2. Have we got everything?


The dogs Kira and Cody are on vacation in the mountains with Padroncina (Mom) and Amicone (Buddy). But this is not a very relaxing vacation! Read and listen to a story in Italian with 15 short chapters and live a very adventurous and thrilling vacation! With this story you’ll improve your Italian, particularly your listening and reading skills, and your vocabulary. The story is suitable for beginners and more advanced learners.

Abbiamo preso tutto?

We are ready to leave. But are we sure we’ve got everything?


Abbiamo preso tutto?

Padroncina esce dal bagno, spegne la luce e poi va in corridoio, dove si mette i suoi scarponcini nuovi. 
Padroncina è molto orgogliosa dei suoi nuovi scarponcini da trekking: li ha comprati ad un buon prezzo in un negozio nel centro di Milano poco prima di partire per le vacanze. Sono beige e profumano di nuovo! Ma ancora per poco, perché presto puzzeranno di piedi… 

Dopo avere allacciato bene le stringhe, si mette lo zaino sulle spalle – sembra molto pesante! – e infine si mette un cappellino nero in testa. 
«Adesso sono pronta!» esclama felice e apre la porta. «Andiamo!»

È una bella giornata. C’è qualche nuvola in cielo, ma non dovrebbe piovere. Così almeno dicono le previsioni del tempo.

«Ho dimenticato la crema solare!» esclama Padroncina all’improvviso, una mano ancora sulla maniglia della porta.
«L’ho presa io» dice Amicone.
«E hai preso anche il kit di primo soccorso, giusto?» chiede lei, con un’aria un po’ preoccupata.
«Certo che l’ho preso.»
«E i guanti?»
Dai Padroncina, ma quanto ci metti? Andiamo! Abbaio io impaziente.
«Sì, li ho presi», risponde lui con un sospiro. «Non ti preoccupare, abbiamo preso tutto, siamo ben attrezzati».
Padroncina finalmente si rilassa e chiude la porta a chiave.

Era ora!


2. Have we got everything*?

Mom comes out of the bathroom, turns off the light and then goes into the corridor, where she puts on her new hiking boots.
Mom is very proud of her new hiking boots: she bought them at a good price in a shop in the centre of Milan just before leaving for her holidays. They are beige and smell new! But not for long, because soon they will smell like feet…

After fastening the laces well, she puts the backpack on her shoulders – it looks very heavy! – and finally puts a black cap on her head.
«I’m ready now!» she exclaims happy and opens the door. «Let’s go!»

It is a beautiful day. There is some cloud in the sky, but it shouldn’t rain. At least that’s what the weather forecast says.

«I forgot my sunscreen!» exclaims Mom suddenly, one hand still on the door handle.
«I got it» says Buddy.
«And you got the first aid kit too, right?» she asks, looking a bit worried.
«Of course I got it.»
«And the gloves?»
Come on, Mom, how long will it takes you? Let’s go! I bark impatiently.
«Yes, I got them», he answers with a sigh. «Don’t worry, we’ve got everything, we’re well equipped.»
Mom finally relaxes and locks the door.

It’s about time!

*prendere to take
The meaning of prendere varies a bit depending on the context. Prendere is used, among other things, when you ask whether someone has got / taken something.
Hai preso tutto? Did you get everything?
Hai preso le chiavi? Did you get the keys?

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