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

An adjective you simply cannot survive without in Italian is carino. The diminutive of caro (dear), it translates in many ways including cute, pretty, nice, kind and lovely to name a few. In Italian, adjectives always agree in gender and number with the nouns they modify. Those ending in o have four forms – masculine, …

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Italian Phrase of the Week: Sei carino! (You’re cute!)

(Tu) sei carino/a! is how you would say You are cute! in Italian. If you are talking to a man, you need to make the adjective masculine (carino) whereas for a woman, you would choose the feminine carina. The reason I’ve put tu (you) in brackets is because in Italian, subject pronouns are optional if …

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