Tuesday, March 09, 2010

this phrase is suspiciously missing from my Italian book...

... how do you say; "I want to ride in the Popemobile!"

13 comments:

Tim said...

Bring the pope this bumper sticker for the Popemobile. I'm sure he'll be so happy for it he'll give you a ride.

Robert said...

Bablefish...which is not always accurate, translates it to "Voglio guidare il Popemobile!"

Nan said...

From SDL free translation:

Voglio passeggiare nel Popemobile!

Something for you and Msgr. G. to discuss after you arrange bail.

nazareth priest said...

Good luck, dearie!
And I mean it!!

Lucyette said...

"Voglio andare sulla Papa-mobile!".

"Voglio GUIDARE" means that you want to be the driver :-)

Fr. Gary V. said...

Kat, I know you only want to ride the pope mobile because you want to be near "Bel Giorgio" (Msgr. Ganswein). ;-)

PaxetBonum said...

CC- Up north in the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region (specifically, Aviano AB) where I picked up my Italiano back in the day, they might say-

"Mi scusi, vorrei fare un giro nella Papa-macchina. Forse posso accompagnare il Monsignore Ganswein, per piacere?"

Can't hurt to try.

Nevertheless, have bail money ready, in Euros.

P&B

Dominic Mary said...

In Europe, the usual sign is to stick out a thumb horizontally, gently waving it in the direction you want to go !

(Alternatively, you could try looking up 'Can you give me a lift to the Vatican City ?' . . . and, as a thought, it might be wise to stick to the formal form for Mgr Ganswein . . . if you say Mgr Georg, HH might think you mean his brother; and whilst he's nice, he's not exactly eye-candy !)

margaret said...

Well... first you find yourself a tall, olive skinned, dark-eyed Carabinieri in knee high leather boots and then... then you forget all about the Popemobile. Easy.

nazareth priest said...

Dominic Mary: LOL!!
O dear, don't want to confuse the two Msgrs Georg (GAY-org,according to German accents) :<)!!

Adrienne said...

Take me along and I'll throw myself in front of the Popemobile. While they're tending to the little old Italian lady in three inch heels, you can jump in.

Of course, the Pope, being the Pope, will come and visit both of us in jail to offer forgiveness and prayers. It's a plan...

nazareth priest said...

Auntie A: Please DO NOT throw yourself in front of the Popemobile...gessh...we gotta get a better plan worked out...and those Italian ladies (esp. the old ladies with their umbrellas) can be just nasty...make sure you have an umbrella and no qualms about lettin' the ole gals have it if you need to!

Dominic Mary said...

Another alternative might be to get yourself a suit of Mercedes overall, and turn up at the Vatican garage saying 'I've come to service the Popemobile . . .' then hide yourself somewhere in the bodywork ?