Lindsay Lewis

English/ ESL consultant: Word worker, writer, teacher, mentor and poet. Author of This Won’t Hurt a Bit! on writing clear content.

L’Avvocato Porto- an Italian series with Luigi Proietti as Alexandro

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

Learning another language is my passion and joy. The words themselves are so fun to learn, and Italian is so old feeling and lovely to speak. I’m watching a series about an Italian lawyer, a lovable, bumbling but bright character trying to solve a cold case of a prostitute who has been murdered. Watching videos is wonderful for learning another language because you hear all the small, natural words such as “al proposito” and “per se.” The best part, however, is the cultural humour.

In the lawyer’s house, there is a nosy neighbour who is forever trying to get him to help her with her problems. Her cat died a month prior, and she had it stuffed by the taxidermist in the basement. When the lawyer returns home from work late one night, the woman grabs him to come to her apartment. She announces that il oochio , the eye of the cat has fallen inside the cat and asks him to fish it out. Hilarious and crazy Italian humour. I can’t wait to practise my Italian there!https://youtu.be/507O1uNod1Q?t=5303