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Riusciva appena a ricordarsi la prima strofa.

Translation

He could barely remember the first verse.



Analysis


riusciva
     1. v. third-person singular imperfect of riuscire
appena
     1. adv. barely, hardly
     2. adv. just, recently, newly
     3. adv. as soon as
     4. adv. In the meaning 3, note that non appena has the same meaning as appena.
a
     1. prep. in
     2. prep. at
     3. prep. to
     4. prep. Indicates the direct object, mainly to avoid confusion when it, the subject, or both are displaced, or for emphasis
     5. v. misspelling of ha
ricordarsi
     1. v. pronomial of ricordare
     2. v. to remember, recall, recollect
la
     1. art. the
     2. pron. (accusative) her, it
     3. pron. (accusative, formal) you (term of respect)
     4. n. (music) la (musical note)
     5. n. (music) A (musical note and scale)
prima
     1. adj. feminine singular of primo
     2. adv. before
     3. adv. once, formerly
     4. adv. beforehand, in advance
     5. adv. earlier, sooner
     6. n. the first
     7. n. an opening night; a premier
     8. n. the first year at school
strofa
     1. n. strophe


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