Italian Word of the Day: Piccante (spicy / hot)

Any food that causes a burning sensation in the mouth when tasted can be called piccante, which is the word for spicy or hot in Italian. It comes from the French word piquant of the same meaning. The plural form of this adjective is piccanti. There is no distinction between masculine and feminine: it’s always …

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Italian Word of the Day: Caldo (hot / warm)

The word caldo can refer to anything that is hot or warm, be it the temperature, weather, food or clothing. Because it is an adjective, the ending changes depending on whether the subject is masculine, feminine, and/or plural. caldo = masculine, singular calda = feminine, singular caldi = masculine, plural calde = feminine, plural La …

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