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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: "Tremendo"

Today's word is TREMENDO, Italian for terrible, or horrific, and not - as one would imagine -...

Parole Parole: "Omertà"

Today's word is OMERTÀ, the code of silence enacted by a community in the face of organized...

Parole Parole: "Polpettone"

Today's word is POLPETTONE, which literally means "meatloaf," but is also used figuratively.

Parole Parole: "Paraculo"

Today's word is PARACULO, applied to those who cleverly look out for themselves.

Parole Parole: "Schizzo"

Today's word is SCHIZZO, Italian for sketch, splash, and other meanings.

Parole Parole: "Zonzo"

Today's word is ZONZO, Italian for wandering or roaming.

Parole Parole: "Scena"

Today's word is SCENA, the Italian word for scene.

Parole Parole: "Birichino"

Today's word is BIRICHINO, Italian for a little rascal.

Parole Parole: "Bofonchiare"

Today's word is BOFONCHIARE, Italian for mumbling and complaining.

Parole Parole: "Minestra"

Today's word is MINESTRA, Italian for soup.

Parole Parole: "Pasticcio"

Today's word is PASTICCIO and other derivations of the word.

Parole Parole: "Monello"

Today's word is MONELLO, Italian for a brat, someone who is naughty.