What’s the longest river in Italy?
Every Italian school child knows this one, I’m sure.
But if you don’t, I’ll give you a clue.
Remember that children’s story about a teddy-bear, who lives in Hundred Acre Wood, along with various other improbable forms of wildlife: a donkey, a family of kangaroos, a piglet, a tiger cub, and so on?
Winnie-the-Pooh was his name, with hyphens, at least until Disney got hold of the rights.
In Italy ‘the bear with very little brain’ is known as ‘Winnie Pooh‘.
No hyphens, and no ‘the’ either.
Teach Italian pre-schoolers for a while and you’ll pick up things like that.
Anyway, the longest river in Italy sounds a bit like the bear’s name.
“The River Winnie?”
Not exactly, no.
Find out more with today’s FREE Italian listening (including transcript and new task.)
It’s supposed to be about prepositions but, between you and me, it doesn’t seem like a lot of use for that.
As listening practice, though, and for finding out more about Italy, this is useful stuff.
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