Italian Word of the Day: Occhiata (glance / quick look)

Occhiata, which is the combination of the word occhio (eye) with the noun-forming suffix -ata, may not be the most profound word in Italian but it is used very frequently in everyday conversation. occhiata glance / quick look It translates to glance, glimpse, quick look or peek depending on the context, and as you’ve probably …

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Italian Word of the Day: Bagnato (wet)

Today’s word of the day, bagnato (wet), is inspired by the dreadful weather we’ve been experiencing here in Wales. We’ve barely seen a couple of weeks of sunshine in nearly nine months! bagnato wet Bagnato is an adjective that is also the past participle of the verb bagnare (to wet / to water). Bagnare, in …

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Italian Idiom: Vestirsi a cipolla (to dress in layers)

Italian idiom "vestirsi a cipolla"

If you live in a region with unpredictable weather patterns, you likely understand the importance of layering your clothing. In Italian, this practice of donning multiple layers is aptly described as vestirsi a cipolla. vestirsi a cipolla to dress in layers The phrase vestirsi a cipolla literally means “to dress like an onion.” This expression …

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8 Ways to Say “Amazing” in Italian

Imagine strolling through the enchanting streets of Rome, basking in the glory of art masterpieces, or indulging in a delectable plate of homemade pasta that elicits the exclamation, “This is amazing!” Yet, as we know, “amazing” is merely one of the myriad terms in English at your disposal to describe such an experience. The English …

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