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Parole Parole

Launched in 2017, Parole Parole is our home-made web series. Every week, we present an Italian word, be it old, new, out of use, impossible to translate, strange, quintessentially Italian, or used all around the world. It features famous guests of Casa Italiana, as well as students, professors and Casa members.
 

Parole Parole: "Struggimento"

Today's word is STRUGGIMENTO, literally and figuratively signifying something that falls apart...

Parole Parole: "Campanilismo"

Today's word is CAMPANILISMO, the Italian tradition of preferring one's home town (and its...

Parole Parole: "Schifo"

Today's word is SCHIFO, meaning "disgusting."

Parole Parole: "Rivale"

Today's word is RIVALE, or - in English - "rival."

Parole Parole: "Cornuto"

Today's word is CORNUTO, literally meaning "cuckold," but colloquially used as an insult more...

Parole Parole: "Bufala"

Today's word is BUFALA, meaning a female buffalo, but used mostly to describe fake news.

Parole Parole: "Zabaione"

Today's word is ZABAIONE, an egg-based dessert, typical for the holiday season.

Parole Parole: "Anzi"

Today's word is ANZI, an untranslatable Italian word, somewhere between "on the contrary" and "...

Parole Parole: "Figurati"

Today's word is FIGURATI, an Italian single-word expression signifying contradiction and...

Parole Parole: "Bottega"

Today's word is BOTTEGA, an Italian word with multiple meanings relating to storage and...

Parole Parole: "Chitarra"

Today's word is CHITARRA, Italian word for "guitar," but also a type of pasta.

Parole Parole: "Cencioso"

Today's word is CENCIOSO, Italian for "ragged."