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R: Re: R: Re: Correction, I hope, of M/C URL

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Friday, March 17, 2000, 17:42
Padraic wrote
> Not to mention mangling the pronunciation out of all proportion. > But we do have capish (I think capisce in Ital.) and andiamo with > the original meaning intact.
Yes, that's right! Well, I'm proud when I hear some foreign saying 'ciao' or 'bravo', even if he fails using them.
>Italian 'bravo' can be used only for men!!! It wouldn't be a nice thing say > >'bravo' to a girl, even worse than 'brava' to a boy (the latter means
> >you are speaking to a gay boy, but to a *boy*; the former could mean only > >one thing: the girl is so rude that she resembles a man!) > > > >For women, we have 'brava':) > > I'll keep that in mind. But on the other hand, can't you use the > adjective (masc. s.) as an adverb in Italian, like in English (and > Spanish and Latin)? Where bravo simply means "excellently done". > That's all we're _really_ doing! Yeah. That's the ticket...
No, we'd use the correspondent adverb, 'bene'. We keep the two genders apart. Luca Mangiat
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