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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Italian Word of the Day: Fuochi d’Artificio (fireworks)

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 fireworks in Italian is made up of two terms: fuochi which means fires (singular: fuoco) and artificio meaning artifice (plural: artifici). Setting off …

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Italian Word of the Day: Biglietto di auguri (greeting card)

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! In Italian, the word for card – as in the kind of cards you send to celebrate special occasions – is biglietto d’auguri (masculine, plural: biglietti …

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Italian Word of the Day: Elfo (elf)

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 tradition of the Christmas elf has its origins in American, Canadian, Irish and British cultures, but due to globalisation, has since been incorporated into the …

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How to Say “Christmas Eve” in Italian – Vigilia di Natale

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 eve in Italian is vigilia (feminine, plural vigilie) and Christmas Eve is known as la vigilia di Natale. Alla vigilia di Natale, gli …

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