Italian Phrase: Buona Festa del Papà! (Happy Father’s Day!)

Father’s Day (known as la Festa del Papà in Italian) is celebrated on different days around the world, just like Mother’s Day. In most countries including the United States, Canada, France and Japan, the customary day for the celebration of fatherhood takes place on the third Sunday in June but in Italy, it always falls …

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Italian Word of the Day: Papà (dad / daddy)

The affectionate name children use towards their father (padre) in Italian is papà. It is the equivalent of dad, daddy or pa in English. A very easy mistake you might make when you first start learning Italian is to accidentally place the emphasis on the first rather than the last syllable. If you place it …

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