jump to navigation

Ha mangiato bene? April 22, 2015

Posted by anagasto in drawing, language.
trackback

.
tn_have-you-had-a-good-meal

The drawing by Gring from the former Assimil Italian course is maybe not intelligible to American readers as they do not have the same idea of the maid who is a great cook and the priest who invites the bum in.

………………………………………………………………..

.

The priest asks: Have you had a good meal?

The bum answers: Yes, thank you, very good. The only thing still missing is a cup of coffee !

Notice the pile of plates on his table and the bone he threw under the table. He has had a three course dinner.

………………………………………………………………..

.

From another Assimil course : a floorplan in Russian. The last word is k-u-c-n-ya and is the kitchen, and just above it you can see b-a-n-n-a-ya which is bathroom.

The Russian language is difficult to learn, but not because of the writing.

Assimil Russian floor-plan333

Apparently, the old Assimil courses have become collector’s items and are no longer available, except maybe at a second hand bookshop like ABE books. I obtained my copies at the Madrid book fair.
.
.

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s