Italian Word of the Day: Pantaloni (trousers / pants)

The word for trousers or pants in Italian is pantaloni. If you find yourself struggling to remember this term, simply think of the English word pantaloons! Both the Italian pantaloni and English pantaloons derive from the French pantalon, which in turn owes its name to the famous Commedia dell’Arte character, Pantalone, whose costume consists of …

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Italian Word of the Day: Pantofole (slippers)

No sooner do I get home from work than do I slip out of my work shoes and straight into my comfy pantofole (feminine, singular: pantofola), the word for slippers in Italian. This term applies to any comfortable indoor shoe, usually made of leather, cloth, felt, or wool, that completely covers the foot. It may …

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Italian Word of the Day: Mutande (underpants)

Today’s word of the day is part of our Italian Christmas Word Advent Calendar series. Each day throughout December, we’ll post a word that is related to the holiday season. Enjoy! The word for underpants in Italian is mutande (feminine plural). Although the singular version exists (mutanda), it is rarely used. You may wonder why we are …

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