J: Hello I'm Jody and welcome to the American Cafe.
Y: Jody, 听说你下星期是不是要到意大利去？
J: Yes and I can't wait! I just bought some new clothes for the trip but more importantly I'm learning a little Italian. Piacere!
J: Um, just a minute, (flipping through a book) hold on...
Y: Jody, 我看你以前一定没好好学你的意大利语。
J: You're absolutely right. I'll try harder.
J: Yes, I am of Italian heritage H-E-R-I-T-A-G-E, and most of my family comes from Italy.
J: I know, unfortunately, my father's mother and father...
J: ...right. only spoke English in the home.
J：I think during that era, that time period, it was very common for European immigrants to speak English.
J: But you know the best way to broaden your horizons is to learn a foreign language.
Y: 你说到"broaden your horizons"，你记不记得我们上次在意大利文化节上碰见到的那个女孩Diane?
J: Oh right, Dianne.
Diane: I'm Diane Adleberg and I live in Falls Church, Virginia. I'm on my second Italian class and I am not of Italian heritage but I love languages. And I think it's nice for Americans to broaden their horizons and learn a foreign language.
Y: 她说的"Broaden your horizons"就是扩大视野的意思。Diane说的没错，学外语就是一种扩大视野的好方法，因为你学了一种语言以后，就会自然而然地想学习这个国家的文化。
J: Exactly. And also, Yang Chen, traveling is another way to broaden your horizons and it's fun.
J：I hope so. (Speaking Italian), what do you think?
J：I don't think so, but thanks any way.
J: Maybe because it's so romantic!
Y: Sigh. 意大利语的确是非常浪漫。
J: And Diane speaks French already. But she said that she has always wanted to learn Italian because of an opera that she loves very much!
Diane: Well, I speak French already and I've always wanted to learn Italian because there's a particular opera that I love, La Traviata.
J: Diane gave us an example of her favorite aria in the opera La Traviata ...
J: What is "aria" in Chinese?
J: Again here is Diane.
Diane: I'll tell you how the aria to my favorite opera goes. It's: "Di provenze il mar il suol" And I've just always loved that aria.
J: "Di provenze il mar il suol" !!
J: I asked her to translate and she wouldn't. She said we would have to investigate.
Diane: You know I'm going to translate it for you because it's very poetic so you'll have to investigate.
J: Very poetic.
J: If we need to investigate, I guess we have to listen to it first. Here's the aria from La Traviata!
Y: Jody， 你听懂了吗？
J: Understand? No, not word. But it's so beautiful!
J: Thanks for joining us on American Cafe.
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