Italian Phrase: In bocca al lupo! (Good luck!)

In bocca al lupo, which literally translates as in the mouth of the wolf, is a very common greeting in Italian addressed to those in need of buona fortuna (good luck) such as, for example, someone about to embark on a risky endeavour or a student about to take an important exam. Much like the …

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Italian Word of the Day: Lupo (wolf)

italian word for wolf is lupo

If you are familiar with the English word lupine, it shouldn’t be too difficult to remember the word lupo (masculine, plural: lupi), which is the Italian for wolf. A wolf cub is known as a lupetto. This is also the term used for a cub scout in the young Scouts organisation and the mock turtleneck. …

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