[Course Forum] Reading Italian Newspapers ✓ by Patrizioso

has now been restored to simplified testing (ie, pre-November Memrise), so commas and brackets will no longer pose a problem. No strict spelling either. Thanks to @colva for his help.
The remainer of my Italian courses will be restored by Saturday evening


hi @Patrizioso

I was just wondering about “spiccare”. I looked it up in la repubblica’s dictionary (which is great by the way, thanks for the tip!). You have it down as “to jump, leap”, but they don’t appear at all as translations (other than “spiccare un salto”, but the jump is mentioned in that phrase).

I wasn’t sure whether to correct by changing the translation or changing the italian word, so thought I’d pass back to you.


My ‘dizionario italiano per straniero’ (giunti) - also recommended - says that by itself it means ‘to remove, take from, take down, pick (fruit)’, syn. ‘staccare’ and the phrasal as indeed ‘jump, leap’. Maybe at both in the meme separated with semi colon in question and answer.
Thanks for your consideration, Pat

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Are these courses still active? I’ve been having trouble accessing them for quite some time.

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Yes @Jonathan1224, it is still active (and lots of people are learning it), I’ve just tried it.

It has a new icon

As with all community courses you need to find it and start it on the web then it should be listed on your home page in the App.

PS (I’ve moved our posts here which seems to be the [Course Forum] for the Newspaper course.)

PPS the other course should work too - sorry only just seen you also referred to the two courses.

Hi @Patrizioso and @colva, you both seem to be working on this course - many thanks

I was wondering, if it would be clearer if this thread was prefixed with “[Course Forum]”?

Also as there seems to be a duplication of threads for the Newspaper course with ► this thread

Perhaps this one ought to be only for the “newspaper” course and the other just for the “Intermediate to Advance Italian”?

I am very happy (if you approve) to clarify the titles for you - but obviously I don’t want to impose my thoughts on you.

Cordiali saluti DW7

Two more new levels in recent day. Here’s the link to the latest article (I’ll update my blog shortly) Re Sole, Vichy, basta immigrati: la Francia secondo Eric Zemmour- Corriere.it


Great - well done and thank you @Patrizioso .

Have you considered my suggestion (and offer)?

Sure thing. I don’t know how the tech works but do so if you can. Regards. p

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Article on Jack The Ripper, which I thought fascinating. Jack lo Squartatore, l’assassino della metropoli (storicang.it) The Storica National Geographic website is recommended, as not only is it informative, its articles clearly written, but many are free!

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Hi @Patrizioso, @sandslane and @colva ,

Sure thing. I don’t know how the tech works but do so if you can. Regards. p

Thanks for your approval Patrizioso.
I have carried out the tidying up of the Forums started some time ago. Hope you both are okay with that.

As agreed, I have also moved the newspaper comments here, (although sadly they have not been slotted in the correct date place).

Hi @Patrizioso, I’ve finally caught up with most (…) of my backlog, and could start helping out with Reading Italian Newspapers tomorrow evening. Could you let me know what you want doing to it? Thanks!

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That’s very kind. Basically any word meme that has brackets or commas in it need ‘_word’ added as an alternative. When a level is restored you add a tick to it. Do you want to work from the end of the course back (I’ve done some already and a few in between) Pat

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No problem, I’ll aim to do a few levels a day until we meet in the middle. One stupid question though - how do I type a tick?

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I don’t know. I just copy and paste from ‘tick symbol’ google search. Thanks. p


@colva There’s now few than 20 levels left, so I could feasibly finish it off tonight. But I’m still happy to have you as a coeditor to clear up things if they occur; you might even want to add a level if you come across anything worth reading.

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Oh I was literally just about to start! Up to you, I can do it this evening or leave it to you, as you prefer (but I guess we shouldn’t both try to edit at the same time so I’ll wait til I hear back from you).

And I’m happy to stay on as a contributor, I can certainly help out with any queries or minor bugs.

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Want to make a start anyway? I’ll be with you shortly.

ok, on it, working back from the end.

Great. I’ll finish at level 350