Policewoman: Can I see your driving licence, please?
Man: Yes, of course. I think it’s in my pocket. Uh … maybe in wallet. Here it is.
Policewoman: Do you know how fast were you driving?
Man: No, I’m sorry. I’ve rented this car and I’m not used to it.
Policewoman: Have you been drinking tonight Mr Murphy?
Man: I had one or two drinks. I’m okay to drive, though. I know my limits.
Policewoman: You may know your limits, but you definitely don’t know the limits here in our country. How long have you been here?
Man: Just for a few days.
Policewoman: It seems you are unaware of our zero tolerance for drinking and driving.
Man: I didn’t know that. I’m not drunk.
Policewoman: You were also going over the speed limit, Mr Murphy. I’m going to have to ask you to step out of your vehicle and get into my car.
Man: And what about the car?
Policewoman: We’ll have the rental car towed to the agency. When you’re in our country you have to respect our rules.
Can I see your …? – Posso vedere il suo/la sua …?
Yes, of course. – Si, naturalmente.
Here it is. – Ecco qua.
Have you been drinking tonight? – Ha bevuto stasera?
How long have you been in Hungary? – Da quanto è in Ungheria?
It seems you are unaware of … . – Sembra che lei non sappia … .
I’m going to have to ask you to … . – Le devo chiedere di … .
And what about the …? – E a proposito di … ?
When you’re in our country you have to respect out rules. – Quando è nella nostra nazione deve rispettare le nostre regole.
driving licence – patente di guida
pocket – tasca
wallet – portafoglio
to drive (fast) – guidare (veloce)
to be used to something – non essere abituato a qualcosa
limit – limite
definitely – sicuramente/certamente
to be unaware of … – non essere a conoscenza di …
zero tolerance – tolleranza zero
drunk – ubriaco
speed limit – limite di velocità
vehicle – veicolo
rental car – auto a noleggio
to be towed – essere trainata/rimorchiata
to respect – rispettare
Imparare e praticare la grammatica non é facile, ma con i seguenti libri riuscirai a studiare la grammatica anche da solo: