The word of the day is: Faticoso
The word faticoso in Italian, which translates as tiring or strenuous, comes from the verb faticare which is how you would say to labour or to struggle. It shares the same origin as the word fatigue in English.
The phrase of the week is: Lavati le mani!
Something all parents must teach their kids as they grow up is the importance of washing one’s hands, which translates as lavarsi le mani in Italian…
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20 Useful Spring Words in Italian
March 20th 2020 is the spring equinox in Italy and the northern hemisphere, marking the start of longer days, warmer weather and the appearance of new life. If you’re learning Italian, you may want to increase your spring vocabulary so that you can talk to your friends and family about this time of year. This is why we’ve put together this …
Ora vs Adesso: What’s the difference?
In Italian, there are two main ways you can translate the word now. One is ora and the second is adesso. For all intents and purposes, ora and adesso are synonyms in modern day Italian, and swapping one for the other will rarely sound strange to the native ear. Ora derives from the Latin hora whereas…