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Marika spiega: La vera storia di Babbo Natala - Part 1
Notes taken on December 25, 2013 by Edward Tanguay
Questo era un breve video, ed era molto facile da capire. In fatto, ho ricevuto 93 punto sul quiz. Ha spiegato la storia di San Nicola. La storia è stato molto abbreviato: San Nicola era un vescovo crisiano, fu imprigionato, et liberato sotto Costantino. Ha anche detto qualcosa che era un po'non sequitur, che si celebra il Natala con la famiglia, ma si celebra la Pasqua con chiunque.
Marika explains
so, if there are any children
but first I want to tell you that
this saying teaches us that
when he grew up, he became
but then
but what's the point?
What's all this confusion?