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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: "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."

Parole Parole: "Volentieri"

Today's word is VOLENTIERI, Italian for "willingly" or "with pleasure."

Parole Parole: "Acuto"

Today's word is ACUTO, the word for "sharp" and for a "high-note".

Parole Parole: "Don"

Today's word is DON, a common title of honor in Italy.

Parole Parole: "Trasecolare"

Today's word is TRASECOLARE, Italian for being dumbfounded.

Parole Parole: "Malmostoso"

Today's word is MALMOSTOSO, Italian for someone who is grumpy.

Parole Parole: "Libretto"

Today's word is LIBRETTO, the booklet of verses for a work of musical theater.

Parole Parole: "Scialla"

Today's word is SCIALLA, which means "take it easy".