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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: "Scartabellare"

Today's word is SCARTABELLARE, meaning "getting through paperwork."

Parole Parole: "Coccio"

Today's word is COCCIO, meaning a piece or fragment of pottery.

Parole Parole: "Cappuccino"

Today's word is CAPPUCCINO, the espresso + milk froth combo.

Parole Parole: "Passeggiata"

Today's word is PASSEGGIATA, meaning "a stroll."

Parole Parole: "Sfogo"

Today's word is SFOGO, meaning "venting," "flowing into," or "rash."

Parole Parole: "Allegria"

Today's word is ALLEGRIA, meaning "happiness."

Parole Parole: "Campana"

Today's word is CAMPANA, Italian for "bell" or "church bell."

Parole Parole: "Ghetto"

Today's word is GHETTO, from the Italian "getto."

Parole Parole: "Merenda"

Today's word is MERENDA, Italian for "afternoon snack."

Parole Parole: "Campare"

Today's word is CAMPARE, Italian for "to live" or "to survive."

Parole Parole: "Contadino"

Today's word is CONTADINO, Italian for a peasant.

Featuring author Fred Plotkin.

Parole Parole: "Sbattimento"

Today's word is SBATTIMENTO, meaning an annoyance.