome. As a native Florentine, the dialect wasn't too hard to understand, as it is similar to mine. That was too funny!

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BlueTigger1

Lol, I see I have a lot of learning to do! Thank you for sharing this! I'll come back at a later date and time when I've spent more time learning.

April 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_John

Thanks a lot, I love comic books, though I am not advanced in Italian. :) By the way this reminds me to recommend a trully great comic Dylan Dog...it's also Italian.

April 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Stormshad0

If any of you have any books, songs or movies that helped you in your language, please paste it here (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8032670$comment_id=8032756)

April 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/superdog38

everyone hatez me

April 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/superdog38

I am clifford the big red dog!

April 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Momtar

awsome thanks

April 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sandrashams

Grazie!!! Proprio bello!!!!

April 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Stormshad0

You couldn't, by any chance, translate it could you?

October 11, 2015
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