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Daily Italian Words
Daily Italian Words
Italian words and phrases for everyday use!
1 day ago
Italian Word of the Day: Fischio (whistle)
The word fischio in Italian refers to any kind of high-pitched sound emitted by blowing through the teeth and lips, in addition to a similar range of sounds emitted by birds, animals or objects. Generally we’d translate this word as whistle, but other possible translations include hiss, call, cry, or whizz. Fischio is a masculine ... Read more The post Italian Word of the Day: Fischio (whistle) appeared first on Daily Italian Words.
2 days ago
Italian Word of the Day: Grinta (grit / determination / scowl)
A person with a lot of courage and resolve can be described using the noun grinta in Italian. The closest equivalents are grit or determination in English, although other translations such as fighting spirit and drive may also work depending on the context. Unlike the vast majority of words in Italian, grinta derives, not from ... Read more The post Italian Word of the Day: Grinta (grit / determination / scowl) appeared first on Daily Italian Words.
6 days ago
Italian Word of the Day: Pigiama (pyjamas)
The Italian word for the loose-fitting garments we wear to bed is pigiama. It entered the language via English, but can be traced back to the Urdu and Persian words pāy (leg) + jāma (clothing). In English, we use the plural pyjamas to talk about a single pair of pyjamas, whereas Italian has a singular ... Read more The post Italian Word of the Day: Pigiama (pyjamas) appeared first on Daily Italian Words.
May 11, 2022
Italian Word of the Day: Oltremodo (extremely / exceedingly)
Today we’re going to be taking a look at the advanced adverb oltremodo which means extremely or exceedingly. It is the combination of the words oltre (beyond, over) and modo (way), and can be written as two separate words. Oltremodo normally appears after verbs and before adjectives and nouns. For example: annoiarsi oltremodo (verb + ... Read more The post Italian Word of the Day: Oltremodo (extremely / exceedingly) appeared first on Daily Italian Words.
Jun 11, 2021
Italian Phrase: Hai capito? (Do you understand?)
The Italian phrase of the week is “Hai capito?”. Learn about this phrase and how to use it in our latest podcast. * Find out more about this phrase on our website * Video version available here