x
Toggle Content Register or Login  -  May 24, 2017, 11:54 pm
Toggle Content User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Cindyhead
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 1841

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 63
Total: 63
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: My Account
14: Photo Gallery
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: My Account
41: Community Forums
42: My Account
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: My Account
54: Community Forums
55: Community Forums
56: Photo Gallery
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Toggle Content Main Menu
Toggle Content Last Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

Vuozzo Surname
Last post by Biff83 in About Us on Apr 29, 2017 at 19:15:44

Translate Do(edited)ent
Last post by Italysearcher in Translations on Apr 17, 2017 at 16:08:33

Ghio in Portovenere
Last post by Marko in Southern Italy on Mar 14, 2017 at 17:31:06

Birth Record for GGF and GGM
Last post by debbiemfit in Northern Italy on Mar 12, 2017 at 21:49:52

Calabria Record
Last post by JoeBlack36 in Southern Italy on Mar 11, 2017 at 15:53:00

Cassivi from Ragusa
Last post by Italysearcher in Southern Italy on Feb 28, 2017 at 16:54:25

FONTANA-PENSA marriage between 1800 and 1814 in Como
Last post by denby in Northern Italy on Feb 27, 2017 at 00:00:12

Online Vital Records
Last post by debbiemfit in General Discussion Groups on Feb 26, 2017 at 21:15:51

Help finding city
Last post by Italysearcher in Southern Italy on Feb 05, 2017 at 11:10:06

Audino Birth Certificate - Benestare
Last post by drusilla in Where do I begin? on Jan 27, 2017 at 00:23:52

Toggle Content Help Support this Site
Please support GentediMareGenealogy
Help us by supporting the future development of this site, or simply to say thank you.
Toggle Content EStore
Community Forums › All Things Italian › Translations › Grappa description to Italian...

     Forum FAQ   Search   Log in to check your private messages   Login  
Grappa description to Italian...
For help with translating documents or writing letters.

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index Translations Printer Friendly Page

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
JoeB
Explorer
Explorer


Joined: Nov 14, 2008
Posts: 354
Location: Chicago Area

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:04 pm    Post subject: Grappa description to Italian... Reply with quote

This sounds nutty, but I am giving an Italian friend of mine a bottle of Grappa as a gift (he's my barber). I would like to attach the following note to the bottle. It would be really neat if the note was written in Italian.

The note:
___________________________________________

Grappa was originally made in the northern Italian town of Bassano del Grappa and some contend that this is the origin of the name, rather than from the Latin graspa ("grape-stalk").

In Italy, grappa is primarily served as a "digestivo" or after-dinner drink. Its main purpose was to aid in the digestion of heavy meals. Grappa may also be added to espresso coffee to create a caffè corretto meaning corrected coffee. Another variation of this is the "ammazza caffè" (literally, "coffee-killer"): the espresso is drunk first, followed by a few ounces of grappa served in its own glass. In the Veneto, there is resentin: after finishing a cup of espresso with sugar, a few drops of grappa are poured into the nearly empty cup, swirled and drunk down in one sip.
_________________________________________
Thanks for your help...Joe

_________________
Researching DeMaso, Del Favero, Nebbiu, Valle di Cadore and Pieve di Cadore, Belluno, Veneto, Italy.
Also researching James Blackwell, Royal Regiment of Artillery in Ashton-Under-Lyne, County of Lancashire, England. b:1827 Macclesfield, County of Cheshire, England. d: About 1889 at Garden Island, Ontario, Canada.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
uantiti
Explorer
Explorer


Joined: Nov 28, 2008
Posts: 356
Location: Biella (Piedmont) and Venezia/Venice, Italy

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: Grappa description to Italian... Reply with quote

La Grappa nasce a Bassano del Grappa, cittadina del Nord Italia. Secondo alcuni il nome "grappa" deriva proprio da questa città piuttosto che dalla parola "graspa" che deriva, a sua volta, da "graspo".

In Italia, la Grappa è generalmente servita come digestivo o "dopo-pasto". Il suo scopo principale era quello di favorire la digestione di pasti pesanti.
La Grappa può anche essere aggiunta al caffè che diventa quindi un "caffè corretto". Un'altra variante è l' "ammazzacaffè": prima si beve il caffè e subito dopo un bicchierino di Grappa. In Veneto è detto "rasentìn": si aggiunge un goccio di grappa nella tazzina in cui si è bevuto il caffè, con un movimento circolare si "sciacqua" la tazzina e la si butta giù in un sorso.


Here you are Joe. I didn't make a word by word translation. I don't mind if anyone wants to add or change what I wrote.

BTW I don't like Grappa!

Ada

_________________
Researching: Agazzone, Beretta, Bertona, Carbonati, Castelletta, Ferrari, Gallo, Guglielmetti, Marchini, Mascagni, Nicolazzi, Nobile, Rossi, Sacco, Tosone - gone to USA from Bogogno, province of Novara, Piedmont, Italy.
Back to top
View user's profile
JoeB
Explorer
Explorer


Joined: Nov 14, 2008
Posts: 354
Location: Chicago Area

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Grappa description to Italian... Reply with quote

Thanks Ada. I spent a day in Venice back in 1999. Beautiful place. We were staying at Tai di Cadore up north a ways. Fun train trip. Had lunch in St. Mark's Piazza (is that right)? Thanks again for the translation...Joe

_________________
Researching DeMaso, Del Favero, Nebbiu, Valle di Cadore and Pieve di Cadore, Belluno, Veneto, Italy.
Also researching James Blackwell, Royal Regiment of Artillery in Ashton-Under-Lyne, County of Lancashire, England. b:1827 Macclesfield, County of Cheshire, England. d: About 1889 at Garden Island, Ontario, Canada.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
uantiti
Explorer
Explorer


Joined: Nov 28, 2008
Posts: 356
Location: Biella (Piedmont) and Venezia/Venice, Italy

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Grappa description to Italian... Reply with quote

You are welcome Joe!

BTW you might be interested to know that a young bear is going around in Pieve di Cadore and neighbouring areas. They found his (or her) tracks and a couple of drivers saw him/her on Sunday in the province of Belluno in the Cadore area.

The bear is back

and

Bear on holiday?

Ada

_________________
Researching: Agazzone, Beretta, Bertona, Carbonati, Castelletta, Ferrari, Gallo, Guglielmetti, Marchini, Mascagni, Nicolazzi, Nobile, Rossi, Sacco, Tosone - gone to USA from Bogogno, province of Novara, Piedmont, Italy.
Back to top
View user's profile
JoeB
Explorer
Explorer


Joined: Nov 14, 2008
Posts: 354
Location: Chicago Area

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Grappa description to Italian... Reply with quote

I'll ask my friends at the Villa Marinotti if they have seen the bear...

_________________
Researching DeMaso, Del Favero, Nebbiu, Valle di Cadore and Pieve di Cadore, Belluno, Veneto, Italy.
Also researching James Blackwell, Royal Regiment of Artillery in Ashton-Under-Lyne, County of Lancashire, England. b:1827 Macclesfield, County of Cheshire, England. d: About 1889 at Garden Island, Ontario, Canada.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
  Page 1 of 1All times are GMT - 4 Hours

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index Translations Printer Friendly Page

  
 
Jump to:  



You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum



Hosted By Site5.com
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of Gente di Mare Genealogy.
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the opinions of the poster.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
TCD_ItalianGene © Gente di Mare Genealogy