Jessica
Wedding party

Yesterday I have been at an wedding party of a friend of mine. It has been a very funny day, even if, the rai was unstoppable, and it was cold. In Italy we say: wet bride, lucky bride. Does it the same in English?

We all sang, danced and toasted. After, we have finished the party in a nightclub. 

Jul 27, 2014 10:42 AM
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Jessica - yes, 'a friend of mine' is absolutely correct.

 

And to explain Andi's correction, you can't use a present perfect tense (have been) with a past time phrase (yesterday). You have to use a past simple. You could either say 'Yesterday I was at the wedding..' or 'Yesterday I went to the wedding...'.

 

Roman - I'm sorry, but the phrase 'one my friend' means nothing at all. It doesn't exist.

July 28, 2014

 Hi Jessica,

 

I love weddings too, though the days can be so long and after dancing all night I only want to crawl into bed and sleep for a week. Wet bride, lucky bride seems to be an Italian phrase, and in nations like England or Scotland it would definitely not be considered a lucky omen :)

 

I grew up in South Africa, and we had a saying, it's a Monkey's wedding! This wasn't an actual wedding, instead we said that when the sky was blue and it rained, and then we saw a rainbow. 

 

Correction to your note:

Yesterday I was at the wedding of a friend of mine. It was a fun day, even though the rain didn't stop. It was cold. In Italy we say; wet bride, lucky bride. Is this the same in English?

We sang, danced, and toasted the happy couple, and afterwards we partied at a nightclub.

July 27, 2014

On the subject of weddings and bad weather, I once went to a wedding when, just at the most important moment of the ceremony, there was an enormous clap of thunder outside! It was terrifying, and quite worrying. But fortunately, the best man made it sound positive in his speech later on.

July 28, 2014

Su.ki: Oh, you're right... Sometimes I forget something about English grammar. :O 

 

Thanks to all!! 

July 28, 2014

In my place people also believe that if wedding day is rainy, the couple will be happy in their life:)

July 28, 2014
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Jessica
Language Skills
English, Italian
Learning Language
English