Alice in Wonderland / Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie
Bilingual Book – English Italian
„Alice in Wonderland“ is considered to be one of the masterpieces of world literature and has been selected as one of the 100 greatest novels of all time by The Guardian.
With its funny and imaginative dialogues, the author takes us to a whole new world. The reader’s imagination is stimulated by scenes where drinking from a bottle will make Alice larger or smaller, where there are cakes that are made of pepper only, where there is a crazy trial and much more. You could say there are almost philosophical traits within the book. Thus, when Alice asks the Cheshire Cat for directions, the cat says:
That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,‘ said the Cat.
Das hängt zum guten Teil davon ab, wohin du gehen willst,‘ sagte die Katze.
I don’t much care where–‚ said Alice.
„Poco importa dove—-“ disse Alice.
Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,‘ said the Cat.‘
„Allora poco importa di sapere quale via dovresti prendere,“ soggiunse il Gatto.
Not only authors of children’s literature were inspired by his books, but also painters like the Surrealist artist Max Ernst or André Breton. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is a story that does not get boring even after reading it multiple times, sparks the imagination and is funny: perfect for learning English.
The book is suitable for adults, or parents how would like to learn German together with their children. Maybe you can learn German together (depending on the
age of the child). Or you brush up your Italian with this bilingual edition.
Learn Italian with Alice im Wunderland – An example for the text layout
Here’s an example of the text arrangement in the book. The translation stands next to each other, sentence by sentence. For a better orientation when reading the Kindle, every second line is highlighted in colour. Here’s an example of the layout for a Kindle. The translation can be found so easily, quickly and without a dictionary.
Bonus material for Learn Italian with Alice in Wonderland
– You can download the complete Italian audio book for „Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie“ via the links down this page.
About this edition: (Parallel Text, Bilingual English – Italian)
- You can choose to read in German or English, switch between the two languages or insert some Italian words if you read the story to your child
- The original text and the literary translation are placed in parallel vertical columns side by side.
- Therefore you can check almost instantly whether you understand or not. This is ideal to increase your vocabulary significantly very fast.
- So you can truly enjoy the story since you need only a split second to check the translation.
- It makes it very suitable for learning both Italian and English.
Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie – The complete audio book
GIÙ NELLA CONIGLIERA (Down the Rabbit-Hole) Chapter 1
LO STAGNO DI LAGRIME (The Pool of Tears) Chapter 2
LA GARA DI RIUNIONE E LA CODA LUNGA (A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale) Chapter 3
LA CASETTINA DEL CONIGLIO (The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill) Chapter 4
ONSIGLI D’UN BRUCO (Advice from a Caterpillar) Chapter 5
PORCO E PEPE (Pig and Pepper ) Chapter 6
UN TÈ DI MATTI (A Mad Tea-Party) Chapter 7
L CROQUET DELLA REGINA (The Queen’s Croquet-Ground) Chapter 8
TORIA DELLA FALSA-TESTUGGINE (The Mock Turtle’s Story) Chapter 9
LA CONTRADDANZA DE‘ GAMBERI (The Lobster Quadrille) Chapter 10
CHI HA RUBATO LE TORTE (Who Stole the Tarts?) Chapter 11
TESTIMONIANZA D’ALICE (Alice’s Evidence ) Chapter 12
Download the complete audiobook in the Italian language- Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie
Download all chapters, in one zip file. So you can train the Italian pronunciation offline. The audiobook is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
You can also train your Italian listening comprehension online while reading the first chapter, and use the read-along functionality of the page. Every word is highlighted when it is spoken, and thus makes following the text very easy.