Italian Word of the Day: Fico / Figo (cool / trendy)

Italian word 'figo'

Have you ever wondered how to say cool or trendy in the Italian language? Well, the adjective you’re looking for is fico, or figo as it is pronounced in the north. This slang term has become a popular expression to convey something stylish, attractive, or simply impressive. fico – figo cool / trendy Because it …

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Italian Word of the Day: Divertente (fun / amusing / entertaining)

If you’re acquainted with the English words diverting and diversion, recalling the Italian word for ‘fun‘ or ‘entertaining‘ shouldn’t be too challenging – it’s divertente. It is the present participle of the verb divertire, meaning ‘to amuse‘ or ‘to entertain‘ but also ‘to have fun‘ in its reflexive form divertirsi (literally “to amuse oneself“). Divertire, …

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Italian Word of the Day: Carino (nice / pretty)

italian word carino

In Italian, a positive way to describe a person or an action is by using the adjective carino. Carino is the diminutive form of caro, which translates to dear. It can be used in its masculine form, carino, feminine form, carina, or in their respective plural forms, carini and carine. When referring to a deed …

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Italian Word of the Day: Pensare (to think)

Today we’re going to explore pensare, a common verb in the Italian language that will offer a gateway to convey your thoughts and feelings. pensare to think Italian verbs are categorised into three classes: -are, -ire, and -ere. Pensare belongs to the first category, meaning that its conjugation in the present tense adheres the following …

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Italian Word of the Day: Pomeriggio (afternoon)

What comes after il mattino (the morning) and precedes la sera (the evening)? Il pomeriggio (the afternoon), of course! pomeriggio afternoon According to Treccani, this term is a cross between the Latin adjective pomeridiano (the adjective “afternoon”) and meriggio (a synonym for mezzogiorno – midday – that refers to the hours at which the sun …

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Italian Word of the Day: Schifo (gross / yuck / disgust)

A soiled diaper. A smelly sock. Or a dead spider in your bathtub. All of these can be succinctly described with a single Italian noun: schifo (gross / yuck / disgust). schifo gross / yuck / disgust The term has roots in the Old French eschif and Old Franconian *skiuhjan, meaning to respect / revere …

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